Consumer Economics BSFCS/Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics MS(Community Development)(non-thesis)

This emphasis provides interdisciplinary coursework that links conceptual knowledge with practical experience. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to work in careers that influence the social, economic, cultural, and political forces affecting the well-being of people living in community settings. Students can focus on:

• Housing
• Community health
• Sustainability
• Inequality, social change and justice

Admission to Program

In order to take Community Development graduate courses prior to applying to the graduate program, students who meet the following eligibility requirements should submit documentation thereof to the FHCE Graduate Coordinator:
-Current standing as an undergraduate Consumer Economics major
-A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
-On track to have completed at least 60 total credits by the end of the semester for which they seek admission to the Double Dawgs program

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students admitted to the Double Dawgs Pathway may choose up to 12 hours from any of the 6000-level courses listed on the Community Development curriculum to be taken prior to admission to the graduate program.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Required 12 hours:
FHCE 6340S, 3
EDES 6540, 2
PADP 7210 or FHCE 7310 or SOWK 7236, 3
FHCE 7000 or FHCE 7950, 4

Required 12 hours:
GRSC 7880S, 3
STAT 6210, 3
HIPR 6680S, 3
GEOG 6370 or GEOG 6370E, 3

Choose 6 hours:
Housing and Community:
FHCE 4310, 3
FHCE 4300, 3
FHCE 5350S, 3
EDES 6650, 3
EDES 6540, 2
EDES 6640, 3
GEOG 6385, 3
PADP 7520, 3
PADP 8820, 3
Community Health:
FDNS 6050, 3
FDNS 6240, 3
FDNS/HDFS 6260, 3
FDNS 6540, 3
FDNS 6560, 3
FDNS 6000, 3
FDNS/KINS/HPAM/HPRB/ECHD 8595, 3
HDFS 4130/6130, 3
HDFS 5100/7100, 3
HDFS 5150/7150, 3
SOWK 7236, 3
SOWK 7133, 3
Inequality, Social Change and Justice:
GEOG 6631, 3
SOC 6150, 3
SOC 6420, 3
GEOG 6385, 3
HDFS 8720, 3
HDFS 5500/7500, 3
SOWK 7340, 3
SOWK 7290, 3
Sustainable Communities:
HORT 6030S, 3
FHCE 7305S, 3
FANR 6020, 3
EDES 6650, 3
ANTH 6400, 3

Admission to Graduate Program

Consumer Economics majors who meet the following requirements may officially apply to the graduate program:
-At least 60 credits completed prior to the semester for which you are seeking admission
-3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (including any graduate courses used to satisfy undergraduate requirements)
-We require the GMAT or GRE, but this may be waived for students who complete at least 9 hours of graduate coursework with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
-We also require 3 letters of recommendation and a Statement of Purpose

Program Advisor

  • Name: Justin Miller
  • Email: miller.j@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4655
  • Address: 201 House C

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Consumer Economics (also offered at Griffin) B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Christie Sanders
  • Email: clws@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7276
  • Address: 111 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S.
  • Department/College: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Justin Miller
  • Email: miller.j@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4655
  • Address: 205 Dawson Hall