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School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701


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120 Chubb Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45710

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Department of Human and Consumer Sciences  

The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences prepares individuals within a community of students, faculty, and professionals to advocate for consumer well-being. This is accomplished through the development of a life-long learning perspective that values mentoring, ethical leadership, social responsibility, and the ability to adapt to an ever changing diverse global environment. The department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and students are able to major in family and consumer sciences; restaurant, hotel, and tourism; and retail merchandising and Fashion Product Development to be able to respond to consumers needs in diverse communities.


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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Restaurant, Hotel, Tourism

Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development


Patton College of Education

The Patton College of Education has been a proud pillar of Ohio University since 1886, when it became the first state-supported teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the college has grown to include undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to careers in teaching, counseling, and public school and higher education administration.

Learning is at the heart of all we do in The Patton College of Education, but our mission is about more than just providing an education. The Patton College of Education strives to be an equitable, effective, and interactive learning community that makes a difference to education and human development through excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. We seek answers to questions about how people learn and what they should know and be able to do as students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

The Patton College of Education's teacher and administrator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Counselor education programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs and the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.