• Students in the Child Life masters program

    Students in the Child Life masters program attended the Great Lakes Association of Child Life Professionals conference in Ann Arbor on November 2.

  • Mary Simpson, Kelly Weathers and Zee-Sun Yun at the International Textile and Apparel Association conference in Las Vegas.

    Mary Simpson, Kelly Weathers and Zee-Sun Yun at the International Textile and Apparel Association conference in Las Vegas.

  • students building a model

    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students CEHD credit for CTE courses.

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  • students holding awards

    Kalamazoo Friends Meeting and Dr. Caroline Webber awarded students with 10 years of volunteer service at the first annual FCS open house. 

  • Dr. Li, Dr. Millar, and Nicole Steenland at award ceremony

    Presidential Scholar recipient Nicole Steenland with Dean Li and Dr. Robin Millar.

Due to the state of Michigan and WMU COVID-19 response mandates, all CEHD buildings will be closed until April 25, 2020.

Mission statement

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences provides integrative educational programs and conducts research focused on reciprocal relationships; relationships among individuals, families and their near environments with the goal of improving the quality of life within a dynamic global community.

Academic programs

View a list of academic programs offered by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Faculty


FCS faculty outside Kohrman Hall

FCS faculty, fall 2019

News

Sew worth it—fashion design students use skills to craft masks for hospital workers - March 27

Fall 2019 FCS news round-up - Jan. 24

WMU enrollment is up in teacher preparation programs - Oct. 18

Schoolcraft community schools walk to WMU - Sept 26

Demand for youth-serving professionals sparks new CEHD programs - July 12

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