Family Consumer Science
The profession of Family Consumer Science has come a long way since the days of preparing women to run a more efficient home. Today this diverse profession provides avenues for professionals seeking careers that help to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities. This focus includes: child development, family studies, foods and nutrition, consumerism, housing, textiles, and education.
We are very proud of our programs and we strive to put our students' needs first. If you are interested in furthering your education in preparation for a family consumer science career or just looking to take courses – you have found the right place! We offer innovative programs, exceptional student opportunities, a professional focus, up–to–date facilities, and dedicated faculty.
It is my sincere desire that you find this website helpful in finding the information that you are looking for. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can provide you with further information or assistance. It would be my privilege to have you become a member of our "family" in the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Jill Conlon, Associate Professor, Department Chair
We focus on high standards, the importance of professionalism, engaging passions, and supporting your desire to help people!