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    Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)

    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.

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    Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) - Dietetics

    An ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that provides the first step in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (R.D.N.).
    *Dietetics is offered as an accelerated program.

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    Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) - Food and Beverage Management

    Prepares graduates for careers in the growing food industry. The trend of consumers eating more and more meals away from home and spending money on prepared foods continues to grow. Trained and qualified managers are needed wherever food is served to the public.
    *Food and Beverage Management is offered as an accelerated program.

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    Human Development and Family Science

    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 accelerated program.

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    Interior Design

    Interior Design prepares students to design innovative, functional, supportive, and responsible interior environment.
    *Interior Design is offered as an accelerated program.

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    FCS Teacher Education

    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.


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    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) focuses on enhancing the lives of individuals, their families, communities, and organizations.


Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

M.A. and M.S. degrees offered in the following sequences:

Master of Science in Nutrition

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    Further your knowledge in nutrition, dietetics, or food and beverage management.

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    Dietetic Internship

    This experience prepares students to be competent, entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists and lifelong learners in the community.

Graduate Certificate