Consumer Science

By DonaldMoon

Ohio State’s Consumer Sciences programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make customers happy. You can choose to focus on retail, fashion, and hospitality management as well as consumer and family financial services.
Your studies in consumer sciences can be done as an undergraduate or graduate student. You will gain the knowledge and skills to study consumers, their decision-making process, and their consumption patterns. This knowledge will allow you to create new and improved ways to improve the consumer experience in a global economy.

There will be opportunities for you to further your education outside the classroom. Learn in the state-of the-art Ohio Union laboratory kitchen, or get help from Scarlet and Gray Financial students.

Your degree in consumer science will allow you to meet award-winning professors who are interested in a range of topics, including online retail, family financial health, food safety, and family business management.

  • Master’s Degree Programs in Consumer Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences

Your doctorate in Consumer Sciences will position data science minor you as a leader in your field and the next generation university faculty. You will be able to develop your knowledge in fashion, retail, family resource management, or hospitality management while working alongside highly productive faculty who are knowledgeable about the most recent issues facing consumer sciences.

Master of Science in Consumer Sciences

You will learn how to conduct in-depth research on consumers and their consumption habits. This will prepare you for management roles in the personal finance and fashion, retail, and hospitality industries or doctoral studies.

Bachelor’s degree programs in Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Consumer and Family Financial Services
The Family and Consumer Financial Services cw technology program will equip you with the necessary skills to help people manage their money and time. This program is the only one at Ohio State that prepares you for the Certified Financial Planner exam.

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and Fashion and Retail Studies
Focusing on Fashion and Retail Studies will prepare you for a career within the retail and fashion worlds. You will be able to learn everything about the industry, whether you want to manage boutique shops or develop merchandising strategies. There are many opportunities for students at Ohio State to participate in student organizations and internships. You can also produce or design for student-run fashion shows.

  • Undergraduate Minors
  • Minor in Consumer Sciences

The minor in Consumer Sciences focuses on improving consumer, family, and individual well-being. It is designed to allow students to understand the relationship between consumer and market, with a special emphasis on solving consumer problems.

MInor in Consumer and Family Financial Services
Are you interested in working with individuals and families to improve their financial situation? You will be able to complete the Consumer and Family Financial Services minor and sit for Certified Financial Planner certification.