Curricula in the PLNU Department of  Family and Consumer Sciences address the relationships between individuals, families, communities and the environments in which they function.  The Department aims to provide a broad, but integrated, education within the wide variety of subject matter within the discipline.

Students majoring in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at PLNU will find a theory-based, practical and liberal arts education that focuses on families and individuals in the areas of nutrition, human development, family and community health, housing, textiles, interiors, management, fashion merchandising and personal development.

Department courses are designed to enable students to develop a multi-cultural perspective, embrace the importance of serving others in diverse environments, and hone skills to meet the demands of life in an ever-changing society. As its mission, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences seeks to equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills in one specialization of the field.



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Individuals in these majors would be able to work in public or private sectors. Coursework places emphasis on the challenges facing today's families, and on systems and skills that are needed within the context of the family functioning within the community.

Students interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) should consult The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for more information: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995 Phone: 800/877-1600.  Graduates in the Dietetics major will require further training from an AND-accredited internship program, in order to complete AND requirements to be an RD.  PLNU's Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD program) is fully accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.