Online Consumer Science Programs

Identity theft, securities fraud, and unscrupulous business practices--to fight the never-ending battle of good versus evil in our commercialized society, the demand for consumer affairs professionals has never been higher. Consumer advocates are watchdogs for careless or unlawful business practices. Earning your online consumer degree can equip you with a specialized set of skills to market yourself to potential employers. And the market is ripe for employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of consumer-based professionals such is projected to increase by 12 percent through 2016.

From social advocacy to grassroots groups, civic organizations to nonprofits, there is a variety of career opportunities for consumer degree holders. Coursework may include economics, consumer trends, industry regulation, finance, information systems, marketing, management, and more. Convenient classes, online support, and a rich technology component may be more attractive to returning students and career changers than traditional campus-based programs.

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