University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing & Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) is an Academic Program of the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Our mission is to provide world-class education on the business of retailing by integrating excellent instruction with cutting-edge research on consumer behavior and retail management. We aspire to be the program of choice globally among the few institutions that offer a degree focused exclusively on the study of consumers and the business of retailing.

Family Studies & Human Development

The mission of the Academic Program of Family Studies and Human Development is to provide excellence in research, teaching, and outreach that strengthens families and human development across the lifespan. Our vision is to become the premier program in Family Studies and Human Development through timely and diverse scholarship.

Strengthening families, communitites, and the marketplace...

Student Retail Popup Stores in Downtown Tucson

27 RCSC students have been hard at work in a very unique retailing entrepreneurship project.  Last spring, the students grouped together into nine teams of three students each.  When the fall semester started, each team began work on developing a business plan for opening a retail venture specifically for downtown Tucson.  

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Dr. Michael Staten's Credit Reporting Reform article published in American Banker

Michael Staten holds the Take Charge America endowed chair, where he is also director of the T.C.A Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research. Staten was a principle investigator on the FTC's credit report accuracy study published in 2013. Here he shares his article "Where Credit Report Reforms Fall Short"

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McClelland Institute Faculty assist in study: Dog bacteria might benefit human health

Fido’s licks and tummy rubs just might be good for your health.Arizona researchers are studying the biological connection between humans and dogs that could be shared through saliva, skin, and even feces.

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Norton's Dr. Melissa Barnett honored with Shirley O’Brien Diversity Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melissa Barnett, the recipient of the Shirley O’Brien Diversity Award from CALS!

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Mailing Address: 650 N. Park Ave Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078 (Map to McClelland Park)
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