Family and Consumer Sciences

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Are you interested in working with individuals and families? Our program provides students a broad education for careers in consumer affairs, dietetics, hospitality services, family services, or merchandising and textiles. The courses in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences provide the foundation for challenging careers.


Dietetics, Family Services, Apparel and Textiles, Financial Literacy, Hospitality, and Merchandising


Apparel and Textile Design, Financial Literacy, Hospitality Management, Merchandising

Four Year Degree Plan

Course Catalog Listing (Dietetics Option) (Family Services Option) (Apparel and Textiles, Financial Literacy, Hospitality, and Merchandising Option)

Student Professional Organizations

You can participate in the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, one of the largest of the nation. Your goal may be to become a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honorary society which has won national awards.

Scholarship Listing

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Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
Building Aspirations Towards Positivity Annual Scholarship
Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship
Christopher E. Tredennick Memorial Scholarship
Donna Lynn Connelly Scholarship
Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Sch
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
Dwight & Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship
Education Scholars Award
Eileen F. Hubbard Scholarship
Elsie and Erson Giffin Scholarship
Grote Stahl Sch
John E. & Mary J. Price Scholarship
Joyce S. Crouse Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
Kuhl Family Scholarship
Lillian R. Greathouse Sch
Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences International Merit Award
Mike and Susan Petrik Annual Scholarship Award for Excellence
Omar Schmeusser Memorial Scholarship
Ozier Child & Family Award
Rory and Gail Heltsley Steidl Scholarship
Ruth Gaertner Scholarship
Ruth Miller Esbeck Sch
Schmalhausen Family Scholarship

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Faculty Listing

Family and Consumer Sciences, Klehm Hall 1030
Contact Name: Melanie Tracy Burns, PhD, RD
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