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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.

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

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It's Never too Late to Continue Your Education !!

Whether retuning to school to complete a degree, beginning an advanced degree program, or simply expanding your knowledge base, it is never to late to invest in yourself!

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University of Utah FCS Department, College of Education and SLCC state the importance of understanding early childhood development for Pre-K through 3rd grade teachers. 

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What has the FCS Family has been up to lately? 

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 Health Society and Policy Student and FCS Employee Megan Cottle Volunteers for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Providing Free Tax Assistance to Families and Individuals         

FCS 3510 Tax Preparation and Community, taught every spring semester by Ann House, provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for IRS certification.  Students then put the certification to good use by working with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).  Read the article here.




Last Updated: 10/31/19