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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

  • Bartholomew helps organize entrepreneurship conference
    Hospitality leadership major Katherine Bartholomew ’15 of Rockford, Illinois, played an active role in organizing the annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • 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.