Graduates are prepared for a career as a professional performer or a studio teacher. Other areas requiring high-level performance skills include radio broadcast, television, film-making, church music programs, and professional orchestras and bands. The degree also prepares for graduate study.
Music Theory prepares students for graduate studies in research-oriented music programs and other programs that do not require a related undergraduate major. Other available careers include studio teaching, church music, music editing and publishing, and performance.
"After graduation, I plan to spend a year as a lab technician to gain further research experience and publish a couple of peer-reviewed articles. After that, my goal is to enter a Ph.D. program in the realm of evolutionary biology. The specific field of study I’m most familiar with through my current research is fire ant social biology and evolution, and I’m currently looking into pursuing a thesis on that subject in a Ph.D. program in ecology and evolution at the University of Laussane in Switzerland."
The Ecology major is a great start to an exciting range of careers from conservation to environmental law to academia. Many students continue their education by enrolling in a graduate program, while others have gone on to the Peace Corps, non-profits, government agencies, and more. Having a background in ecology gives all graduates an advantage since environmental issues are at the forefront of society.
Course topics range from computer-based education and its implications, graphics and media design, technology enhancements, emerging technology, instructional design, and multicultural perspectives on technology. Students are required to collaborate with schools and other organizations in implementing their educational products.
Graduates with a Consumer Economics degree are employed as middle managers in business, public administration, consumer groups, family advocacy agencies, public utilities, and extension services. Additional career opportunities include responsibilities in consumer affairs, consumer education, marketing, financial counseling, and media information. An emphasis in Family Financial Management at UGA-Griffin may lead to careers in consumer credit or with counseling agencies, financial service firms, or social service agencies. Graduate study or pursuit of a professional degree in law or business is also a consideration.
The Certificate in Computing is designed for students who want a strong set of computing skills to increase their productivity in the computerized workplace. The program is open to undergraduate and post–baccalaureate students in any major except Computer Science. There are no prerequisite courses to enter the program, but students must complete MATH 1113 (Precalculus) or an equivalent before taking CSCI 1301–1301L (Introduction to Computing and Programming), one of the required courses for the certificate.
Course fields available to students include consumer economics, housing, child and family development, foods and nutrition, advertising, public relations, journalism, and telecommunications. Courses at the New Media Institute are also available. Students may pursue a concentration or combine concentrations for a more specific career choice. Examples of these include taking Child and Family Development and Public Relations courses in pursuit of a Community Affairs Director position at a Children’s Hospital; Consumer Economics and Broadcast News courses in pursuit of a job as a Reporter; Food & Nutrition and Telecommunication Arts courses in pursuit of a TV producer position; or Housing and Newspapers courses for a career in non-profit housing.
The undergraduate Certificate Program in Computer Systems Engineering is designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to document their educational achievement at the interface of engineering and computer science. The program is open to all UGA undergraduate students, but will be of special interest to those who wish to combine both a theoretical and practical understanding of computer science and engineering systems.
''Journalism borrows from disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. As a result, journalists and journalism teachers sample a rich lode of ideas and practices. With this comes opportunities for consultation, collaboration—and lots of experimentation. One of my outreach programs is The McGill Program in Journalistic Courage, a lecture, symposium, and research effort to understand what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. I also teach conceptual and skills courses to undergraduate journalism students. I hope they think and act more critically as consumers and producers of journalism after taking my courses.''
Through clips from films like 'A lively affair' (1912), 'A busy day' (1914), and 'What 80 million women want' (1913), the film raises key issues about the struggle for gender equality and the portrayal of women in the media, which remain as fascinating, engaging, and relevant today as yesterday.
The film juxtaposes these interviews with revealing insights from parents, teachers, psychologists, body image experts and most importantly, the heartfelt expressions of girls themselves on how they feel about the media that surrounds them.