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.
FCS in the News
Congratulations to Kristina Hosea & Amanda Groneman for graduating with the Bennion Center Scholars Distinction!
Kristina (Tina) Hosea worked with Faculty Mentor Jacob Fitisemanu, Jr. and Andrea Ferguson with Amanaki Fo'ou to create a culturally appropriate volunteer orientation and a diabetes PSA clip that was broadcast across the nation of Tonga.
Amanda Groneman worked with Faculty Mentor Marissa Diener and Chuck Curtin at Primary Children's School Zone to implement a live TV show for patients of Primary Children's Hospital.
Bennion Center Scholars complete 400+ hours of community service, take 10 credits of community engaged learning (CEL) coursework and conduct a Capstone Project with a community partner and faculty member.