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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Fashion Design and Merchandising

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program prepares students for employment in the global textile and apparel industries.

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Human Development and Family Science

The Human Development and Family Science program provides students the skills needed to provide educational, preventative and intervention services to individuals and families.

Interior Design

The Interior Design program develops students’ skills and knowledge in color, design, drafting, space planning, building and interior systems.

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Teacher Education

The FCS Teacher Education certifies students to teach all areas of Family and Consumer Sciences at middle school and high school levels.

Food Nutrition and Dietetics

The Food Nutrition and Dietetics program prepares students for dietetic internships and successful careers in Dietetics and Food and Beverage Management fields.

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Queer Coalition members pose for a group photo during last March's Trans Day of Visibility Sashay. Members are holding signs which read "Born this gay," "I'm rollin' with the LGBT," and "Trans rights."
Queer Coalition, Illinois State University's LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, and graduate student affinity group, will be partnering with cultural heritage collections across campus this summer to explore queer history through an intersectional lens. Attendees can expect a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A. All are welcome to attend.  

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