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Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
at Pittsburg State University

Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

  Family & Consumer Sciences is the application of the sciences to the betterment of individuals, families and society.
It includes what was historically known as Home Economics. 

News in FCS:

Program name Change

Starting in the Fall 2017 semester the Early Childhood Development program will change its name to Child Development.  This is being done to more accurately reflect the content.  We are also working on a Child Development - non-Teaching track for those who want to work in non-classroom settings.

AAFCS Conference

Dr. Duane Whitbeck, chair of the department and Past-President of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Dr. Shawnee Hendershot and three students attended the AAFCS National Conference in Dallas on June 25 - 28.  The theme of this years conference was Financial Fitne$$:  Trends, Innovations & Impacts.

Preschool

We will still have a few more openings for the 2017 - 2018 preschool year.  Contact Dr. Amber Tankersley, Director at 620-235-4460 to learn more.  Visit the preschool page at www.pittstate.edu/department/family/preschool for more information about the preschool and to download the application.

     

The PSU Little Gorillas Preschool is now taking applications for Spring and Fall 2017.  Contact our main office (235-4457) for more information.

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