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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, dietetics, nutritional sciences and child development, and a doctoral program in nutritional sciences.

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.

FCS Extension faculty support Idaho’s families and communities through a variety of programs, events and publications.

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