The College of Family and Consumer Sciences has been catching attention with impressive rankings that put our college among the nation’s elite. Here are just a few of the reasons why we’re proud.

Academics

  • We are the seventh largest college at the University of Georgia.
  • We have 99 professors and lecturers.
  • There have been nine endowed professorships in the college bestowed on exceptional faculty in the college.
  • Our Financial Planning program is ranked among the Top 6 programs in the U.S. by Financial Planning magazine.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 72 scholarships were given to 68 recipients totaling $109,950.
  • 12 international study awards were given to 22 students totaling $19,900.

Student Life

  • 240 undergraduates were on the Dean’s List (semester GPA 3.5 or higher) in Spring 2016.
  • 53 undergraduates were Presidential Scholars (semester GPA 4.0) in Spring 2016.
  • 30% of the 2015-2016 graduating class graduated with honors.
  • 24 students graduated as Summa Cum Laude (overall GPA 3.9 or higher) in 2015-2016.
  • 6 students were First Honor Graduates (overall GPA 4.0) in 2015-2016.
  • Our freshmen are in the Top 10% of their high school class.
  • We are one of the most wired and best technology supported colleges at UGA with 18 audio-visual classrooms, 3 computer labs, 2 CAD labs, wēpa printing services, and the One Button Studio.
  • FACS has study abroad programs on five continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Central/South America.

Graduate Education

  • 90 students (64%) have paid Graduate Research Assistantships.
  • More than 30 FACS graduate students were awarded travel stipends for professional conferences this year.

Research

  • 12 students were funded in 2014-2015 to conduct undergraduate research with a faculty mentor.
  • Our research aims to positively impact human health and well-being throughout all stages of the lifecycle.

Helping Georgians

  • The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) offers communities assistance in addressing their housing and neighborhood revitalization needs.
  • Health Education through Extension Leadership (HEEL) delivers programs through the 163 county offices and reaches nearly 160,000 adults and youth across Georgia.
  • The ASPIRE Clinic offers an array of services to the public that include individual, couple, and family therapy, financial counseling and education, home environment and design, nutrition counseling and education, and legal problem solving.
  • Testing of textiles and physical properties help manufacturers maximize performance, whether it be medical bandages, furniture, or carpets.
  • Proof-of-concept partnering of FACS research with startup companies brings new bio-based products to the market.

Alumni

  •  The annual Chilly Dawg 5K fun run/walk has raised $30,000 to support student-focused enrichment opportunities.
  • 7 FACS alumni were named Bulldog 100 in 2015.