Philosophy

  • The Family and Consumer Sciences Department empowers individuals and families across their life spans to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The department’s unique focus is on the family, work, and their interrelationships. The goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare students to become life-long learners. Family and Consumer Sciences has developed curricula that provide opportunities to assist students in making life decisions, and developing career, post-secondary, family, leisure, and life skills, such as
    • strengthening the well-being of individuals and families;
    • becoming responsible citizens and leaders in diverse settings;
    • promoting optimal nutrition and wellness;
    • managing resources;
    • balancing personal, home, family, and work lives;
    • functioning as providers and consumers of goods and services;
    • appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one’s actions (individually or collaboratively); and
    • finding success in both family and work.

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