Family & Consumer Sciences Department

The mission of the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is to prepare graduates to become leaders and advocates who enhance the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. As an original department dating from the founding of the university in 1923, FCS represents the commitment of the Sisters of St. Joseph to serve a world in need.

  • ISPP Student Honored with Award

    ISPP Student Honored with Award

    Hannah Thornburgh was honored with the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition's student award.

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  • Deb Williams, AAFCS Leader

    Deb Williams, AAFCS Leader

    Alumna and instructor Deb Williams has been accepted into the AAFCS Leadership Academy.

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Graduates assist consumers in needs assessment, decision making, problem solving and resource management in the areas of nutrition, food, and health management.

FCS curriculum encourages the development of a disciplined mind, critical and creative thought, skills in human relations and communication, as well as professional competence. Practicums, observation courses, and internships are an essential part of a quality education. St. Louis provides a wealth of excellent resources and opportunities for such practical experiences.

FCS is recognized nationally for its outstanding integration of the liberal arts with strong content from the areas of specialization. The Dietetics program is currently granted accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400.

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Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 |
Summer hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. –  noon