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More than a degree. A difference.

UW-Madison School of Human Ecology gives students the tools to make an impact in the world. Explore our undergraduate majors.

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Community & Nonprofit Leadership (BS)

Community & Nonprofit Leadership develops socially-conscious professionals who are prepared to change the world – including social justice, advocacy, social work/services, and more.

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Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies (BS)

Consumer Behavior & Marketplace Studies centers on a dynamic marketplace for goods and services, leveraging consumer behavior, marketing, entrepreneurship, merchandising, and product development to understand and improve the global consumer experience.

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Design, Innovation & Society, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in Design, Innovation & Society develops skills in design and problem-solving, exploring the interconnectedness between people, technology, culture, and social change to address complex societal issues.

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Human Development & Family Studies (BS)

Human Development & Family Studies examines relationships and development across the lifespan and prepares students for meaningful futures in areas such as healthcare, education, occupational therapy, family therapy, social work/services, and human resources.

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Interior Architecture (BS)

Interior Architecture combines creativity and interior design with social and physical sciences—empowering students to design human-centered spaces and environments.

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Personal Finance (BS)

Our Personal Finance degree leverages economics, business administration, and social sciences from a human-centered perspective—creating financial experts who can help people live financially secure lives and build wealth.

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Textiles & Fashion Design (BS)

The Textiles & Fashion Design Bachelor of Science degree merges creative talents in fashion, textiles, and styling with sustainability and merchandising to launch careers in the global fashion industry.

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Design Strategy Certificate

This eighteen-credit certificate in Design Strategy provides undergraduate students from all majors with a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving for strategic change. Using Design Thinking techniques and exploring the interconnections between people, built, natural, and financial environments, students will learn to put ideas into action and develop forward-thinking approaches to a variety of issues.

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Textiles & Design Certificate

The certificate in textiles and design allows students from any major to gain a fundamental understanding of the creative and innovative application of textiles and visual design. By nature, textiles are interdisciplinary, weaving together art, commerce, history, culture, technology, material culture, and science. Students will develop artistic and technical skills valuable for both pursuing a professional career in the textile industry and nurturing personal creative interests.

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