The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers applied fields of study that focus on enhancing the lives of individuals, their families and communities.
FDM offers classes in both design and merchandising. This exposes students to a wide variety of fields including Fashion Designer, Buyer, Product Developer, and other careers in the fashion industry.
*Fashion Design and Merchandising is offered as an accelerated program.
FND includes two options: Dietetics and Food and Nutrition Management. Dietetics prepares students to become a Registered Dietitian. Food and Nutrition Management combines business and management principles with food service and hospitality skills.
*Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics is offered as an accelerated program.
This program prepares students to provide educational, preventative, and intervention services to individuals and families. Students are also prepared for graduate studies in a variety of related disciplines.
*Human Development and Family Science is offered as an
The Illinois State FCS Teacher Education program is the largest producer of FCS teachers in Illinois. Students in this program are prepared to teach in a variety of Family and Consumer Science areas.
M.A. and M.S. degrees offered in the following sequences:
Advance your studies in a specific area of family and consumer sciences
Dive into your passion for fashion design and product development or fashion merchandising.
Increase your capacity for inquiry, logical thinking, critical analysis, and synthesis as you apply theory to practice in the classroom and at your practicum sites.
This experience prepares students to be competent, entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists and lifelong learners in the community. Learn more about Track 1- Master's/Dietetic Internship and Track 2- Distance Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate Program.