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Family and Consumer Sciences

Department Information

Department Chair: Wendy Reiboldt

Department Office: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) - 001

Telephone / Fax: (562) 985-4484 / 985-4414


Faculty: Mariné Aghekyan, Judith Anglin, Lee Blecher, Maria Claver, Gail C. Frank, Avery E. Goldstein, Libby Gustin, Dong-Eun Kim, James E. Koval, Peter Kreysa, Jacqueline D. Lee, Margaret Lichty, Suzanne Marshall, Nilufer Medora, Wendy Reiboldt, Lydia Sondhi (emerita), M. Sue Stanley, Richard V. Tuveson, Jung-Mao (Ronnie) Yeh

Baccalaureate Program Coordinator: Richard V. Tuveson

Graduate Coordinator: Jacqueline D. Lee

Single Subject Credential Advisor: Margaret Lichty

Administrative Support Coordinators: Mikal Lok, Marina Bendersky

Instructional Support Technician: Bonnie Rice


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 currently granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, phone: 312-899-0040, ext. 5400. The Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration. 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.

Programs at a Glance

  • Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences in the following option areas: Child Development and Family Studies; Consumer Affairs, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Family Life Education, Fashion Merchandising and Textiles and Clothing
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration in the following option areas: Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management
  • Master of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Master of Science in Nutritional Science
  • Master of Science in Gerontology (specific requirements are listed under Gerontology)
  • American Dietetic Association Accredited
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Foodservice Systems Administration Certificate
  • Gerontology Certificate (Specific requirements are listed under Gerontology)
  • Home Economics Single Subject Teaching Credential (a 5th year of study is required)

Degree and certificate information and requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.