Welcome to the Department of Child, Family and Consumer Sciences!

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Child, Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) offers a unique set of programs that include Child Development, Family Science, and Fashion Merchandising programs that reflect our interdisciplinary foundation from home economics.

Through our programs and advising services we demonstrate the highest commitment to excellence and student success. Our dedicated and award-winning faculty has built responsive, relevant programs that meet students' professional and personal goals. Faculty seek to engage and challenge students both inside and outside the classroom. Through rigorous coursework, experiential and service learning, internships, research, and practicuma, students connect classroom experiences with the day-to-day world of work. Research activities and involvement in community settings give students opportunities to practice and refine skills under the mentorship of faculty and field professionals. We invite you to meet our faculty and staff and examine our programs in Child Development, Family Science, and Fashion Merchandising.

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Professional Organizations

Child and Family Sciences Professional Organizations

Association for Childhood Education International

International Association for Relationship Research

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

National Council on Family Relations

Society for Research on Adolescents

Society for Research in Child Development