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 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

  • FCNS will be hosting CPR and First Aid Classes on October 25th and November 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Wirtz 103A (arrive by 9:30 a.m. for registration). Sessions include BLS Health Care Provider CPR card and First Aid card, both good for 2 years and issued by the American Heart Association. You may sign up for both ($45, 10am-2pm), just CPR ($35, 10am-12pm), or just First Aid ($10, 12pm-2pm); please pre-pay by cash or check (payable to Bill Reynolds) to Wendy Thomas in Wirtz 118. Class size is limited to 20 people per session so act quickly!
  • New majors meetings for Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Hospitality Management, and Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising majors will be held on 9/25/14 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm in Wirtz Auditorium (101) and 9/26/14 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in McMurry Auditorium (204). Attending one of these meetings is mandatory for new NDHM/TAM majors.
  • 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.