Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCSN) Vision and Mission

Vision - To be an innovative department renowned for rigorous, diverse programs of study steeped in the Catholic liberal arts tradition and distinguished by exemplary graduates responsibly engaged in the world.

Mission - Founded first on Catholic liberal arts tradition and offering rigorous programs of study, the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS) department educates women to be professional, ethical leaders. Grounded in science, the students become content experts with an innovative mindset and professional voice. The curriculum empowers students to understand and reflect upon the multi-faceted issues facing individuals and families today, challenging graduates to advocate for the dear neighbor without distinction in a socially responsible manner. Strong inter-professional and community collaborations prepare women for transformational leadership, life-long learning and a commitment to sustainability in the global context.

HomeFoodservice ManagementAcademic Plan

Academic Plan

As a foodservice management major, you will complete the courses in the major and a business administration minor.

Below is a sample course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
CHEM 1010: General Chemistry
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
PSYC 1001: General Psychology
PSYC 2050: Statistical Methods in Psychology*
HIST: History course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
BIOL 2200: Intro. to Microbiology
FSNU 2900: Food Science
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
ACCT 2110: Financial Accounting
ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
FSNU 2200: Food, Nutrition and You

Fall
MKTG 2300: Intro. to Marketing
SALE 2330: Intro. to Selling
FSNU 4250: Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
MGMT 2400: Principles of Management
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Winter
FSNU 3550: Food and Nutrition Management
FSNU 2660: International Foods: Eastern
ACCT 2130: Managerial Accounting
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Fall
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
FSNU 2670: International Foods: Western
FSNU 3600: Foodservice Operations Management
MRCH 3300: Non-store Reselling

Winter
EDUC 3770: Ed. Methods in Dietetics & Nutrition
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
FSNU 3500: Foodservice Systems Management
Social science elective*

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.