The mission of the Consumer Services major at Carson-Newman College is to provide a curriculum that prepares graduates for entry-level positions and leadership roles in business, financial services, hospitality, and non-profit and service professions. The strong core of FCS classes and the integrated Consumer Services core classes provide student broad transferable skills that emphasizes housing and design, retailing, financial management and counseling, food management, personal and family management, and leadership skills that prepare students to compete successfully with their peers for jobs related to consumers and families. The Business Administration minor and electives classes provide opportunities for students to combine consumer and management skills to careers such as consumer journalism and consumer law. The program will offer an integrated, generalist, undergraduate preparation in family and consumer sciences in a Christian, liberal arts, nurturing and service-oriented college environment.
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.
Synopsis sheet for CS majors
For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Diana Carroll, PhD, AFC, CFCS
Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences