Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences


FCS Moving Forward

"Inspiring Leaders....Improving Lives”

The future looks bright, but as growth occurs, needs for the department increase. The department’s ambitious plans include:

• Our Expanding Family and Consumer Sciences facilities include both the Mary Gibbs Jones Building and the Goebel Building. The Mary Gibbs Jones Building houses lecture classrooms and labs for Nutrition Sciences, Child and Family Studies, and Apparel Design. Bringing Parker Design Center to the Jones Building would greatly help interior design and fashion design students with their projects. In addition to needing more space, we would like to update the facility’s technological capabilities with “smart” classrooms and other equipment.

• Students in our child development classes have the unique opportunity to study at The Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development. The Piper Center, which serves children (and parents!) in the Baylor and Waco community, would also benefit from refurbishment and expansion.

• As we strive to provide our students with the best-possible education, we have expanded our degree offerings to include a master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences and accompanying research-focused faculty to support this program.

Endowed scholarships put Baylor within financial reach of more families and allow us to reward excellent students. Endowing a scholarship leaves a permanent legacy for the Family and Consumer Sciences education of current and future students.

As the department continues to grow in numbers and productivity, we encourage you to be a vital part of the process. Gifts to our excellence fund enable us to purchase needed equipment and technology, support student scholarships, and more. You may make a gift online through Baylor’s secure website
FCS Giving
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We need your help to expand our efforts and continue to prepare our students to be successful professionals, family members and community leaders of tomorrow.