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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Why St. Kate’s

St. Kate’s offers one of the few accredited baccalaureate program in foodservice management in the Twin Cities metro area.

Knowing your business

The foodservice management major at St. Kate’s gives you a strong background in the very essence of the industry: food. You will learn about food, basic food science, nutrition, the culture of food and management — putting your future career in context and giving you an appreciation for what drives the industry.

Keep your friends close

St. Kate’s prides itself on small classes — meaning you’ll have a chance to get to know your fellow students and professors well. Courses in foodservice management typically have 15–20 students, allowing you to participate in discussions and ask in-depth questions.

Hands-on learning

As part of the foodservice management major, you will take a hands-on approach to your education — from foods labs to designing your own foodservice facility (not to mention creating a business and marketing plan for it, too), you will take courses that allow you to experience learning by doing.

A focus on business

In addition to courses in food and nutrition, foodservice management majors complete a minor in business administration, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of accounting, management, marketing and sales. With this background in business, you will be prepared to join a company of any size or start your own.