Board of Regents approves new major for GGC students

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a major in criminal justice/criminology for Georgia Gwinnett College, further expanding its academic program and giving students another choice as they pursue their post-secondary education. The new major is one of several that Georgia Gwinnett has added to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a major in criminal justice/criminology for Georgia Gwinnett College, further expanding its academic program and giving students another choice as they pursue their post-secondary education. The new major is one of several that Georgia Gwinnett has added to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

"With the significant increase in our growth – nearly doubling our student enrollment since last fall, we are working diligently to give our students and potential students the coursework and majors that are of interest to them and the community," GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman said today following the announcement. "As the college continues on this trajectory of expansion, our students are looking to us to give them more choices. There is a lot of interest in criminal justice, so it was a natural addition to our programs of study."

In June, the Board of Regents gave their approval for Georgia Gwinnett to offer a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Each of these majors include a concentration in teacher certification as will the college's existing biology major.

By August, GGC also was approved to offer majors in education, political science and exercise science. All of the new programs must be sanctioned by SACS.

"It is imperative that we offer majors that our students are interested in as they choose a career path," Stas Preczewski, vice president of academic and student affairs stated. "We work closely with our students and those students who are thinking about attending GGC to see what they are interested in and then we focus on those courses and majors. It is important to us to meet the needs of the community too – and we have worked diligently with the employers in our area to determine what their needs are and how we can best train our students to fit them."

Preczewski says that new majors in nursing, urban planning and homeland security are being considered for next year.

GGC Programs of Study

Bachelor of Arts in English*

  • English Interdisciplinary Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Writing and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in History*

  • American History
  • History: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Western Civilization
  • World History
  • Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology & Biotechnology
  • General Biology
  • Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Criminology*

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Education*

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science*

  • Exercise Science Preventative
  • Exercise Science Rehabilitative
  • Sports & Exercise Management

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

  • Business IT
  • IT Systems and Security
  • Software Development

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics*

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science*

  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Clinical/Personality
  • Cognitive/Neuroscience
  • Developmental/Educational
  • Social/Applied

*pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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