Through courses in consumer economics, students learn about the roles of consumers, the roles of producers, the government in our economic system, and the decision-making process. In addition, Consumer Economics addresses financial, housing, and consumer questions that directly affect family economic well-being. Through this program students study available options and how to get the most for their money in specific areas of spending, such as food, transportation, housing and insurance.
The Housing Management and Policy major is a flexible degree program that blends social and behavioral sciences, public policy, planning, management and economics. Students can tailor their coursework to several different pathways for ranging from jobs in residential real estate, private and public sector housing data analytics, community development and local and federal housing-related public policy positions.
UGA’s Financial Planning program is ranked among the best in the country. The Financial Planning major prepares students to become client-focused professional financial planners who help individuals and families create, manage and transfer wealth efficiently. The Financial Planning undergraduate program provides you with knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to enter the marketplace as a financial planner or financial counselor. It also gives you the education requirement needed to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certification Exam and/or the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) exam.
Consumer journalism is a flexible major where you take courses both from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students can design their coursework to gain experience with innovative technologies, data journalism, multimedia storytelling, strategic communication, social media, data visualization, network analysis, entrepreneurship and crowdsourcing that ties into the consumer experience and consumer knowledge.
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