In Service of Tomorrow

The John and Doris Norton School of Human Ecology develops students for careers helping individuals, families and communities elevate their quality of life and expand their potential. Professional avenues for graduates range from innovating new product development in the marketplace or the fashion industry to advocating for the social and financial needs of children and families. Our diverse programs encourage learning through in-class instruction, research, hands-on internships and guided practicums.

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Family Studies and Human Development student at the University of Arizona

Human Development and Family Science

Helping others. Caring for people. Enriching the lives of families and individuals. These are just a few of the meaningful rewards that a career launched from this program grants students pursuing human services professions.

university of arizona fashion students at new york fashion week

Fashion Industry’s Science & Technology

Welcome to the intersection where global fashion meets global business. This curriculum emphasizes strategic thinking while merging leading-edge science and new technology with modern design and business innovation.

Personal and Family Financial Planning students work together on a project for classes

Personal & Family Financial Planning

This program creates future financial leaders. Paired with structured internships and professional development, the career-focused curriculum prepares students for success in the financial industry with an emphasis on relationship building and client engagement.

Retailing and Consumer Science student interning at a local shop

Retailing & Consumer Science

This interdisciplinary major combines business and analytics with creativity, trend tracking, and technology. Our students launch successful careers in Retail Management, Merchandising and Buying, Consumer Marketing and Innovation, Digital Retailing and Social Media, and Sustainable Consumption


Tomorrow Starts Today

Have questions? Need more information? We are here to help you. The Norton School advisers will guide you through the process of developing a meaningful educational plan with goals that align with your personal interests, values and abilities.

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Working together to transform action into positive change

Expanding Our Reach

The Norton School’s research centers and first-in-class institutes offer students opportunities for deepening their research knowledge and enhancing their research skills.

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