University of Wisconsin - Madison

School of Human Ecology

Consumer Behavior and Family Economics


WARF 740

610 Walnut St

Madison, IL 53726

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Consumer Behavior and Family Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Consumer Science develops and disseminates information on the ways in which the interactions among consumers, business, and government can enhance the interests and wellbeing of consumers, families, and communities. We focus on various dimensions of wellbeing including economic/financial security, consumer empowerment, health, food security, housing security, sustainability, and the public policy that affects those dimensions of wellbeing. The program is interdisciplinary, and current faculty have degrees in diverse fields including economics, sociology, retailing, social work, and consumer science.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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