Who’s Who in the Department
Holly M. Hutchins
Holly M. Hutchins, Carole Goodson, Barbara L. Stewart
Shirley Ezell, Katy Greenwood, Marcella M. Norwood, Consuelo Waight
The Department of Human Development and Consumer Science (HDCS) produces a stream of well educated and dedicated professionals in the fields of retail management, and human resource development and foresight planning. Through its students, the department contributes to the economic growth and the quality of life by providing career oriented graduates who are trained to become innovators and global leaders.
The Retailing and Consumer Science bachelor’s degree develops professionals with a foundation in consumer-oriented business practices in the fields of retailing, e-tailing, fashion merchandising, customer service, and technology entrepreneurship.
The Human Resources Development degree develops professionals in organizational learning and development. Students help organizations manage change, develop leaders and build learning capacity through career development, instructional design and organizational development. Students learn useful tools to design and deliver workplace training, facilitate organizational change and increase productivity.
Both programs offer a Professional Studies Option that allows students to customize their choice of specialization to align with their career interests. For students interested in taking graduate courses, both programs also offer an Accelerated Program that allows qualified students to get dual credit while taking graduate courses during their program. The programs of study prepare students for career opportunities in business and industry, public service organizations, government and school systems. These undergraduate degree programs provide a pathway to Master’s degrees in Foresight, Human Resource Development, and Global Retailing.