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Consumer Affairs

College of Health and Human Services

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Consumer Affairs - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences

This degree offers six options:

  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family Life Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Textiles and Clothing

Degree and certificate information and requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.

Consumer Affairs

This program focuses on how businesses, government agencies, and community organizations interact with families and consumers.

Option in Consumer Affairs (code FCS_BA03) (120 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    • CAFF 223 Personal & Family Financial Management (3)
    • CAFF 226 Consumer Life Skills (3)
    • CAFF 228 Housing in Global Perspective (3)
    • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    • CAFF 322 Family Housing & Urban Community (3)
    • CAFF 420 Personal Finance for the Aging (3)
    • CAFF 422 Housing Policies: Public and Private (3)
    • CAFF 425 Personal Financial Planning Analysis (3)
    • CAFF 426 Family Financial Problems (3)
    • CAFF 429 Consumer Protection (3)
    • CDFS 312I Family and Personal Development (3)
    • FCSE 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    • FCSE 387 Electronic Portfolio Dev for FCS Professionals (2)
    • FCSE 486 Instructional Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (3)
    • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    • MKTG 300 Marketing (3)
    • MKTG 490 Consumer Behavior (3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • and
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • or
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
    • ENGL 417 Proposal Writing (3)
    • ENGL 418 Manual Writing (3)
    • ENGL 419 Writing in Science and Technology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • C/LA 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    • SOC 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • CAFF 492C Internship in Consumer Affairs (3)
    • FCSE 497 Directed Studies (3)
  • Take 9 units of advisor approved electives.

Each course on the student’s program planner must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. In addition, a course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C” may proceed with other courses with approval of the Consumer Affairs Area Coordinator.

Minor in Consumer Affairs (code FCS_UM01)

Eighteen units as approved by a Consumer Affairs faculty advisor. The Minor in Consumer Affairs is available to any non-Consumer Affairs major.

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • CAFF 223 Personal & Family Financial Management (3)
    • CAFF 226 Consumer Life Skills (3)
    • CAFF 322 Family Housing and the Urban Community (3)
  • Take 9 units from the following courses:
    • CAFF 420, 422, 425, 426, and 429.