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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

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


News and Events

Go Global! French Fashion Culture

French Fashion 2016

May 28 -June 9, 2016
Summer Session 2016
French Fashion Culture
FCSE 490
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
or see:

2016 New York Fashion Study Tour
July 10-15, 2016

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:

  • Tickets to Broadway play, Metropolitan Art Museum Costume Exhibit, FIT
  • 8-10 Seminars such as:  Fashion Designers showrooms,  fashion workrooms, textile companies, Manhattan retailers, costume designers, vintage clothing companies, and more
  • Half-day city tour of Manhattan


FCS Graduate Student Research Poster Sessions
April 27th, 2016 11am-1pm

Spring Poster Session

Summer Abroad in Barbados

Soak up some sun and have FUN! Come visit the oldest distillery in the world. Summer session 2016, short term study abroad.

  • FCS 490: Distilling and Brewing Technology in Barbados in partnership with the Center of International Education taught by Cheryl Rock, Ph.D.
    Barbados Flyer

Summer Abroad in Australia and New Zealand
Flyer Australia and New Zealand

Flyer Australia and New Zealand

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

Dr. Virginia Gray and Dr. Long Wang Featured in Inside CSULB Online:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences’ Long Wang, who says overall nutrition should be part of an individual’s lifestyle.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences’ Virginia Gray, who says social, cultural and generational issues can have an effect on good nutrition.

Together We Grow

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

Grow Beach Application and Garden Rules Spring 2015

The didactic program in dietetics!!

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


All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences Worksheets for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) are Available on the AARC website and on the FCS website:

Enjoy our Family and Consumer Sciences' Newsletter.






Contact Information

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

Advising Center

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.

Center Hours:
Monday -Thursday 8am - 4:30 pm
Friday from 8 am - 3 pm

Call or check AAC's Website for open advising hours.

Phone: 562-985-2691



Scholarships for 2015-2016:
Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship 2016-2017

CHHS Scholarship 2016

Scholarships for 2016-2017:

CA-AFCS Scholarship Apllication 2016-2017

Travel Funds for Students

Travel Funds through Student Life and Development:

Travel Funds through ASI:

HOGAR travel solicitation 15-16


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