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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...

Accreditation

The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences is accredited with AAFCS

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