Consumer Economics (also offered at Griffin) - B.S.F.C.S.

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Degree & Major: Consumer Economics (also offered at Griffin) - B.S.F.C.S.
College Name: College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Department Name: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Contact:
Athens:
Diane Costyn
Academic Advisor
dcostyn@fcs.uga.edu
(706) 542-8854

Griffin:
Ben Byrd
Academic Advisor
bebyrd@uga.edu
(770) 229-3322
   
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Degree Requirements

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Description: This program prepares students to deal with managing resources from the household to the corporate level, with emphasis on the analysis of consumer issues and related policy questions. The program prepares students for graduate study, or to pursue a professional degree in areas such as law or business. The major allows the student to design a course of study best suited to his or her particular career goals and interests. Consumer Economics majors can choose an emphasis in family financial management on the Griffin Campus. The emphasis is approved by the CFP Board of Standards as meeting the Board’s education requirements to become a Certified Financial Planner. In addition, students must pass the Board’s exams and complete at least three years of qualifying full-time work experience to become a Certified Financial Planner. The family financial management area of emphasis is no longer offered at the University of Georgia in Athens. Students interested in the family financial management area of emphasis should investigate the Family Financial Planning major offered on the Athens campus.
 
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Career Opportunities: Students are often employed as middle managers in business, public administration, consumer groups, family advocacy agencies, public utilities and extension services. Additional career opportunities involve responsibilities in consumer affairs, consumer education, marketing, financial counseling and media information. An emphasis in family financial management may lead to careers in consumer credit or with counseling agencies, financial service firms, or social service agencies.
Additional Fees: Additional fees are required for study tour courses.
Scholarships: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ss/scholarships_index.html
Study Abroad: London Study Abroad Program, Study Tour in Housing and Consumer Economics, UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program, Study Tour in Xalapa Mexico.
Internships: Faculty work with students to arrange internships that meet students' needs. Students must take HACE 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 HACE courses. Faculty will also work with students to design individual projects.
Student Organizations: National Association of Home Builders, Dr. Anne Sweaney, asweaney@fcs.uga.edu, and Dr. Andy Carswell, carswell@fcs.uga.edu

Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Mrs. Connie Rash, crash@fcs.uga.edu

Student Financial Planning Association, Dr. Lance Palmer, lpalmer@fcs.uga.edu

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

Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

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

Personal Financial Planning, University of Missouri
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