Jul 20, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Human and Consumer Sciences

Patton College of Education 
Department of Human and Consumer Sciences 
McCracken Hall 121D
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0984

Beth VanDerveer, Interim Chairperson


Department of Human and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences (HCS) offers degree programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences. The following programs are offered at the bachelor’s level: Family and Consumer Science Education; Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism; and Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development.  The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program provides students with the opportunity to select from two different majors: Family and Consumer Sciences-Teacher Education and Family and Consumer Sciences-Community Leadership. The Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism major offers event management, food, beverages, and hotel management, and tourism management.  The Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development program utilizes diverse instructional formats such as online courses, a study tour to New York Fashion Week and Paris, France, and a summer study abroad program to Milan and Florence, Italy.

The Department of Human and Consumer Sciences provides an on-line bachelor completion program in Customer Service Leadership. The online major leads to a Bachelor of Applied Human and Consumer Sciences. It is a bachelor completion program designed for students who have completed an associate’s degree.



Customer Service Leadership Major (B.A.H.C.S.)  - BS6418
Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major (B.S.H.C.S.)  - BS6375
Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Teaching Major (B.S.H.C.S.)  - BS6370
Retail and Fashion Merchandising Major (B.S.H.C.S.)  - BS6380
Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism Major (B.S.H.C.S.)  - BS6361

Retail and Fashion Merchandising (B.S.H.C.S) - BS6384





Retail and Fashion Merchandising  - OR6380
Customer Service Leadership Minor  - OR8161


Points of Pride

Small student to faculty ratio

Faculty with extensive global industry experiences and passion to guide student learning

Student “hands-on” learning in contemporary facilities and off-site classroom study trips

Student, faculty and industry partnerships

Global and domestic study tours, internships and work experiences

Student support for participating in professional conferences, expos and workshops

Student organizations and networking opportunities