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Family and Consumer Sciences

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Welcome to Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)!  FACS  has a long tradition at Shepherd University, more than a hundred years, and in that time it has undergone numerous title changes and program revisions.  You can review our history by clicking on the timeline below.  Currently we offer a rich variety of courses and areas of study ranging from personal finance to consumer economics, nutrition, apparel construction, and food science and technology.

Timeline for Family and Consumer Sciences

The FACS Mission at Shepherd University: 
To educate professionals who will lead and support those who work to assist individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources in an effort to optimize quality of life.

Our primary professional organization is the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences…”connecting professionals…touching lives.”  Their website provides a wealth of information on the profession, including careers and opportunities for your professional development:  Other professional resources include the National Council on Family Relations,, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Welcome to our program…connect with professionals and touch lives.