Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences


Prospective Students

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers six different academic majors, but the common characteristics among all of our programs include a caring and knowledgeable faculty, outstanding academic and technological resources, and instruction on the latest trends from the industry. Additionally, our students have access to numerous professional opportunities through internships, field work, guest speakers, and our own professional connections.

Here are a few great reasons to attend Baylor for a major in Apparel Merchandising, Apparel and Product Development, Child and Family Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, or Nutrition Sciences:

Access to great academic resources and hands-on learning opportunities:
We are one of the few schools in the country to have a fabric printer that uses the technology of nano-inks, allowing our students to experience all stages of the design process. We also produce a fashion show each spring, which became so popular we had to do it twice! Our students have access to the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development, the Parker Design Center with a CAD lab, a food science lab, and an interior design product library.

Great placement rates for jobs or graduate programs:
Our curriculum and other learning experiences make our graduates fit for graduate school or the work force. You'll have knowledge of the latest trends and research in your field of study as well as some great experiences for your resume.

A caring and knowledgeable faculty:
We've got more than just an "open door policy." In our department it's an "open door culture." Small class sizes allow for individual attention, and faculty are always accessible. We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive and thorough education in a supportive environment. Additionally, our faculty are active scholars, conducting research and engaging in other scholarly activity to make sure that what goes on in the classroom is the most up-to-date knowledge in the profession.

FCS Contact Info
Mary Gibbs Jones Bldg.
One Bear Place #97346

Waco, TX 76798-7346

Phone:254.710.3626
Fax:254.710.3629


For more information,
e-mail us at: FCS@baylor.edu