Family and Consumer Sciences
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If you want to pursue a career helping people in many ways – from caring for children, families and the elderly, to making the most of their leisure time, to building a wardrobe – the School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) has programs for you.
We offer bachelor degrees in human development and family sciences, hospitality and tourism management and fashion merchandising, and graduate degree programs in applied human development and family sciences, marriage and family therapy and leadership in aging studies.
To take your studies to the next level, we offer minors in Family and Child Studies, Fashion Merchandising and Gerontology. We also offer undergraduate and graduate certificates in Leadership in Aging Services, Family and Child Development, and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology. We also offer courses to satisfy requirements for a second teaching endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences
You’ll learn from expert faculty in both the classroom and at unique on-campus facilities to give you relevant work experience. These include a student-run restaurant, a couple and family therapy clinic, and a child development and family center.