School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences - NIU - College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences

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School of Family, Consumer & Nutrition Sciences
118 Wirtz Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1543 
Fax: (815) 753-1321
Email: fcns@niu.edu

Nutrition and DieteticsFamily and Child StudiesHospitality ManagementEarly Childhood StudiesFashion Merchandising

The School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS) prepares professionals who support families and individuals in meeting their basic human needs. The programs are based upon an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon the behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities.

Students learn theories and their application to professions in nonprofit organizations, private practice, government, education, and business. Baccalaureate graduates have the necessary foundation for a career as well as for further study. Master's graduates are prepared for advanced practice and professional leadership as well as the pursuit of doctoral work in the field. Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences majors may obtain educator licensure in family and consumer sciences at the secondary level.

FCNS News and Important Announcements

  • NDHM majors and minors who are planning to take FCNS 200A in fall 2015 must submit a completed permit form to the FCNS office (Wirtz 118) in order to be enrolled in the course.
  • NDHM majors who are planning to take FCNS 320 in fall 2015 must submit a completed permit form to the FCNS office (Wirtz 118) in order to be enrolled in the course.