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Family & Consumer Sciences:  Applying the sciences to improve the lives of individuals, families and society.

Why Choose Family & Consumer Sciences?

We are committed to your success and to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University addresses the critical issues of today and tomorrow in Child Development, Consumer Education, Family Relationships, Housing and Interiors, Merchandising, and Nutrition and Healthy Living.

Guiding Values

  • Believe in the family as a fundamental unit of society
  • Embrace diversity and value all people
  • Support life-long learning
  • Seek new ideas and initiatives, and embrace change

Locate the FCS Building using Google Maps or the PSU Map (PDF) showing the FCS Building and University Police and Parking Services building highlighted.

Contact us:
Department Phone: 620-235-4457

Department mailing address:
Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762.


Our Mission:

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University provides educational programs and experiences that develop professional and life skills that help people function more effectively in their daily living and working environments.

All Family and Consumer Sciences programs of study have a common theme. Each, in some way addresses the social, physical and economic well being of individuals and families as they function in their communities at home and around the world. The programs in the department focus on the fundamental building blocks of human existence - food, shelter, clothing, human relationships, commerce and family life.

If you want to make a difference in people's lives - then consider a program of study in FCS. Do you have an interest in art, design, psychology, business, economics, sociology or education? If the answer is yes then you will find programs in FCS to match your abilities and interests.