Department Chair: Wendy Reiboldt
Department Office: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Bldg., Room 001
Telephone / Fax: (562) 985-4484 / 985-4414
Faculty: Judith Anglin, Lee Blecher, Maria Claver, Gail C. Frank, Avery E. Goldstein, James E. Koval, Jacqueline Lee, Margaret Lichty, Suzanne Marshall, Nilufer Medora, Wendy Reiboldt, Lydia Sondhi, M. Sue Stanley, Ramses B. Toma (Emeritus), Richard V. Tuveson, Jung-Mao (Ronnie) Yeh
Baccalaureate Program Coodinator: Richard V. Tuveson
Graduate Coordinator: Jacqueline J. Lee
Single Subject Credential Advisor: Margaret Lichty
Administrative Support Coordinators: Mikal Lok, Marina Bendersky
Instructional Support Technician: Bonnie Rice
The faculty of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences seeks to prepare men and women to enter professions concerned with enhancing the quality of individual and family life in the context of the near environment. The following objectives have been articulated:
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Council for Accreditation, 1555 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone: 703-706-4600). The Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship are accredited by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) (Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association, 216 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, phone: 312-899-4872). The Preschool and Toddler Study Laboratories are accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children. Family Studies Program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations to offer a program leading to Provisional Family Life Education Certification.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degrees.
Curricula are designed to provide a liberal arts education through study in the social and natural sciences, the humanities and the arts, and to offer specialized instruction based on these disciplines which will lead to professional careers in Family and Consumer Sciences and related fields.
Programs of study cover various aspects of the field: Fashion Merchandising and Design, Child Development and Family Studies, Consumer Affairs, FCS Education, Food Science, Gerontology, Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management, Nutrition and Dietetics.
Degrees and certificates available in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department include:
Information about Family and Consumer Sciences sponsored degrees and certificates are organized by degrees and options.