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.
Consumer Services majors complete an 18-hour business management minor and have the opportunity through elective hours to select courses from supporting disciplines to enhance their skills in careers such as financial counseling, public service and non-profit agencies, and journalism.
Curriculum map for CS majors
For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Kitty R. Coffey, PhD, RD, LDN, CFCS
Professor and Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences