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EFFECTIVE FALL 2011, THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS PROGRAM IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW MAJORS. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS.

Requirements for the Consumer Affairs Major

Additional course requirements are:

CONSUMER SCIENCE COURSES, 21 credits
15 credits consisting of:

Cnsr Sci 275 Consumer Finance, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 477 The Consumer and the Market, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 565 Seminar in Consumer Science, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 501 Consumer Policy, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 657 Consumer Behavior, 3 cr

Choose remaining 6 credits from:
Cnsr Sci 475 Family Economics, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 360 Sustainable and Socially Just Consumption 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 532 Health Care Issues for Individuals, Families and Society, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 575 Family Econ & Public Policy, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 601 Internship, 3 cr maximum

SUPPORTIVE COURSES, 9 credits

Com Arts 260 Communication and Human Behavior, 3 cr
Com Arts 262 Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate, 3 cr
Com Arts 266 Theory and Practice of Group Discussion, 3 cr
Com Arts 272 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr
Com Arts 368 Theory and Practice of Persuasion, 3 cr
Com Arts 372 Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions, 3 cr
Com Arts 410 Miscommunication, 3 cr
Com Arts 565 Community and Interethnic Behavior, 3 cr
Coun Psy 650 Theory and Practice in Interviewing, 3 cr
Cnsr Sci 601 Consumer Science Internship, 3 cr maximum
Journ 201 Introduction to Mass Communication, 4 cr
L Sc Com 111 Science and Technology Newswriting, or
Inter HE 130 Community Newswriting
L Sc Com 435 Theory & Practice of Integrated Marketing Communication, 3 cr
L Sc Com 320 Feature Writing, 3 cr
L Sc Com 440 Contemporary Communication Technologies and their Social Effects, 3 cr
L Sc Com 360 Information Radio, 3 cr

RELATED DISCIPLINE, 15 credits from one category based on area of interest
Consumer Affairs in Business*

Acct I S 100 Intro Financial Accounting, or
Acct I S 300 Accounting Principles,** 3 cr
Finance 300 Introduction to Finance,** 3 cr
Gen Bus 301 Business Law,*** 3 cr
Gen Bus 365 Family Business Ownership & Management, 3 cr
Intl Bus 200 International Business,*** 3 cr
Marketing 300 Marketing Management,** 3 cr
MHR 300 Organizational Behavior,** 3 cr
MHR 305 Human Resource Management,*** 3 cr
RMI 300 Principles of Risk Management,*** 3 cr
Philos 243 Ethics in Business, 4 cr
Philos 341 Contemporary Moral Issues, 4 cr

*All courses listed meet Certificate in Business program requirements from School of Business.
**Required for certificate.
***Elective for certificate.

Consumer Affairs in Government

Poli Sci 205 Introduction to State Government, 4 cr
Poli Sci 420 Administrative Law, 4 cr
Poli Sci 426 Legislative Process, 4 cr
Poli Sci 472 Interest Group Politics, 4 cr
Poli Sci 443: Public Administration, 3-4 cr

Consumer Relations

L Sc Com 505 Publications Editing, 3 cr
L Sc Com 332 Print and Electronic Media Design, 3 cr
Gen Bus 301 Business Law, 3 cr
Gen Bus 365 Family Business Ownership & Management, 3 cr
Intl Bus 200 International Business, 3 cr
Marketing 415 Marketing Communications, or
Journ 246 Principles of Advertising, 3 cr
Marketing 300 Marketing Management, 3 cr
Marketing 420 Global Marketing, 3 cr
Marketing 425 Marketing Channels, 3 cr
Philos 341 Contemporary Moral Issues, 4 cr
Philos 243 Ethics in Business, 4 cr