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

Graduate student Profile

May 14, 2024

CSUN Gave Its Newest Graduates the Tools to Achieve Their Dreams

Members of the graduating class of 2024 found a home at California State University, Northridge. It was a pla...

April 18, 2024

Meet a Family Studies Student and Alum and Discover their Inspiration

Meet a Family Studies Student and Alum and Discover their InspirationGraduating Senior Keyly Sandoval, and Al...

April 17, 2024

Learn What Shaped Family Studies and Where It’s Going

Family dynamics are often complex, but those who study families can help us understand, seeing ourselves, and...

Department Chair

Dr. Yi 'Tom' Cai

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge CA 91330-8308
FCS Department Office
Sequoia Hall 141

  • Phone: (818) 677-3051

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