The Consumer Economics undergraduate major develops your understanding of consumer decision-making in an environment characterized by changing technology, demographic trends and globalization.
- Gain an understanding of the rights and privileges provided to consumers by federal and state law
- Be prepared to make positive contributions to consumer and family well-being through policy, education, program evaluation, and product innovation
- Pursue an emphasis or in Applied Consumer Analytics
- Also available as a Double Dawgs program
- Pursue a double major in Housing Management and Policy
- Participate in experiential learning opportunities at the Capitol in Atlanta
- Consumers’ financial and economic well-being
- Consumer behavior
- Applied consumer theories used to analyze consumer decisions and behaviors
- How culture influences consumer decisions and behaviors
- Analytical and research skills
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills
- A consumer advocacy mindset
- An entrepreneurial mindset
- The ability to view issues from diverse perspectives
As a student of Consumer Economics, you’ll have many opportunities to participate in experiential learning. Many students secure competitive internships. Consumer Economics majors have the opportunity to participate in the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program Internships where you’ll develop significant leadership skills by working with a member of the Georgia Legislature during the Georgia Legislative Session.
Our graduates are qualified for employment in government agencies, consumer organizations and corporations to pursue careers in consumer protection, public policy, financial services and consumer research and communication.
Many of our courses are open to non-majors. From our courses, you can learn practical and applied information that will enable you to be a smarter consumer in our increasingly-complex world.
Consumer economics offered the perfect blend of mathematics and conceptual thinking with people at its core. Through learning different areas of consumer policy and how they interact with our ever-changing economy, I feel equipped to help real people in the coming years.