The Home Economics & Family Living Department is the fourth iteration of the Domestic Science & Domestic Arts Department created in 1911 as part of the education curriculum. The department was renamed Domestic Economy in 1914 and Home Economics in 1924.

The College of Applied Arts & Health was created July 1, 1969 and comprised units that had previously been assigned to the College of Education or had no affiliation. At that time Home Economics became Home Economics & Family Living. In April of 1981 the College of Applied Arts & Health was disbanded with departments moving into existing and new colleges. The Home Economics and Family Living Department was moved back under the College of Education umbrella. The name was changed in 1993 to Consumer & Family Sciences and again in 2011 to Family and Consumer Sciences.

Theses shown here are also included in the Family and Consumer Sciences community.