Family & Consumer Sciences

FACS Overview
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, formerly the Department of Home Economics, offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with two comprehensive tracks; Fashion Merchandising and General Family and Consumer Studies. The Department's curriculum encompasses the study of relationships among people in their personal spaces, focusing on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments, and their effects on human behavior and development.

The primary mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare students with the competencies and skills needed to address changes and new developments in goods and services and to work with communities to implement programs to improve the life of individuals, families and communities. In addition, a major focus for the Department is to enhance the quality of family life through teaching, research and service within an urban setting. 

FACS Programs