• students building a model

    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students CEHD credit for CTE courses.

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  • Students at a service table

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

  • Dr. Sango Otieno, Dr. Richard Zinser, Tina Koepf, and Dr. Louann Bierlein-Palmer in front of orange wall

    Dr. Sango Otieno, Dr. Richard Zinser, Tina Koepf and Dr. Louann Bierlein-Palmer (left to right) of the dissertation committee after a student successfully defended for the PhD in Educational Leadership - Workforce Education concentration.

  • avery green by graffiti wall art

    FCS student aims to clean up the fashion industry.

  • Dean Li and Rebecca Gordon in front of WMU seal

    Dean Li with FCS student, Rebecca Gordon, at 2018 CEHD Emeriti Luncheon.

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

Bachelor's degrees


Graduate Certificates

Master's Degrees

Doctoral Degrees


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FCS faculty, fall 2018


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

Alumna Diana Hernandez recognized for leadership - Nov. 16

FCS student encourages Kalamazoo to "Keep Smiling!" with apparel - Nov. 12

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