College now offers over 30 concentrations in 11 majors

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved another significant expansion of academic programs today for Georgia Gwinnett College, giving students at the new college more choices as they pursue their post-secondary education at GGC. These are the first of several new majors the college will be adding to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Board of Regents approves new majors to be offered at GGC

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved another significant expansion of academic programs today for Georgia Gwinnett College, giving students at the new college more choices as they pursue their post-secondary education at GGC. These are the first of several new majors the college will be adding to its curriculum since it became accredited in June by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Regents approved a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in early childhood education, a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in special education, a Bachelor of Science with a major in exercise science and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science.

“We have seen a significant increase in our student enrollment,” GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman said today following the Board’s vote. “When we opened the doors to the college in 2006 – just three short years ago – we had 118 students. This morning when I left the college we had nearly 2,600. It is imperative to our students and the community that we increase our offerings as we continue to grow at this rapid pace.”

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 includes a concentration in teacher certification as will the college’s existing biology major, which also was approved by the Board. All of the new programs must be sanctioned by SACS.

Currently, GGC offers a Bachelor of Science in biology with concentrations in general biology, cell biology and biotechnology, and biochemistry; a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in general business, accounting, finance, marketing and international business and a Bachelor of Science in psychology with concentrations in cognitive/neuroscience, clinical/personality, developmental/educational and social/applied psychology. A Bachelor of Science in informational technology with concentrations in systems and security, software development and business information technology also is offered by the college.

“Our growth has been considerable over the past few years, and we are working diligently to keep up with the demands of that growth” GGC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Stas Preczewski added. “We have made great strides in our goal to meet the needs of our students and potential students, as well as the needs of the community. These new majors are in fields that our students are interested in pursuing and in fields where jobs are plentiful.”

Preczewski also noted that the college is looking at adding criminal justice/criminology and nursing to its programs very soon.

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