A UGA Degree Closer to Home
The University of Georgia offers bachelor's degree programs in several areas of study at the Griffin campus. These are upper-division programs open to transfer students or those seeking a second bachelor’s degree.
The Consumer Economics major prepares students to understand how consumers make choices in an economy that is constantly changing. Our students understand how consumer decisions are influenced by fraud and deception, products of varying quality and inadequate information. The role of information is a central theme. Course work includes economics as well as applied consumer economics, consumer policy, and financial management. Although not required, many students complete an internship before graduating.
The admissions requirements for the program at the Griffin campus include the University of Georgia admissions requirements as well as an earned grade of “C” or better in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. The current requirements for the Consumer Economics major can be found in the University of Georgia Bulletin.
For additional information regarding internships, career opportunities, advising and scheduling of classes, contact Benjamin Byrd, program specialist, in the office of Housing and Consumer Economics at 770-229-3322 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: The excerpted article about the Consumer Economics degree in Griffin was published in the spring 2007 issue of FACS Magazine, the alumni magazine for UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Job titles for recent Consumer Economics graduates include: portfolio manager/financial consultant with Smith Barney; coordinator of special events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; federal contract estimator/project manager for Bessco Construction Co., Inc.; junior broker for Wachovia Securities; assistant manager of finance for Wells Fargo; transportation sales representative for C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., and midwest regional sales manager for The Andersen Company.
Other useful links for Consumer Economics majors:
- Career Opportunities for Consumer Economics Majors
- Courses in Housing and Consumer Economics (Online Bulletin)
Schedule of Classes
The Registrar's Office in Athens maintains and updates the schedule of classes for all UGA campuses and also provides information on registration, final exam and academic calendar dates, as well as payment deadlines that apply to all UGA campuses. To view class schedules for the Griffin Campus in PDF format, scroll towards the end of the document for the semester selected and make sure the heading at the top of the page reads UGA-Griffin Campus.