Family & Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences traces its roots to the founding of Bradley University, when Nellie Kedzie designed a home economics curriculum that blended theoretical teaching with hands-on learning.

Today, that educational philosophy still underpins the department, which was renamed to focus on the family as a consuming unit while preparing graduates to meet new and emerging challenges in the field.

Departmental News

  • Hospitality leadership student earns research honor
    Research by Bradley hospitality leadership students received honors at the annual International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) conference October 22-24, 2014, in St. Louis.
  • Exploring Italy
    Hospitality leadership major Lindsey Burton ’15, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is spending the Fall 2014 semester at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.
  • Year-end awards announced
    Bradley’s College of Education and Health Sciences celebrated the year’s academic successes at the annual academic achievement ceremony in April.