Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Department of Consumer Science (CSR) prepare students for fulfilling careers as buyers, merchandising leaders, financial planners, loan officers, stockbrokers, store managers, marketing directors, sales directors, and much more. Our challenging curriculum offers hands-on experiences that prepare students for real-world situations. Students have the opportunity to complete internships in Indiana, throughout the United States, and internationally. CSR students also have the opportunity to participate in sales competitions, employer networking, career fairs, and CSR student organizations.

Please visit the pages listed below to learn more about our undergraduate majors.

Selling and Sales Management

Selling and Sales Management

Designed for students interested in careers in professional selling, sales and marketing, business, customer relations, consumer behavior, and communications.

retail management

Retail Management

Designed for students interested in careers in business, merchandising, supply chain management, management, and marketing within all industries.


Financial Counseling and Planning

Designed for students interested in careers related to financial advising, banking, employee benefits, insurance, consumer investments, retirement planning, and business. Successful completion of the program satisfies the education component of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification process.

Apparel Design and Technology

Apparel Design and Technology



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