department of consumer sciences
Overview of the department
The Department of Consumer Sciences prepares students for leadership roles in business, government, and non-profit settings through two concentrations: Consumer Affairs and Family Financial Planning and Counseling. Consumer sciences students have interests in personal finance, consumer behavior, marketing, public policy, and related fields that require the expertise of professionals who understand the role consumers play in today’s markets. Students who successfully complete required coursework may be eligible to sit for two professional certifications: The Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC) exam offered by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, and the CFP® certification exam that leads to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
The Department of Consumer Sciences offers a M.S. in Consumer Sciences with two concentration areas: Consumer Economics and Family Financial Planning and Counseling. Each can be completed with 30 credits. Students who successfully complete required coursework may be eligible to sit for two professional certifications: The Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC) exam offered by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, and the CFP® certification exam that leads to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. We also offer 15-credit graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution.
I found my home in the financial planning program. I feel confident about the future because my professors prepared me for my career.
-- future graduate, 2015
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