California State University–Northridge

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
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The department of Family & Consumer Sciences is inspired by the belief that a supportive, challenging learning environment is a foundation for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of our students, faculty, and staff. FCS encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Sandra B. Chong
Department Emphasis
  • 25% Apparel Design & Merchandising
  • 25% Interior Design
  • 20% Nutriton, Dietetics, & Food Science
  • 20% Consumer Affiars
  • 5% Family Studies
  • 5% Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Campus Enrollment
40,000
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
Department Address

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8308
United States

Phone Number
818-677-3051
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Individual & Family Development
  • Maternal, Infant & Child Nutrition
  • Family Economics
  • Child Growth & Development I
  • Prenatal & Infant Development
  • Marriage & Family Relations
  • Family Resource Management
  • Analysis of Family Economics Issues
  • Resource Management for the Elderly
  • Family: Focus on the Future
  • Child & Family Assessment & Lab
  • Child in the Family
  • Family Theories
  • Administration of Children's Programs
  • Parental Development
  • Adolescents in the Family Context
  • Human Sexuality
  • Supervised Field Study
  • Directed Undergraduate Research
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Resource Management
  • Analysis of Family Economic Issues
  • Resource Management for the Elderly
  • Family: Focus on the Future
  • Child Growth & Development II
  • The Child in the Family
  • Administration of Children's Programs
  • Parental Development
  • Adolescents as Parents
  • Advanced Topics in Administration of Children's Programs
  • Theories of Family Strengths
  • Research Methods
  • Research Applications
  • Special Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Directed Graduate Research
  • Directed Comprehensive Studies
  • Thesis/Project
  • Independent Study
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.