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.

Foods Minor

If you are looking to gain a basic understanding of food, food science and nutrition but are majoring in a different subject area, consider a six-course foods minor.

Required courses:

  • FSNU 2700: Intercultural Foods (2 credits)
  • FSNU 2900: Food Science
  • FSNU 3000: Nutrition or FSNU 2200: Food, Nutrition and You
  • FSNU 4310: Research in Food and Nutrition
  • FSNU 4250: Current Issues in Food and Nutrition
  • FSNU 4952: Independent Study (2 credits)

All courses are 4 credits unless noted. For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.