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Consumer Sciences

Consumer Sciences encompasses product and service knowledge; the study of people who produce and distribute products and services, as well as the study of the people who use them; and the processes involved from conception to consumption. The program focuses on enhancing consumer, individual, and family well-being and providing students with unique opportunities for careers in industries that provide goods and services.

What Courses Might I Take?

Review the list of approved courses applicable to the Consumer Sciences minor.

Why Choose This Program?

The minor in consumer sciences consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. The minor is designed to enable students to understand the consumer/market relationship, with special emphasis on identification and solution of consumer problems.

How Can I Learn More?

Although a minor is not required for all students, some students choose to add a minor to complement their degree program. Students can declare some minors by meeting with the College of Education and Human Ecology Academic Program Coordinator, while others require permission from the department offering the minor. Students must declare their minor at least by the time the graduation application is submitted. Early declaration is highly encouraged. Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for details.

The College of Arts and Sciences maintains a list of minors available at The Ohio State University. Please review the information listed there for the minor you are interested in and follow the stated procedures to declare this minor.