Welcome parents, to the Department of Consumer Sciences. If your son or daughter is a student in the Department of Consumer Sciences, we thank you for entrusting us with their education. If you are considering college and career opportunities for your son or daughter, we welcome you and invite you to browse our web pages for more information, and we invite you to come visit us on campus.
Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees are offered within the Department of Consumer Sciences, and we also offer several undergraduate minors.
- Undergraduate majors include Fashion Studies and Retail Merchandising, Aviation, Consumer Affairs, Hospitality Management, and Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (LMNO).
- Undergraduate minors include Aviation, Events and Facilities Administration, Financial Counseling, Leadership (LEAD), and Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (LMNO).
- Graduate degrees include Merchandising and Family Financial Planning.
Consumer Sciences faculty are committed to SDSU’s tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and outreach, where the focus is on integrating students into the learning environment under close supervision of qualified faculty. As well as teaching and mentoring students, faculty are researchers and scholars who produce new knowledge and serve related professional organizations in leadership capacities.
Graduates commonly receive multiple job offers in their chosen profession and very quickly rise to leadership positions. As students they can also participate in activities related to their major and in student organizations that provide leadership opportunities while acquiring an understanding of the industry. We look forward to discussing these opportunities with you and invite you to visit campus and the Department of Consumer Sciences.
There are active student organizations in each of our major areas of study. Students plan educational programs and tours, attend regional and national professional meetings, undertake service projects for the SDSU campus and community, and often plan field trips to manufacturers, professional businesses, museums, trade shows, and the like. All of these opportunities provide students with experiences that highlight the uses of their university education as well as broaden their thinking about the world around them. Graduates of our programs have found exciting professional opportunities in their fields. Salaries are competitive, and the latest reports show salary ranges between $30,000 and $45,000 for 2011 graduates. Career placement in our majors in 2011 was between 88% and 100%, dependent on major.
Faculty and staff from these diverse programs teamed up to provide educational experiences for students that help them to develop into future business professionals and community leaders.
We look forward to discussing these opportunities with you and invite you to visit campus and the Department of Consumer Sciences.