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 eleven endowed professorships in the college bestowed on exceptional faculty in the college.
  • Investopedia ranks our program as one of the best in the nation for Financial Planning.
  • The Institute on Human Development and Disability's Disability Studies Certificate Program was ranked #17 of the Top 20 Best Deals for Disability Studies by Great College Deals in 2016.
  • We offer 12 Double Dawgs dual degree programs in a variety of disciplines.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 43 scholarships were given to 133 recipients totaling $174,524.
  • 13 international study awards were given to 28 students totaling $31,400.

Student Life

  • 215 undergraduates were on the Dean’s List (semester GPA 3.5 or higher) in Spring 2017.
  • 63 undergraduates were Presidential Scholars (semester GPA 4.0) in Spring 2017.
  • 40% of the 2016-2017 graduating class graduated with honors.
  • 17 students graduated as Summa Cum Laude (overall GPA 3.9 or higher) in 2016-2017.
  • 1 student was a First Honor Graduate (overall GPA 4.0) in 2016-2017.
  • 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 three continents (Africa, Asia, and Europe) and Central America.

Graduate Education

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

Research

  • 29 students were funded in 2016-2017 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.
  • Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors is a partner in the new national public-private consortium known as Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA).

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.
  • Destination Dawgs provides youth with intellectual disabilities with an opportunity to prepare for a career and independent living by attending UGA courses, gaining valuable job skills through work-based experiential learning, and building a social network by participating in on-campus events and student activities.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assisted 920 Georgians in filing $11,256,954 in total state and federal tax refunds, saving them $225,000 in tax preparation fees.

Alumni

  • 6 FACS alumni were named Bulldog 100 in 2018.
  • 1 FACS alumnus was named to the 2018 class of 40 under 40