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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in community service, government, science and technology, business, industry and education.  In addition to the preparation of men and women for professional careers and graduate study, a major focus for the Department is to enhance the general well-being of individuals, families and communities through teaching, research, demonstration and economic development activities.


The objectives of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences are to guide the student in:


  •  Developing a sound and satisfying philosophy of life inherent with democratic principles;
  •  Preparing for professional practice in a specialized field;
  •  Using intelligence in solving personal and family problems in today’s society;
  •  Enhancing the student’s own general and cultural education; and
  •  Accepting responsibility as an informed citizen in a changing world.


Family and Consumer Sciences provides leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimum quality of life.

CALNS Research Magazine

                    Issue 1 (PDF)

                    Issue 2 (PDF)

Student Achievements and Activities

  •       Nurtition Club
  •       Family Studies Association
  •       Kappa Omnicron Nu


Contact Information

​Dr. Cynthia Smith


Family and Consumer Services


Carver Complex-Hobson

Room 104

P: 256.372.4172