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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Nutrition Minor

The six-course minor in nutrition is particularly useful to students with another major looking gain an understanding of nutrition before beginning a healthcare or exercise science-related career or attending medical school.

Required courses:

  • FSNU 2900: Food Science
  • FSNU 3000: Nutrition

Plus at least 14 credits from the following courses:

  • FSNU 3250: Sports Nutrition
  • FSNU 4200: Community Nutrition
  • FSNU 4250: Current Issues in Food and Nutrition (2 credits)
  • FSNU 4300: Advanced Nutrition
  • FSNU 4350: Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • FSNU 4400: Medical Nutrition Therapy II
  • FSNU 4954: Independent Study: Practicum Diabetes Education
  • EDUC 3770: Educational Methods in Nutrition and Dietetics

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