About Us


The FCS Department at Baylor University develops scholars and leaders who apply a Christian worldview to improve the quality of life and human experience for individuals, families, and communities by advancing education, scholarship, and service related to nutrition, apparel, the built environment, human development, and family relationships.


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has made a huge impact since 1930, when home-economics based classes were first taught at Baylor.

FCS Moving Forward

The department continues to grow in numbers and productivity, but as growth occurs, needs increase. FCS Moving Forward includes the department's ambitious plans for the future.

Investing in the Lives of FCS Majors

From the growth of our faculty to the achievements of our alumni and students, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences fulfills its mission daily of "inspiring leaders and improving lives."


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University has a diverse, accomplished faculty focused on the success of their students.


This annual newsletter exhibits each major's accomplishments and goals during a certain year.

In the News

What's happening at the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences? Check out our "In the News" page! Piper Child Development Center The mission of the Baylor University Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development is to provide model programs and leadership for infants, toddlers, and preschool children consistent with the teaching, research/creative endeavors, and service missions of Baylor University.