Feb 26, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS)


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 Admission to the major in family and child studies and to the interdisciplinary major in early childhood studies is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in the Admission section of this catalog.


The School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences prepares professionals who support families and individuals in meeting their basic human needs. The programs are based on an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on the behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities. Students learn theories and their application to professions in nonprofit organizations, private practice, government, education, and business. Graduates have the necessary foundation for a career as well as further study.

School Requirement 

The student must be in good standing at NIU to declare a major or premajor in the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences.

Policy on Dismissal

University policy requires that students be informed of the possibility of being dismissed from practicums, internships, and early field experiences. In the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences, such a possibility exists in FSMD 256, FSMD 356, FSMD 474, HDFS 293, HDFS 294, HDFS 393, HDFS 394, HDFS 398, HDFS 431, HDFS 490, HDFS 493, HOSP 296, HOSP 495, HOSP 396. A statement of grounds for dismissal is available from the coordinator of each internship.

The School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences standards committee may review a student who displays behavior that threatens the health and/or safety of others in settings such as a major class, practicum, internship, or school-related activity.

Recommendation

Students who plan to major in a program offered by the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences should take chemistry and biology in high school.

Minors

Prospective minors should consult with the school’s undergraduate academic adviser so the school may plan to accommodate students in required courses. These minors are not open to students majoring in a program offered by the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences.

Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences Faculty

Thomas Pavkov, Ph.D., Northwestern University, professor, chair
Sheila Barrett, Ph.D., Florida International University, assistant professor
Susan P. Bowers, Ph.D., Ohio State University, associate professor
Sarah L. Cosbey, Ph.D., Iowa State University, associate professor
Barb Cuppett, M.A., St. Mary’s College of Minnesota, supportive professional staff
Linda E. Derscheid, Ph.D., University of Iowa, associate professor
Shi-Ruei Sherry Fang, Ph.D., Michigan State University, professor
Beverly Henry, Ph.D., Loyola University, associate professor
Hyun-Mee Joung, Ph.D., Iowa State University, associate professor
Lan Li, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, professor
Xiaohui (Sophie) Li, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, assistant professor
Amy Lofthouse, M.S., Northern Illinois University, supportive professional staff
Judith Lukaszuk, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, associate professor
J. Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D., University of Georgia, associate professor
Bette Montgomery, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, associate professor
Eunha Myung, Ph.D., University of Nevada-Las Vegas, associate professor
Jane Rose Njue, Ph.D., Iowa State University, associate professor
Amy Ozier, Ph.D., University of Alabama, associate professor
Nancy Prange, M.S., Northern Illinois University, supportive professional staff
Aimee D. Prawitz, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, professor emeritus
Julie Ramisch, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor
Emily Reilly, M.S., Northern Illinois University, supportive professional staff
Jessica Ridgway, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, assistant professor
Lin Shi, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, associate professor
Florensia Flora Surjadi, Ph.D., Iowa State University, assistant professor
Josephine Umoren, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, associate professor
Rachel Wilson, M.S., Northern Illinois University, supportive professional staff
Charline Xie, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, professor

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