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Dept. of Consumer Studies

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The department studies the overall theory and practice required to form a healthy consumer culture and protect the rights and welfare of consumers. It aims to produce experts that are needed in an consumer-oriented world.

Due to rapid economic progress and technological advancement, and changes in demographics, there is a growing interest in consumers and therefore this area of research can be said to be ahead of its times.

The fields of majors within the department are categorized into finance consumers and consumer finance, consumer trends and consumer behavior, consumer information, consumer education and counseling and consumer policy. Through courses that focus on individual consumers, the household and its financial transactions, consumer trend experts including finance designers are also produced. Through courses that help protect consumer rights, experts in consumer counseling and consumer education are formed. There are also programs for those who wish to become home economy teachers in middle or high school.