What is Consumer Sciences?

Consumer Sciences is a field of study that focuses on the wellbeing of consumers and their interaction with communities and the environment. It is a stimulating field of study that gives the opportunity to apply creativity to the advantage of the consumer on numerous levels.

The needs of the South African consumer are scientifically developed and researched. Consumer Sciences studies consumer behaviour within three main components namely foods, fashion and consumer resources which include amongst other housing and interior design. Aspects concerning business management and tourism management are included for additional support. The training that the students receive enables them to render a valuable service. Consumer Scientists who want to follow a career in education need to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in a fourth year.


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