The Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers programs leading to degrees with a major in family and consumer sciences with concentrations in family studies and human development, family and consumer sciences education, retailing and consumer sciences; and a graduate degree program with a major in family and consumer sciences and a concentration in family studies and human development emphasizing interpersonal relationships or human development; or a concentration in retailing and consumer sciences emphasizing retailing management or consumer behaviors.
Family Studies and Human Development
Family studies and human development involves the scientific study of family structures, interactions, and outcomes, emphasizing change over time in individual, interactional, and group level phenomena. Emphases are available in interpersonal relationships and human development.
Retailing and Consumer Sciences
Retailing and Consumer Sciences majors examine retail marketing and management principles that are applied across a broad spectrum of U.S. and global retail businesses including store, catalog, internet, and services firms and other businesses that support these diverse retailers. Academic and research programs focus on retail marketing of products and services to consumers. Outstanding instructional and research programs delivered by RCSC's energetic and dedicated faculty are responsible for the program's growing reputation for excellence and its proven track record for career placement of its graduates.