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The mission of the Family and Consumer Studies Department is to provide our students with cutting edge knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the real life opportunities needed to transform policies and improve lives through careers within the non-profit, public, and private sectors.

Family and Consumer Studies (FCS) is an interdisciplinary department where faculty and students examine how the social, economic, political, and physical environments affect families, individuals, and consumers. The teaching, research, and service done in the department focuses on expanding our understanding of how welfare of individuals, and the families in which they live, are affected by external forces and internal forces. As such, the department emphasizes applied social science research and teaching with a strong public policy orientation.

Our Degrees





The 5 Simple Steps to Financial Success Now

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:15 - 1pm



Sociology and U: Performance Art on Race, Class, and Gender

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm



Innovations in Comparative Capitalism: The State of the Field

Thursday, September 28, 8:30am - Friday, September 29, 2017, 1pm



Body and Soul: The Persistence of the Human

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 1 - 3pm

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Student Athlete Spotlight on FCS and Econ double major Brian Allen.

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Marital Sex Myths Debunked by Research

A recent study done by family and consumer studies assistant professor Daniel Carlson shows that in marriage, it is more about quality than quantity of sex.

Republicans Are Having More Sex Than Democrats

Recent research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger concluded that Independents and Republicans are more likely to have sex at least once a week than their Democrat peers.

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Last Updated: 3/27/17