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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN
Human Environmental Sciences, Consumer Sciences, concentration in Consumer Affairs

Online

Program Overview

The concentration in Consumer Affairs prepares students for enriching careers or further education by providing an applied approach to understanding consumers in individual and corporate or public environments.

  • Program Format

    Online
  • Credit Hours

    120
  • Tuition Per Hour

    $385

Have a Passion for Helping Others?

Coursework focuses on consumer economics, policy, demographics, communications and family resource management. The program builds students’ capacity to analyze market trends and personal finance matters from a consumer perspective and to communicate these concerns and projections to stakeholders.

The skills and knowledge gained through the concentration in Consumer Affairs will equip graduates for careers as consumer specialists, analysts, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, customer engagement specialists and financial professionals in a wide variety of settings—private, public and non-profit.

  • Application DeadlineApplications accepted year round
  • Fees$10 undergraduate HES fee (per hour)

Curriculum

This 120 semester hour program includes General Education requirements, 6 hours HES requirements, Major requirements, Consumer Affairs concentration requirements, and electives. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Consumer Sciences

  • CSM 201 Individual Family Resource Management
  • CSM 204 Introduction to Personal Financial Planning
  • CSM 303 Intro to Consumer Economics
  • CSM 381 Consumer Marketing Management
  • CSM 401 Consumer Protection
  • CSM 405 Public Policy
  • ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis  or  BER 345 Educational Statistics

Consumer Affairs

  • CSM 403 Consumer Economics
  • CSM 415 Customer Service Management
  • CSM 425 Consumer Conflict Resolution
  • CSM 441 Consumer Communications
  • CSM 445 Computers in Consumer Sciences
  • CSM 451 Consumer Demographics and Trends
  • CSM 461 Managing in a High Performance Organization

Consumer Science Electives

Choose two courses:

  • CSM 427 Emotional Intelligence
  • CSM 428 Consumer Conflict Mediation, Management and Negotiation II
  • CSM 430 Family and Consumer Law
  • CSM 435 Psychology of Money
  • CSM 437 Developing the Leader Within
  • CSM 440 Maximizing Social Media Marketing
  • CSM 475 Entrepreneurship in Human Environmental Sciences
  • CSM 480 e-Commerce in HES
  • CSM 486 Consumer Management Human Capital

Course Availability

View more information about this program through the University’s catalog.

Admission

To apply for formal admission to any of the undergraduate degree programs offered through UA Online, you must complete an admissions application and submit transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Transfer students considering admission should review UA’s transfer information and policies.

Applicants must meet one of the following admission requirements:

  • If you have earned more than 24 college-level credit hours at the time of your application to the University, you will need to meet the transfer student admission requirement of a minimum 2.0 overall college GPA.
  • If you have earned less than 24 college-level credit hours at the time of your application to the University, you will need to meet both the 2.0 overall college GPA required for transfer students, as well as Admission Requirements for Freshmen Students.  If high school graduation was more than four years ago, ACT/SAT scores are not required.

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