UGA’s Financial Planning program is ranked among the best in the country. The Financial Planning undergraduate program provides you with knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to enter the marketplace as a financial planner or financial counselor. Demand for graduates has consistently exceeded the number of students in the major. Our graduates earn competitive salaries and have a variety of career options. Find out more about your possible path as an undergraduate Financial Planning student below!

Required Coursework

In addition to your general education core classes, you will need the following classes to complete your undergraduate degree in Financial Planning.

Required Courses (43 hours)

  • FACS 2000
  • FHCE 3300
  • FHCE 4220
  • FHCE 5200
  • FHCE 3150
  • FHCE 4200
  • FHCE 4230
  • FHCE 5250
  • FHCE 3250
  • FHCE 4205
  • FHCE 4235
  • RMIN 4000
  • FHCE 3260
  • FHCE 4210
  • FHCE 4250

Major Electives (7 hours)

  • ACCT 2102
  • ECON 2200
  • LEGL 2700
  • RMIN 5110
  • COMM 1100
  • FINA 3001
  • MARK 3000
  • RMIN 5510
  • COMM 1500
  • FHCE 3100
  • PSYC 1101
  • SOCI 1101
  • CSCI 1100
  • FHCE 3300
  • REAL 4000
  • FHCE 4000-level or above
  • MIST 3000-level or above

For more information on required coursework, including course descriptions and semesters offered, visit the UGA Bulletin

Certified Financial Planner

UGA’s Financial Planning Program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) examinations.

Key Faculty

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Effie Antonoudi

Effie Antonoudi

Faculty/Griffin Campus Program Coordinator

SSAC, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

127 Stuckey Building
1109 Experiment Street

Griffin, GA 30223
770-229-3322

Sophia Anong

Sophia T Anong

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

129 Stuckey Building UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
770-467-6086

Swarn Chatterjee

Swarn Chatterjee

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Chatterjee's research and outreach efforts focus on improving financial capabilities of households.

106 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4722

Joseph Goetz

Joseph Goetz

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

204 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-2066

John Grable

John Grable

Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

John E. Grable holds an Athletic Association Endowed Professorship at the University of Georgia.

300 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4758

Joan Koonce

Joan Koonce

Professor & Extension Financial Planning Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

230 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4865

Lance Palmer

Lance Palmer

Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

108 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4916

Ann Woodyard

Ann Sanders Woodyard

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

201 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4851

Kenneth White

Kenneth John White

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

202 Financial Planning Research Center (House B)
407 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-9922