Family and Consumer Sciences is a discipline composed of a strong content and a commitment to establishing relevancy between course content and real world needs of students. The carefully designed courses offered have been written to empower individuals and families to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The focus is on the practical life scenarios of individuals and families. An integrative approach is utilized to support individuals and families in identifying, creating and evaluating goals and alternative solutions to significant challenges of everyday life which are recognized throughout the life span. This approach encourages lifelong learning. Students are taught to recognize and accept the consequences of their choices relevant to their personal, family and workplace environments as they relate to all stages of their life span.