BUsiness & Commerce

Study the Science of the Global Marketplace

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Are you interested in the business of selling products to consumers? Do you want to help others manage their finances, or develop new food products to meet consumer demand? Or, are you more interested in the business side of agriculture and the economics of managing environmental resources? If so, one of our business and commerce majors may be right for you.

Agribusiness Economics & Management

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Become an expert on the economics of delivering food and water to the world. You'll study everything related to food production and the use of water resources from seeds to sales, from farms to factories, and from turf to transport to table.

Environmental & Water Resource Economics

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Become an expert on the economics of managing environmental and water resources. You'll study everything related to the use of the resources our natural world offers as you seek to find solutions at the intersection of science, politics, laws, and our environment.

Fashion Industry’s Science and Technology

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Become a leader in the global fashion market. You’ll learn how to combine strategic thinking with the latest innovations in science and technology. This major may be a good fit for you if you’re interested in design, consumer trends, and sustainable fashion.

Nutrition & Food Systems

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Make sure that the food we eat is nutritious, affordable, and sustainably grown. You'll gain the knowledge and expertise in food-related policy that you'll need to advocate for sustainable production of nutritious food to feed the world.

Personal & Family Financial Planning

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Gain a deep understanding of how personal beliefs, values, and lifestyle influence how we save, invest, and prepare for the future. You'll be well-prepared to meet financial planner certification standards and to find work in financial planning and wealth management. *

Retailing & Consumer Science

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Become a leader in the global retailing marketplace. You'll study a wide array of retailing and consumer behavior topics and learn how to apply what you learn to a variety of retail businesses including store, catalog, internet, services firms, and other enterprises that support retailers.

*Our program is approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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