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


Nutrition and DieteticsFamily and Child StudiesHospitality ManagementEarly Childhood StudiesTextiles, Apparel & 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 teacher certification in family and consumer sciences at the secondary level.

FCNS News and Important Announcements

  • Spring 2015 Family and Child Studies application is now available!
  • New majors meetings for Family and Child Studies majors will be held on 10/16/14 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm in Wirtz Auditorium (101) and 10/17/14 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in McMurry Auditorium (204). Attending one of these meetings is mandatory for new FCS majors.
  • Meeting dates for new Nutrition, Health, and Wellness, Hospitality Management, and Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising new majors will be posted at a later time.