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Retailing and Consumer Science

B.S. in Retailing and Consumer Science
College of Technology

Degree Plan

Consumer Science and Merchandising is a dynamic four-year degree that prepares professionals for fast-paced careers in merchandising, management, and the marketing and sales of consumer goods and services in a variety of settings as diverse as the retail and food industries and the growing service sector. Most graduates begin careers as management trainees, and with experience become successful managers with extremely competitive salaries. Students in our degree program generally work while they are attending the university and then pursue opportunities for jobs including merchandising analysis and buying, consumer relations, outside and inside sales, account representatives, department and store managers, consumer relations, training and development, advertising and public relations. One of the special student interests in the degree are the specializations in e-tailing, training and development, and technology entrepreneurship.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements.

Transfer Admissions

Transfer applicants must meet the general university transfer admissions requirements.


A degree in Retailing and Consumer Science offers job opportunities in marketing, advertising, fashion, product developing, human resources, etc. UH Consumer Science Merchandising Alumni have received offers as Account Executives, Merchandising Coordinators, Schedulers, Staffing Coordinators, Relations Specialists, and Database Operators. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers. For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services.

Contact Information

College of Technology
300 Technology Building
Houston, TX 77204-4021
Phone: 713-743-4100

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