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Family & Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences traces its roots to the founding of Bradley University, when Nellie Kedzie designed a home economics curriculum that blended theoretical teaching with hands-on learning.

Today, that educational philosophy still underpins the department, which was renamed to focus on the family as a consuming unit while preparing graduates to meet new and emerging challenges in the field.

Departmental News

  • Exploring Italy
    Hospitality leadership major Lindsey Burton ’15, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is spending the Fall 2014 semester at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.
  • Year-end awards announced
    Bradley’s College of Education and Health Sciences celebrated the year’s academic successes at the annual academic achievement ceremony in April.
  • Mitchell named BUBAA Distinguished Young Alumni
    Myskeshia Mitchell ’01 MA ’10, creator of innovative educational programs in Cook County School District 130, received the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni honor from the Bradley University Black Alumni Alliance.