Consumer Economics & Finance

Recommended Coursework

Students completing coursework in Consumer Economics and Personal Finance develop knowledge and skills to help consumers deal with everyday problems and to reach their financial goals. They also gain a broad-based understanding of the role of consumers in the marketplace. The following coursework at Normandale will prepare you to successfully major (or minor) in consumer studies or personal financial planning at a four-year college or university.

  • When you click on the COURSES tab above, note that additional course work in accounting (ACCT 2251, 2252) will give you the most options.

Colleges and universities vary in their requirements so you should consult with your counselor about specific courses. Here are some programs in Minnesota and neighboring states that have programs in consumer studies:

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minnesota State University, Mankato

University of Wisconsin-Madison

South Dakota State University

Iowa State University

Transfer students can also earn a Bachelor's degree in Consumer Sciences online from the University of Alabama with a concentration in either Consumer Affairs or Family Financial Planning and Counseling.