Why Choose FCS?

With small class sizes and opportunities to develop undergraduate research projects, FCS students form working relationships with faculty. Some students have become published researchers during their time at Bradley, and many have taken advantage of opportunities to present their research at national professional conferences.

Graduates of this department have varied career options and have enjoyed a very high job placement rate. Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni are employed in the retail industry, taking up such specialties as management, buying and visual merchandising among others. Graduates also work in various food and nutrition positions including hospitals, long term care facilities, restaurant management, public health departments, pharmaceutical sales, and in health related government venues.

In FCS at Bradley you will find:

  • Innovative programs that reflect a concern for society and focus on hands-on experiences can be found in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Students who graduate from this department having completed hands on experiences in their career field with a head start on their career.
  • Faculty who truly care about student learning.Faculty/scholars who work collaboratively with interested students to complete undergraduate research projects that are exhibited in an all university EXPO and some are published in a peer reviewed journal.
  • High placement rate of graduates who find jobs in fields such as sports nutrition, food service management, retail management, retail buying, high school teaching, wellness dietitian and clinical dietitian.