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In the School of Human Sciences, we are driven by a passion to help people. If you are interested becoming a:

  • Teacher
  • Physical Education Instructor & Coach
  • Law Enforcement Professional
  • Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Community Developer/Planner
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Service Professional
  • Dietician
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Family and Child Development Specialist
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Interior Designer
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher

Plus many more!

Then the School of Human Sciences at ABAC is for YOU!!! We offer both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees.

Our Bachelor degree is in Rural Studies with a track in Social and Community Development. This interdisciplinary degree focuses on equipping students with the skills and abilities to create positive change in the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of rural communities. The program emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, cultural understanding, and social responsibility and provides opportunities for hands-on learning and internships.

Students interested in traditional programs focused on helping others, such as psychology, sociology and social work, will find the Rural Studies four year track in Social and Community Development unique and appealing. Students are prepared to pursue a variety of career paths in community planning, non-profits, public administration, governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, and agencies serving individuals and families or for graduate study in psychology, marriage and family therapy, sociology, human services, and public administration among others. For an in-depth look at this unique program, visit

In addition to our Bachelor degree program, students also have the opportunity to complete the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees with coursework focusing on preparing students for transfer pathways in criminal justice, education, and family and consumer sciences. Our instructors use an applied, hands-on approach to provide students with real-world experiences that build the knowledge and skills needed for success.

Our professional student organizations are intended to enhance your college experience. Take advantage of membership in organizations connected to your career interests.

  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Helping Professions Association
  • Rural Studies Club
  • Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators

The School of Human Sciences is comprised of disciplines and coursework focused on the well-being of individuals, families and communities. If you are interested in a plan of study that will prepare you for a career within the Human Sciences, please contact us!

For more info about ABAC’s School of Human Sciences programs contact:

Dr. Darby Sewell, Dean
229 391-5080
229 391-5081 Fax

Rural Studies

Social and Community Development Students Participate in Summer Internships

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Family & Consumer Sciences Club

Interested in getting the most out of your academic experience? For Family & Consumer Science majors, the FACS Club provides professional development opportunities for members by attending state meetings and by attending the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Meeting each summer. Learn more about this organization at the Student Organizations page.


eCore provides ABAC students with the opportunity to complete foundation or core requirements through online classes that are transferable to most universities in the state! This is a perfect program for students trying to complete courses over the summer or during their breaks. Ask the academic counselors for more information about the eCore opportunity.

Education at ABAC

The School of Human Sciences has Associate degrees that prepare students for professions in the education field including early childhood education, primary education and middle school education. Students can focus in history, English, art, music, foreign languages, science and mathematics or physical education.