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 sequences: 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.
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.
This program is offered as a Master of Science or Master of Arts. It is designed for professionals seeking advanced study in a specialty area of Family and Consumer Sciences.