Consumer Economics - B.S.F.C.S.

General Information

Degree & Major: Consumer Economics - B.S.F.C.S.
College Name: College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department Name: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Christie Sanders
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: This program prepares students to make positive contributions to consumer and family well-being through policy, education, program evaluation, and product innovation in a dynamic, data-driven, technologically advanced, and globally focused world. Graduates of the program are prepared for a diverse range of careers as well as graduate study.

The Applied Consumer Analytics emphasis provides students with the analytical skills needed to transform data into practical information for organizational decisions. Completion of the emphasis prepares students for careers in a rapidly growing field.

Career Opportunities: Students often find internships and careers in diverse sectors, including financial services, business, marketing, management, education, public administration, and consumer and family advocacy. Visit the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics website for more information.
Scholarships: FACS Scholarship information can be found at
Study Abroad: London Study Abroad Program; FACS Greece Study Abroad; UGA Cortona Study Abroad; Study Tour in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Internships: Faculty work with students to arrange internships that meet students' needs. Students must take FHCE 5900 before applying for an internship and will learn more details about arranging an internship in that course.
Service Learning: Service-learning opportunities that meet UGA’s Experiential Learning requirement are available in several FHCE courses. Faculty also may work with students to design individual projects.
Student Organizations: Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Student Financial Planning Association

FACS Student Organizations Information can be found at

Available Graduate Programs: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, University of Georgia

Consumer Sciences, The Ohio State University

Consumer Sciences, University of Alabama

Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Human Development and Social Policy, University of Utah