About Us

The Department of Consumer Science is passionate about providing transformative scholarship, teaching, and research in order to make a difference in people's lives. Our goal is to equip students with the education and experience needed to succeed and make an impact in their chosen fields. The faculty and staff serve the needs of students, industry, and the community by focusing talents and resources to improve people's lives and meet the needs of the future.

Our undergraduate majors in the department include: Financial Counseling and Planning, Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, and Apparel Design and Technology.

Our graduate program has an applied social science focus with offerings at both the Masters and Doctoral level in: Consumer Behavior and Family and Consumer Economics.

Our faculty research and teaching focuses on the human and social sciences in the areas of natural health, financial health, and organizational health in terms of the individual, families, communities and industries and our impact on one another. Visit our Research page here.

Department 2015

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