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Family & Consumer Sciences

Mission Statement

The mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is to develop graduates who effectively apply knowledge of human and environmental forces affecting the well-being of individuals and families. The mission is accomplished through accredited, integrative, quality, and professional programs in specialized areas related to the well-being of individuals and families within a diverse and global society.

The integrating focus for this program is the enhancement of interpersonal-relationships of people with their environment. Education, research, and service programs contribute to the liberal arts education of students, and focus on concepts from the study of individual and family well-being, basic human needs, family strengths, and community vitality within a systems framework. (Revised September, 2017)