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HCS Majors

Human and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences is composed of four programs. Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers undergraduate degrees in a Teaching track and Community Leadership track. Customer Service Leadership offers an undergraduate online program. Retail and Fashion Merchandising offers an undergraduate major and minor. Restaurant, Hotel & Tourism offers an undergraduate degree and the Hospitality Management undergraduate online program. The department prepares individuals to advocate for consumer well-being. Students value mentoring, ethical leadership, social responsibility, and the ability to adapt to a diverse global environment.

Human and Consumer Sciences

Human and Consumer Sciences

Alumni Spotlight: Linda Niehm

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Dr. Linda Niehm, professor at Iowa State University, won the International Textiles and Apparel Association’s 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award.

Student Success: Tyler Zust

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Tyler Zust is the first Ohio University student to win the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Club Foundation’s Joe Perdue Scholarship. Zust, a senior Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism major with a Business Administration minor, has been active in Ohio University’s Club Managers Association of America for over th...

December 10, 2020
Ann Paulins to retire after 32 years at OHIO

Dr. Ann Paulins, retail and fashion merchandising professor and former senior associate dean for research and graduate studies in The Patton College of Education, will retire in December 2020.


The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences is accredited with AAFCS

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