• 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.

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

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

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

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