The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is committed to student success, holistic development and inclusive perspective taking. FACS develops leaders who focus on the science and art of helping individuals live well in a complex society. FACS students have access to internships, scholarships, service learning, study away programs, research, career development and student organizations.
By the Numbers
FACS offers expertise in:
- Medicine and healthcare
- Law and policy
- Business and finance
- Counseling and therapy
- Residential interior design
- Youth development
FACS is comprised of departments:
- Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
- Human Development and Family Science
- Nutritional Sciences
- Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
- Institute on Human Development and Disability
FACS focuses on applied learning. Students can choose between:
- Service learning
- Study aways
These opportunities allow our students to learn about their majors and future careers in a different context. The FACS Legislative Aide Internship Program, for example, allows students to spend a spring semester working with Georgia legislators during the Georgia General Assembly for course credit and a $4,000 stipend.
We care about our students and their success. The dean, academic advisors, faculty, staff and alumni help students work toward their academic, personal and career goals.
Through a variety of classes across the college and campus, FACS students are able to understand their major and intended career in an interdisciplinary and integrated context.
FACS programs are accredited, endorsed or aligned with industry best practices such as the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the American Apparel and Footwear Association/YMA, the National Retail Federation, the Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.