Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Division 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.

financial counseling and planning

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.

retail management

Retail Management

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

Apparel Design and Technology

Retail Management with Apparel Design and Technology Concentration

Retail Management students who have a passion for fashion and an interest in apparel design should add the new Apparel Design Concentration to their plan.  This hands-on Apparel Design Concentration will help students gain experience in, and knowledge about, the apparel industry.

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.



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