Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Involved Influencers

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or minor in Family and Consumer Sciences is designed for the student desiring a broad knowledge of the field of FACS – with a concentration in hospitality.

Experts in family and consumer sciences encourage love, commitment, health and happiness for today’s families. A degree in Family and Consumer Science can be used to influence others in meaningful ways that will enrich homes and communities.

At Olivet, students will study nutrition, consumer economics, sociology of the family, professionalism, and more. A five-hour internship is required for this program. Olivet students have completed internships with a variety of local and national companies, including: Youth for Christ, Sunrise Health Foods, Chic Weddings Inc., St. Bernard Hospital, Butterfield Court Senior Living, University of Illinois Extension Service, and more.


Internship Opportunities

Olivet students have worked for a variety of local and national companies, including Comfort Inn, Sodexo Food Service, and Spot Light Meetings and Events, Inc. Internships are introductory-level positions, often paid and have resulted in full-time jobs.

Center for Student Success

Meet the Faculty

Diane Richardson

When discussing her students, Diane Richardson has no trouble bragging about their accomplishments and how Olivet has contributed to their success. She teaches courses in interior design, fashion merchandising and education. Olivet honored her in 2003 with the Faculty Member of the Year Award.

Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty

By the Numbers:
miles from Chicago’s world-famous Merchandise Mart
hours of quantity foods production in a commerical kitchen
network of Olivet alumni
students enrolled at Olivet
Family and Consumer Sciences with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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