Consumer & Family EconomicsPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how individuals, families, and consumers in general, make decisions about the use and management of their resources. You will study human behavior, management theory, household planning and management, market environments, consumer activities, and behaviors which affect the individual, the family, the workplace, and society in general. You will study techniques to protect consumers from unsafe and unhealthy products; and financial strategies, debt management, and ecological impacts of consumption practices.
- An associate degree is the minimum requirement for entry as technical support or a paraprofessional in human service agencies that serve various ages.
- A bachelor's degree is desirable for most positions, especially if you plan to teach, do research, or work as a family consultant.
- A graduate degree is usually necessary to teach in higher education.