Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Happy, healthy, empowered individuals and families are the foundation of a strong society. Programs and research in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences help others live their best life.
FCS offers undergraduate programs in apparel, textiles and design, child development, early childhood education, family and consumer sciences, food and nutrition, human development and family studies, nutritional sciences and FCS teacher education. In addition, students can choose to augment their education with minors in four areas. FCS students are awarded endowed scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars each year.
FCS also offers master’s degrees in family and consumer sciences and dietetics. Students in these programs work with professors who actively conduct research on a variety of topics and customize their programs based on research interests.
The range of expertise among FCS faculty provides students with a diverse experience. Specialty areas include maternal and infant nutrition, human milk composition, milk microbiome, human development, intimate relationships, metacognition, gut barrier function, personal finance, food security, child development, sibling relationships, apparel technology, product development and more.
Majors & Degrees
Explore our diverse range of majors and degrees to help solve the world’s most critical challenges.