Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

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Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.


Careers in FCS

Undergraduate Programs

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Apparel Design and Merchandising

A major in apparel merchandising can open you to the world of clothing, beyond design, and give you the background you need to succeed in the textile or apparel industry.

February 6, 2024

FCS Graduate Program Open House

Are you ready to take your next step in your academic journey after a Bachelors? Then come join the FCS Depar...

February 6, 2024

Sustainable Fashion Program Online Panel Talk Series: Textile Waste

Join the Sustainable Fashion Program (SFP) for an online panel talk introducing environmentally conscious pro...

February 6, 2024

HHD Student Town Hall

HHD wants to hear your voice!  The College of Health and Human Development is holding a Student Town Hall Me...

Department Chair

Yi 'Tom' Cai

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA 91330-8320
Administrative Offices
Sequoia Hall 141

  • Phone: (818) 677-3051

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