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.

HomeFoods and Nutrition in BusinessAcademic Plan

Academic Plan

Students working in the experimental foods lab

As a food and nutrition in business major, you will take courses in food and food science and basic nutrition. You will also complete at least 12 credits from courses of your choice offered by the Business Administration Department, allowing you to specialize in certain areas of business, such as accounting, management, marketing or sales.

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
HIST: History course*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
PSYC 1001: General Psychology
WOST/CRST: Women’s studies or critical studies course*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
BIOL 2200: Microbiology
FSNU 2900: Food Science
BUSI: Business administration elective
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Winter
BIOL 2520: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
ECON 2610: Microeconomics or ECON 2620: Macroeconomics
PSYC 2050: Statistical Methods in Psychology
COMM: Communication course

Fall
FSNU 3000: Nutrition
FSNU 4250: Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
FSNU: Food and nutrition elective
BUSI: Business administration elective

Winter
FSNU 2700: International Foods
FSNU: Food and nutrition elective
BUSI: Business administration elective
|PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*

Fall
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
FSNU 4604: Internship or FSNU 4950: Independent Study
FSNU: Food and nutrition elective
BUSI: Business administration elective

Winter
FSNU 4310: Research in Foods and Nutrition
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*
Elective

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

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing requirements

Foods and nutrition in business majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FSNU 4210: Experiemental Foods. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and one other writing-intensive course in this or another department).