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Consumer Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Consumer Sciences

Developing future business professionals and community leaders.

The Consumer Sciences Department provides undergraduate programs in Aviation, Consumer Affairs, Fashion Studies & Retail Merchandising, Hospitality Management, and Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations, as well as, a number of supporting minors and two graduate programs. We also house two South Dakota State University Extension Programs and several staff members who support our efforts.

To indicate your interest in one of our programs, please contact the program leader for more information. We would be happy to visit with you about your interests and career goals.  


Undergraduate Programs

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Aviation (B.S.)

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Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Family Financial Management Specialization

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Fashion Studies & Retail Merchandising (B.S.)

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Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Consumer Services Management

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Hospitality Management (B.S.)

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Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (B.S.)

Graduate Programs & Certificates

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Human Science - Family Financial Planning (M.S.)

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Merchandising (M.S.)

Minor Programs

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Leadership Minor

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Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations

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Financial Counseling Minor

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Events & Facilities Administration Minor