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Here you won’t learn how to make flapjacks or darn stockings. Home Economics at the college level teaches real and practical economic skills necessary to sage personal finance and family management.

Home Economics borrows from several related fields in the humanities to provide a broad base of knowledge to its students. Home Economics majors have the opportunity to take courses in everything from mathematics to sociology, providing them with a strong set of critical and analytical tools helpful in both their personal and professional careers.

As our society becomes increasingly complicated, a major in Home Economics prepares students to manage families and solve the problems that they must face daily.


  • Consumer Economics

  • Consumer Sciences

  • Design Fundamentalists

  • Electives in the social sciences, including Economics, Psychology, and Sociology

  • Family Finance

  • Family Relationships

  • Family Resource Sciences

  • Introduction to Apparel Construction

  • Nutrition Today

  • Professional Development & Careers in Home Economics


If your high school offers them, take economics courses (both micro and macro), as well as mathematics courses like statistics and accounting. Don’t neglect your humanities, either, as you’ll be digging in to a wide group of subjects about which you’ll have to think critically.