Join our diverse community of professionals and students committed to empowering individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society.
Immersive programs and collaborative student experiences prepare students to excel in a broad range of fields dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and the environment around them. Accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, we foster the scholarly achievements, creative pursuits, and community service of our faculty and students. Learn more about our 11 bachelor’s degrees, six minors, and seven master’s degrees.
Our graduates are influencing the global fashion and interior design industries, caring for the nation’s children, developing nutritional programs, and managing major food and hospitality services. For instance, Angela Ahrendts,’81 fashion merchandising, is the chief executive officer of Burberry, one of the 100 largest companies in the United Kingdom, and remains engaged with the university.
Commitment to Excellence
Students gain real-world experience through our programs’ dedication to practical applications. Here are just a few examples:
A Supportive Environment
Although our research interests vary, we are a strong community of faculty, students, alumni, and friends who support each other in the classroom and beyond. Each discipline supports program-specific communities to connect student with peers, faculty advisors, and professional organizations.
We welcome our alumni, retirees, and friends to continue to build relationships with us. Your expertise and support provides students with the confidence and connections to exceed within the program and beyond. Whether you share your professional experiences with a class, establish a scholarship or facilitate a partnership—our department is eager to connect you with students and faculty engaged in innovative research and study related to your field. Contact us today.
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