Departmental majors include Health and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design and Retailing, and Food and Nutrition. Successful completion of college and departmental requirements leads to the Bachelor of Science. Programs prepare the student for positions in human services, consumer information, journalism, secondary teaching, county extension programs, fashion or interiors merchandising, clothing design, fabric design, fashion promotion, dietetics, community nutrition, and other food and nutrition specializations.
Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition
The John Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition (JSI) provides programs on nutrition and health promotion using the comprehensive school health model. JSI offers programs, workshops, and courses, along with a lending library for teachers, school food service personnel, health educators, child nutrition professionals, and other members of the school community. Programs are offered in four general areas: nutrition education, culinary training, financial and personnel management, and computer technology. Online graduate courses in nutrition are offered to teachers. The Institute is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Education, Nutrition Programs, and Food Services.