The Housing Management and Policy major is a flexible degree program that blends social and behavioral sciences, public policy, planning, management and economics. Students can tailor their coursework to several different pathways for ranging from jobs in residential real estate, private and public sector housing data analytics, community development and local and federal housing-related public policy positions.

Choose Your Career Pathway

The major offers several potential career pathways.

See also: http://careersbuildingcommunities.org for more options. 

Residential Property Management

Coursework in this area prepares students for a wide range of careers in residential real estate, including property management, housing development and real estate sales and marketing.

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Housing Market Data Analytics

Coursework in this area will prepare you for a career as a housing and consumer data analyst, where you will transform data about housing market conditions, consumers and policies into practical information for private sector, public sector and non-profit organizations.

Community Development

Coursework in this area prepares students to work with, local or regional housing, planning and community development departments; nonprofit organizations in policy making, planning, and housing development; and housing and redevelopment authorities. 

Mentoring Program

We developed the UGA Housing Management and Policy Mentoring Program to support the academic and career goals of undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students. By participating in this program you'll be assisted in transitioning from academic to professional life.

Key Faculty

Name Job Title / Department Contact

Andy Carswell

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

203 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4867

Jerry Shannon

Assistant Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Jerry Shannon uses community engaged research to study health and neighborhood development.

706-542-3232

Kimberly Skobba

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

104 Housing and Consumer Research Center (House C)
415 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-4951

Pamela R Turner

Associate Professor & Extension Housing Specialist

Extension and Outreach, Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Pamela Turner is a credentialed Healthy Homes Specialist and the state housing and environment specialist for Extension.

224 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-9165

Velma Zahirovic-Herbert

Associate Professor

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

129 UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
770-233-5501