Major Overview

A major in Human Sciences and Business Services will provide you with a broad education on health and family, consumer habits and the economy. You will learn how to put theory into practice when you study production, distribution of retail goods, and the management of business. You can choose to focus more on either human resource development or retail and consumer science. Human resources involves training and development, career development, and organization development. Retailing and consumer science may be more intriguing to those interested in merchandising, management, and marketing and sales of consumer goods.

Some courses you may take could include: communications studies, English, economics, mathematics, health, psychology, and sociology.

Depending on your college you may be able to choose a concentration. Some of the more commonly available are: Business Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Communication, and Consumer Merchandising and Retail Management.

Required Skills

Students who choose this major often have an interest in business, employee and consumer relationships. When organizations treat their employees better, their customers are more satisfied and the companies also perform better. Human Sciences deals directly with these relationships.

Human Science & Business Service is an ideal major for a people-person. You should feel comfortable speaking in front of large groups as well as one-on-one. Also, a natural love for learning and a desire to understand consumers and merchandising will be beneficial. This major will require you to use knowledge from all disciplines and apply it to real life situations in the work place. Critical reading skills and writing skills will be refined as you work towards completing your degree.

Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities in this field. Human Science & Business Services graduates find work in retail, healthcare, or education as Training Specialists, Training Managers, Instructional Designers, Human Resources Managers, Training Facilitators, or Human Resources Consultants. This major allows you to focus in on what specifically interest you to prepare you for your ideal career.

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Example Careers

Here is a small sample of the careers that a degree in Human Sciences Business Services might open up.

Farm and Home Management Advisors
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Marketing Managers
Public Relations Specialists
Sales Managers
Technical Writers
Writers and Authors
Salary data is estimated by College Factual using 2013 data provided by PayScale.
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