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 educator licensure in family and consumer sciences at the secondary level.

FCNS News and Important Announcements

  • The Family and Child Studies admission application is here. Be sure to mail or hand in the completed application to FCNS no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015.
  • Looking for a scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year? Check out our scholarship page.
  • Who needs flowers? Order delicious, decadent Valentine's Day cookies from the Chandelier Catering Corp! Orders must be received by Friday, 2/6/15 and may be picked up in the Chandelier room (143 Adams Hall) on Friday, 2/13/15 12:00 - 4:00 p.m..