Housing Management and Policy - B.S.F.C.S.

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Degree & Major: Housing Management and Policy - 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: The Housing Management and Policy major focuses on individual and family housing needs and the ways the family, the private sector, and governments respond to those needs. The program features an in-depth study of housing policy, residential property management practices, housing finance and the range of housing alternatives. The program may also be used as preparation for graduate study or as a pre-professional degree. Students may choose an emphasis in Residential Property Management which prepares them for careers in the multifamily housing industry, a rapidly-growing field in which qualified individuals are in high demand. Coursework includes marketing and leasing, management, accounting, housing development, human resources, technology services, legal issues, and training. Students can also take courses in a Community Development track, which provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of communities through local housing and revitalization strategies. Students choosing the Community Development track will be prepared for careers in housing-related positions within local, state, and federal government; program coordinators; managers and directors of non-profit organizations; private residential real estate firms that serve low- and moderate-income households; and more.

Career Opportunities: Students with a Housing Management and Policy major are prepared for employment within the private residential real estate industry; local, state, and federal housing agencies; and non-profit organizations. Graduates may enter employment in real estate firms, property management firms, community-based organizations, planning commissions, and with manufacturers of housing and housing components. Other sources of employment are financial institutions involved with mortgages, extension service, and utility companies.

Job placement: On an informal basis only through alumni contacts and internship opportunities.
Scholarships: FACS Scholarship information can be found at http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/scholarships
Study Abroad: London Study Abroad Program; FACS Greece Study Abroad; UGA Cortona Study Abroad; Study Tour in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics; UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program
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 are available in several upper-division FHCE courses. Faculty will also 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 https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/student-organizations

Available Graduate Programs: Near Environments, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Human Environments, Utah State University
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