• 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.

  • Students at a service table

    Dietetics students prepare monthly family table dinner in Kalamazoo's West Douglas neighborhood

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.


FCS faculty outside Kohrman Hall

FCS faculty, fall 2019


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

Fashion startup focused on sustainability wins WMU's business pitch competition - March 15

Addition of workforce education and development major and minor rounds out program offerings at WMU - Feb. 5

Fall 2018 Dietetics news round-up - Jan. 22

Fall 2018 Fashion Merchandising and Design news round-up - Jan. 22

Fall 2018 Family Science news round-up - Jan. 22

New CEHD Agreement Awards Qualifying Michigan High School Students
College Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses
 - Jan. 10

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