What is FACS?

The UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Programs in FACS prepare students for careers spanning business, fashion, healthcare, policy, community development, and more. FACS has much to offer and is eager to share the opportunities we offer.

What students can expect in FACS

  • Embark on academic journey that will broaden academic and professional horizons
  • Prepare to have competitive edge among peers in various industries
  • To feel supported and build community

Why you should visit

  • Come learn about the degree programs in FACS
  • Explore opportunities for experiential learning and student involvement in the College
  • Talk with our faculty and meet current students
  • Envision your student(s) here at UGA FACS

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1.What are the advantages of a FACS degree compared to other programs?

A FACS degree provides comprehensive skills, research, and knowledge that help people make informed decisions about their wellbeing, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.

2.What careers can my student pursue with a FACS degree?

Today’s FACS professionals practice in multiple settings. They are early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, dietitians and nutritionists, medical practitioners, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life.

3.What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is the development of knowledge, skills, abilities, values, behaviors and attitudes through first-hand experiences outside of the traditional classroom. All UGA are now required to complete at least one experiential learning activity before graduation.

Experiential learning can take many forms, including creative production, study abroad trips, internships, leadership opportunities, faculty-mentored research, and service-learning. The College of Family and Consumer Sciences offers several experiential learning opportunities to its students. Click here to learn more about experiential learning opportunities offered through FACS.

4.Is my student eligible for scholarships through FACS?

Yes, FACS has its own pool of scholarships exclusively for students in FACS degree programs. These scholarships can be used for undergraduate, graduate studies, and study abroad programs. To learn how to apply, click here.

5.With a FACS degree, is my student able to pursue a professional degree i.e. Medical School, Law School, Nursing School, etc.?

Yes, many of our students go on to pursue professional degrees in a variety of areas: medicine, nursing, law, speech language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and more.

To learn about health-related careers, click here.

More Questions?

If you have further questions not answered on this page, your student can email us at success@uga.edu.

What are FACS students up to?

Check out our FACS Loves Me Campaign and FACS Can Take You Anywhere!

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