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The School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers programs that prepare students for diverse professional roles. Undergraduate students can major in Human Development & Family SciencesFashion MerchandisingInterior DesignNutrition and Foods, or Consumer Affairs (with or without a teaching certification). Graduate students may either pursue a Master of Science degree with a major in Family and Child Studies or enter the Dietetic Internship program.

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Dr. Andrew Behnke

Welcome from the Director of the School of Family & Consumer Science

I am so excited to welcome you to learn more about the School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)! Our school has so many diverse opportunities to prepare you for jobs that empower and benefit youth, families, and communities. That’s what we do, what we know, what we research, and it is what we teach.

Our innovative faculty members are making real-world impacts and we are here to prepare you to do the same. We strive to help you use your creative talents to work with communities in the realms of Nutrition, Human Development, Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Consumer Affairs. 

We differ from other schools in that we put students first; recognizing we all can learn from one another’s experiences and use that knowledge to have a positive influence on the world. We, as a faculty, want to meet you and find out how we can help make your professional goals a reality. There are so many problems to solve in this world and we genuinely believe you are essential to discover the solutions and carry them out to truly make a difference. Come talk to us. Our doors are open!

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