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.

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Beyond the Classroom

As a foodservice management major, you will have plenty of opportunities to gain knowledge and experience while building connections outside of class.

Tapping the alumnae network

St. Kate’s has many alumnae in the Twin Cities that offer current students a chance to shadow a day in their life on the job. This can be a valuable resource for you when designing your internship and could also inspire your future career choice.

Getting perspective on the industry

Foodservice management majors have the opportunity to attend trade shows to learn more about the industry and make connections with potential employers.


Students are encouraged to join the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences Club to participate in service projects both on and off campus. The club is open to all majors in the FCNS department and offers members the opportunity to get hands-on experience with industry events and employers, and hosts social events for members throughout the academic year.

Kappa Omicron Nu

As a foodservice management major, you eligible for nomination to the national human services honor society, Kappa Omicron Nu. Members of KON are recognized in academia and business for excellent scholarship.