To date, we’ve asked 70 current and past human and consumer sciences students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Choosing a degree to pursue is not a quick and easy task.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a human and consumer sciences degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a human and consumer sciences degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are human and consumer sciences students compared to other degrees?

Overall, human and consumer sciences students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.2 out of 5. This is standard compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, human and consumer sciences students rate their happiness similarly to students in Management Information Systems, Cinema Studies and Human Development and Family Studies.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to human and consumer sciences

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Animal Sciences$60,433
Physical Sciences$80,020
Human Development and Family Studies$45,319
Management Information Systems$87,958
Human and Consumer Sciences$48,948
Cinema Studies$60,147
Social Science$62,048
Criminal Justice$55,393
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication$59,641

Let's break that down further.

Are human and consumer sciences students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
71 ratings
5 stars
34%
4 stars
34%
3 stars
24%
2 stars
8%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.5 out of 5 stars
72 ratings
5 stars
31%
4 stars
28%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
19%
1 stars
8%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in human and consumer sciences experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did human and consumer sciences graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what human and consumer sciences grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.8 out of 5 stars
67 ratings
5 stars
12%
4 stars
18%
3 stars
28%
2 stars
21%
1 stars
21%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were human and consumer sciences students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.2 out of 5 stars
70 ratings
5 stars
19%
4 stars
26%
3 stars
23%
2 stars
20%
1 stars
13%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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