2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Family Financial Management Specialization

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, Program Leader
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229
E-mail: Lorna.WoundedHead@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
Students majoring in Consumer Affairs who pursue the Family Financial Management specialization are usually interested in financial markets, financial decision, economics, business concepts and working with individuals to develop personal financial management skills. Required courses for the Family Financial Management specialization focus on principles and practice of insurance planning, investment strategies, income tax planning, retirement preparation, and estate planning.

Completion of the Consumer Affairs major and Family Financial Management specialization prepares students to engage in a variety of careers such as: financial services, financial planning, credit/financial counseling, human resources, marketing and sales.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • understand the role of a Consumer Affairs professional by reflecting on and applying subject matter, management and problem solving skills, and needs of the audience to be served.
  • demonstrate research and communication skills.
  • develop professionalism through ethical practices, leadership and service.

Academic Requirements
A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses with a CA prefix. An 8-week full time internship is a requirement that is usually completed during the summer between the Junior and Senior year.

Course Delivery Format
Students learn through lecture, discussion, and hands-on learning experiences. Case studies are utilized to assist students in applying family financial planning strategies to individualized financial situations.

Requirements for Consumer Affairs Major - Family Financial Management Specialization: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences 

System General Education Requirements

Institutional Graduation Requirements

College of Education and Human Sciences Requirements


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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