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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Family Consumer Science

Consumer Studies Minor

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/fcs/consumerstudies.html

Consumer Studies professionals usually work in business related settings but tend to be people-oriented.  They usually focus on consumers by helping them get the best product or service for their money, resolving consumer complaints and helping consumers with a variety of money management issues. The minor consists of 20 credits of approved courses. Please contact Dr. Jill Conlon for more information.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • FCS 101 – Introduction to FCS (3)
  • FCS 275 – Consumers in the Economy (3)
  • FCS 414W– Family Policy & Ethics (3)
  • FCS 474 – Community Resources and Famly Support (3)
  • FCS 478 – Family Finance (3)

Electives (5 credits)

  • FCS 120 – Clothing and People (2)
  • FCS 140 – Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 270 – Family Housing (2)
  • FCS 303 – Working with Families (3)
  • FCS 483 – Adult and Technical Education in FCS (3)
  • FCS 496 – Topics (2-3)
  • FCS 498 – Internship (2-3)

Strongly Recommended Electives

  • MRKT 310 – Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MRKT 316 – Consumer Behavior (3)