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
Go Global! French Fashion Culture
May 28 -June 9, 2016
Summer Session 2016
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
This tour is not limited to students. You may take a friend. It fills quickly so sign up early. Make sure the people you want to room with sign up for the same week.
Tour highlights include:
Soak up some sun and have FUN! Come visit the oldest distillery in the world. Summer session 2016, short term study abroad.
Don’t Miss this Wonderful Opportunity!
Travel, Learn, and Earn University Credits
Learn about children, family life, and the culture of the Australian Aborigines, the Maori People, and the Kiwis People in New Zealand.
Take the FCS 490D: Children and Families in the Community: A Comparative Study Between Australia,
New Zealand, and in the US. (3 Units) course and Substitute it For One of the Following Courses:
FCS 497: Independent Study (3 Units)
FCS 597: Independent Study (3 Units)
UNIV 301: Global Studies (3 Units)
Substitute Study Abroad Course for any Elective
Grow Beach will be meeting the first and third Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. starting October 15th. We will be meeting in room USU 331 on the ASI patio. Please join us to learn how to get involved and reserve your garden plot *Applications available now on BeachSync!* . We are proud to advocate the need for a University garden to feed students’ knowledge of pertinent world issues including energy and agriculture. Come be a part of this groundbreaking project with us! Grow Beach!
Any questions or concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Emily Kiresich at CHHS-DPD@csulb.edu
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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
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