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School of Human Ecology

A Hub of Holistic Learning in Human Ecology

The Human Ecology program offers four unique, specialized disciplines that focus on human behavior and experience. Whether it’s exploring the multifaceted aspects of human development and family science, delving into the nuances of interior design, unleashing your creative potential in fashion merchandising and apparel design, or navigating the outdoors in recreation and tourism management, each program is crafted to offer comprehensive, evidence-based learning. Here, you’ll benefit from hands-on learning experiences that bring theory to practice, a supportive environment and a dedicated faculty.

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Explore a Wide Range of Career Path Options

Discover a world of academic opportunities at Georgia Southern University, tailored to nurture your passion in areas like family dynamics, creativity, design, fashion, and leisure management.

Degree Programs

Amazing Faculty

Learn from our many award-winning faculty and internationally recognized scholars.

Interactive Learning Labs

You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our, classrooms, interactive learning labs and/or studios on campus.

Accredited Programs

Pursue an undergraduate degree with confidence with our two accredited programs.

Your Future in Human Ecology


Average Salary

Embarking on your studies at Georgia Southern positions you for a bright future, with an average starting salary of $64,689. Graduates thrive in diverse roles, such as teachers, designers, event managers, and registered behavior technicians. You’ll find opportunities with top employers like the State of Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Delta Airlines, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Atlanta First Agency, and the Georgia Department of Human Services. These roles will empower you to make a meaningful impact in various professional landscapes.


Child Development Center
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Interior Design
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Recreation and Tourism Management 
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professionals (COAPRT)

Important Dates

Spring Reminders

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Full Term, Last day to drop/add Jan 11th 11:59m

Full Term, Last day to withdraw without academic penalty March 4th

Full Term, Last Day of Classes April 29th, Last day for medical withdrawal

Summer Reminders

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Long Term, Drop/Add, May 13-15

June 12 Long Term, Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

July 11 Long Term, Last Day of Classes (except night classes)