Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website. We offer programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science, as well as, several degree minors, certificate programs, and opportunities to enter a dietetic internship. We are the largest Family and Consumer Sciences program on the west coast and are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, our option areas also hold a variety of discipline-specific accreditations.
We are currently the largest department on the CSULB campus, with over 2200 majors, minors, graduate and certificate students. Our faculty, many of whom are noted in their fields, are devoted to serving and teaching students. Our valued lecturers have vast experience in their field and enthusiastically share this information in the classroom.
Our mission is to prepare leaders for the family and consumer sciences professions. We are an exemplary, comprehensive and integrative unit in the California State University system that focuses on teaching, scholarship and service to and about individuals, families, and communities in a diverse, dynamic society.
Thank you for considering our program for your academic needs. Please feel free to contact us with questions or to obtain needed information. We look forward to welcoming you into our department.
Wendy Reiboldt, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
The fight against childhood obesity has a champion in Rachel Blaine from CSULB’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Check out her article.
Join us for the 1st General meeting of the year!
Come by and enjoy some free food! Food Science Club
Tuesday September 13 @ 5:30-6:30 PM
FCS Room 108/110
Fashion Mechansing and Design offers courses during the winter break or summer 2017.
French Fashion Culture
Summer Session 2017
French Fashion Culture
Open to all majors (no background necessary)
Course taught by: Professor
Suzanne Marshall (CSULB Fashion Merchandising and Design) in collaboration with Paris fashion professionals. For more information and application form contact Professor Marshall at
Family and Consumer Sciences’ Libby Gustin, who hosts a TV show called “Libby’s Sustainable Kitchen,” part of her efforts to get everyone to eat healthier.
The didactic program in dietetics (DPD) will be accepting applications from CSULB DPD graduates for the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) program in the spring, after DICAS matching. ISPP programs were developed in coordination with ACEND to offer more opportuniteis to DPD graduates for supervised practice hours. The ISPP at CSULB accepts only CSULB Nutriton and Dietetics graduates who have not been matched to internships through DICAS for at least two-rounds. For more information or questions about the application process, there is an informational board located upstairs in the FCS building, near the Child Care center. Or please contact the director, Dr. Rachel Blaine at CHHS-DPD@csulb.edu
Enjoy our Family and Consumer Sciences' Newsletter.
Family & Consumer Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90840-0501
Phone: (562) 985-4484
Fax: (562) 985-4414
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00- 5:00 pm
Academic Advising Center provides GE and major advising for undergraduate students in the College of Health and Human Services.
To declare any of the Family and Consumer Sciences options as your major, go to AAC.
AAC is located in HSD-117.
Monday -Thursday 8am - 4:30 pm
Friday from 8 am - 3 pm
Call or check AAC's Website for open advising hours.
Scholarships for 2015-2016:
Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship 2016-2017
Scholarships for 2016-2017:
Travel Funds for Students
Travel Funds through Student Life and Development:https://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/sld/services_and_resources/atf/
Travel Funds through ASI:http://www.asicsulb.org/administration/policies/policy-on-student-travel-fund.pdf
HOGAR travel solicitation 15-16