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Consumer Affairs

Undergraduate Programs

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 486 Instructional Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (3)
    • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    • I S 233 Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3)
    • 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, Social 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.