Despite opposition on several fronts, women were admitted to the University of Georgia for the first time in 1918. The new division of home economics, established within the college of agriculture, provided female students with the opportunity for higher education, something many had sought previously out of state. Their dedication laid the foundation for a century of growth and development in a university program known for its commitment of advancing individual well-being, families, and communities through the generations and dissemination of knowledge, the education of professionals, and the creation of research-based programs.
Over the decades, the number of departments and the variety of degree programs have grown, providing students with an array of career paths. Funded research projects support a multitude of state, national, and worldwide initiatives. International study programs and interdisciplinary relationships with other UGA colleges expand the learning environment and complement the core curriculum.
100 Years Enriching Lives: Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA celebrates this rich and unique history through black-and-white and color photographs, personal journeys, and timeline facts. The 140-page pictorial history chronicles the development of the FACS department from the founding of the division of home economics in the aftermath of World War I through present day.
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