California State University–Sacramento

Family Studies and Human Development
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The mission of the FACS Department is to provide knowledge and skills that will enhance the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. We strive to foster healthy relationships between people and their diverse environments, focusing on the integration of physical, biological, cultural, economic and social influences on human behavior, lifespan development, and health. These relationships are examined in the context of clothing and fashion, nutrition and food, family life and resource management.

Through education, scholarly engagement, and community service, our programs and profession focus on understanding critical issues affecting individuals, families and communities. These include: family services; child care and youth services; nutrition and wellness; medical nutrition therapy; food management; food security; appearance and clothing; globalization of fashion;access to resources including food, shelter, and clothing; and the production and distribution of related services and products.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Henry Gonzalez
Department Emphasis
  • 20% Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • 60% Nutrition and Food/Dietetics
  • 15% Family Studies
  • 5% Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6053
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Fashion and Human Environment
  • The Family & Social Issues
  • Sense & Nonsense in Social Research
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Finance
  • Research: Methods and Application in FACS
  • Senior Seminar
  • The Child in the Family
  • Family Communication
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Stress & Coping: Multicultural Focus
  • Adolescent Development
  • Issues in Parenting
  • Family Life Education
  • Adulthood & Aging in Human Development
  • Family Support Services
  • Internship
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Goals

The FACS Department is committed to the following goals:

To prepare students to become successful and informed professionals in their chosen field and to thrive in a diverse national and global society;To provide a high quality, current, and progressive academic program utilizing appropriate technologies;To integrate issues and topics of diversity, globalization, public policy, scholarship and community service learning in our academic programs;To include practical experience in prospective employment settings to enhance learning and qualifications for entry-level positions;To participate in the CSUS General Education program as a way to serve a broad range of students by offering a variety of courses in the FACS disciplines;To support faculty and student development and scholarly activities

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.

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CFLE Contact
Henry Gonzalez
CFLE Contact Email