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Consumer Services

Mission of Consumer Services: to provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience with the competencies necessary for individuals to compete successfully in a global and diverse marketplace in financial and consumer services, hospitality and tourism, non-profits, and government agencies while embracing professional and academic excellence and Christian integrity.


The Consumer Services major prepares students for careers that focus on the family as a producing and consuming unit with emphasis on managerial skills needed in managing the workplace and the home—financial management, stress management, resource allocation, organization and time management skills and balancing work and home responsibilities. At the core of the Family and Consumer Sciences mission is empowering families to handle the dynamics of family life and workplace employment.

Recent graduate employment includes event management positions with country clubs, non-profits, a high-end bed and breakfast, and a marketing manager for a Chick-Fil-A franchise. Alumnae in the area of Consumer Services have furthered their education in the fields of consumer studies and public policy (MS), business administration (MBA), teacher licensure (MAT).

 Curriculum map for CS majors

For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Heather M. Whaley, PhD, CFCS
Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

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