Retailing & Consumer Science Undergraduate Major

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B.S. in Retailing and Consumer Science

If you’re ambitious and like to bring a multifaceted, people-first approach to everything you do, consider a major in Retailing & Consumer Science. This interdisciplinary program merges the study of consumers and their behaviors with merchandising processes that range from marketing and management to technology and product development.

Why Major in Retailing and Consumer Science?

You're not interested in business as usual. You want to tap into your analytic, strategic, and creative sides. The retailing and consumer science major at the University of Arizona allows you to explore the intricacies of consumer behavior, marketing fundamentals, and the best strategies for managing, buying, and selling. You'll develop skills that tap into your creativity and provide the best merchandising and consumer experience possible.

Our major offers more than four decades of success in getting our students into industry internships and launching fulfilling careers. Your degree is a gateway to opportunities in brand management, retailing, marketing, fashion and product design, distribution, and more. It also provides a solid foundation for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Your retailing and consumer science education takes place both in the classroom and beyond. You'll take classes that teach the fundamentals, of course, but you'll also get hands-on career prep, student trips, and outside workshops. And you'll have the opportunity to network with successful alumni, executives, recruiters, and other professionals who can help you hone your own career goals. In short, you'll be noticed and coached by the best.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Retailing and Consumer Science?

A degree in Retailing and Consumer Science leads to a variety of careers. Here are just a few possibilities:

  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Brand Manager
  • Digital Retailer
  • Retail Operations Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Marketing and Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Digital Content Developer
  • Social Media Manager

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  • Retailing
  • Digital Retailing
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media
  • Product Development
  • Brand Strategies
  • Sustainable Consumption

Retailing and Consumer Science Degree Requirements

As a retailing and consumer science student at the University of Arizona, you'll take interesting and educational courses such as Retail Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Retail Business Analysis Lab. Courses required to complete a bachelor of retailing and consumer science are subject to change, so remember to meet with your adviser regularly to review your course plan.

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