Family and Consumer Sciences

Nothing that happens on the lab bench matters if it isn’t translated to communities. Our choices as organizations and individuals ultimately determine positive societal change.

With nationally acclaimed programs in agriculture and resource economics, retailing and consumer science, family studies and human development, and personal family and financial planning, and more, CALES where science and social responsibility converge for the betterment of individuals, families and communities. Through multiple areas of study and research institutes, our faculty leaders collaborate with one another and blend their expertise to understand how our food, family, and industry systems work together to create a brighter future and train the well-rounded practitioners of tomorrow.