The Consumer Journalism major provides the opportunity to combine an area of interest from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences with an area of emphasis from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students take coursework in Consumer Economics, Housing, Child and Family Development, Fashion Merchandising, or Consumer Foods as well as Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, or Telecommunications. Students may also take New Media Institute courses to satisfy the Journalism area of emphasis. The major prepares students for numerous career opportunities.
Consumer Journalism is a high-demand major; we generally have more applicants than we can accept. To be considered for admission into the major, you are required to have completed appropriate courses in Areas I-V of the core and appropriate courses in Area VI. In addition, students must have a GPA of 2.8 or better in Areas I, II, III, and V and submit a written statement of career goals. Since Consumer Journalism is a restricted major the number of students admitted in any given semester will be determined by the available number of slots; thus, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the major. Applications for admission to Consumer Journalism will be accepted up to the 3rd Friday of Fall and Spring semesters. Students who are planning to major in Consumer Journalism and wish to be advised by a Consumer Journalism advisor prior to acceptance into the major must be designated as intended-Consumer Journalism majors.
After reviewing the requirements for Consumer Journalism, if you are interested in Consumer Journalism as a major, you will need to complete an application and submit it to Bonnie Borgesi (213 Dawson Hall). If you have specific questions about the major, please contact Diane Costyn in 110B Dawson Hall or via e-mail: DCostyn@fcs.uga.edu.
Course syllabi for the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication can be found by clicking here.