At the June 2017 University of Akron Board of Trustees meeting, Board members approved the reorganization of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences into three new, separate departments:

  • Child and Family Development
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Interior Design

Each department will continue to offer the academic programs for which it is named. The new departments will have a small number of faculty and therefore will share a chair or director with other units in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Child and Family Development with the Department of Psychology; and
  • Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design with the School of Art


New Department Sites: