Program plans assist in tracking academic progress for degrees and concentrations, minors, and certificate and certification programs. Pair this planning tool along with helpful advice from your mentor ... and you’ve discovered a game-changing recipe for academic success.

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Accessing Program Plans

  1. You’ll find program plans in the course catalog for each major’s concentration, minors and other programs.  
  2. Search course catalog or select “Programs of Study” from right column options.
  3. Select major, concentration or minor under affiliated academic school (links also offered, below).
  4. Locate and select document icon to view and print program plans.
  5. Additional options are available to identify favorites for your portfolio, share programs of study to Facebook and Twitter, print program details and get help using the catalog.

Note: Past program plans are available from archived catalogs.

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School of Business

Business Administration (BBA)

Minors

Certificates and Certifications

School of Education

Education (BSEd)

School of Health Sciences

Health Science (BS)

Nursing (BSN)

School of Liberal Arts

Cinema and Media Arts Production (BA)

Criminal Justice / Criminology (BS)

English (BA)

History (BA)

Human Services (BS)

Integrative Studies (BS)

Political Science (BA)

Psychology (BS)

Minors

Certificates and Certifications

Interested in pursuing a graduate program or career in health care or engineering? Gain a competitive advantage with course choices, mentoring and research opportunities that start during your GGC freshman year.

Advising, advising checklists and articulation agreements extend to opportunities to earn associates, master’s and doctorate degrees from other institutions.

    Anesthesiologist assistant: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-anesthesiologist assistant (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Clinical laboratory science or medical technology: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-clinical laboratory science or pre-medical technology (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Dental hygiene: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-dental hygiene (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Dentistry: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-dentistry (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Engineering: USG Regents' Engineering Pathway

    GGC participates in the Regents' Engineering Pathway (REP), which makes engineering programs more accessible to students throughout Georgia.

    Participation in REP saves students money in tuition, fees, housing and meals, while attending college closer to home for the first two years of study. GGC professors also work closely with program coordinators from participating institutions to align program curriculum needs. This coordination assures a seamless transfer to the engineering school of choice to complete your bachelor's degree.

    REP Transfer Options

    REP Requirements

    • Satisfy all courses required for admission of regular transfer students to any of the participating institutions.
    • Complete all required math and science, as well as some engineering courses, at GGC (Listed in Appendix A of the REP Agreement (PDF) on the USG website).
    • Review REP information and the REP Agreement (PDF) on the USG website for more information.

    Admission requirements, including GPA, vary at the partner institutions. Visit the institution's website to review requirements.

    Medicine: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-medicine (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Medicine: doctor of osteopathic medicine NYITCOM articulation agreement

    GGC has developed an agreement with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) to offer eligible students early interview and admissions consideration. Program applicants must have completed their first two years of undergraduate education at GGC and meet and maintain the following criteria:

    • Enter the program at the end of their second undergraduate year and apply at the end of their third year.
    • Maintain the overall grade point average of 3.5
    • Earn an MCAT score (on the MCAT taken no later than June 30 of the third academic year) at least equal to the mean MCAT score of the NYITCOM first-year class at the applicable NYITCOM campus for the year the student began the undergraduate study.
    • Complete a minimum of 8 hours of biology (course/lab), 8 hours each of general chemistry and organic chemistry (course/lab), 8 hours of physics (course/lab), and 6 hours of English, with no grade below C in any of these courses or labs.

    Note: Candidates will be held to the same rigorous admissions standards as other applicants, and final decisions will be solely at the discretion of NYITCOM.

    Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (@email) to learn more about this agreement or your intent to apply.

    Learn more about the degree and admission requirements for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Medicine: doctor of osteopathic medicine PCOM articulation agreement

    GGC has developed an agreement with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to offer eligible students consideration from the faculty committee on admissions at PCOM provided students meet defined criteria including but not limited to the following:

    • Declare their intent to apply for enrollment in the program during their sophomore year at GGC.
    • Complete the undergraduate course requirements as listed in PCOM's catalog.
    • Earn (on the 4.0 grading system) a grade point average of at least 3.25 through the end of junior year.
    • Take the Medical College Admissions Test as early as possible but no later than the Fall of the senior year.
    • Earn a minimum score of the fiftieth percentile (50%) in each section of the MCAT.
    • Apply to PCOM through AACOMAS no later than Oct. 31 of the senior year and submit the PCOM supplemental application (with application fee) no later than Nov. 30 of the senior year.
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician (DO).

    Note: The final decision on admission to the DO program will be made by PCOM's faculty committee on admissions after the candidate has had a formal PCOM interview.

    Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (@email) to learn more about this agreement or your intent to apply.

    Learn more about the degree and admission requirements of the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Occupational therapy: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-occupational therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Optometry: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-optometry (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Pharmacy: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-pharmacy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Pharmacy: PharmD early assurance program

    GGC partners with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to offer eligible students majoring in biology and chemistry an opportunity to enter pharmacy school after completing their junior year at GGC. Following their second year of pharmacy school, eligible students receive their bachelor’s degree from GGC, then continue in the program to earn a doctorate from PCOM.

    This agreement allows students to begin their careers early while saving tuition dollars.

    Contact your faculty mentor or GGC’s School of Science and Technology (@email) to determine if PharmD Early Assurance Program is right for you.

    Learn more about degree and admission requirements for a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Physical therapy: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-physical therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Physician assistant: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-physician assistant (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Radiologic science: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-radiologic science (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Respiratory therapy: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-respiratory therapy (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Veterinary medicine: pre-advising

    Learn more about pre-veterinary medicine (PDF) and the classes generally needed prior to applying to programs at other institutions. Students are strongly advised to check with the program they plan to apply to for specific prerequisites.

    Email @email for more information about pre-health careers.

    Nexus Degrees

      Motion picture set lighting

      The nexus degree in motion picture set lighting is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world understanding of electrical distribution and the operations of set lighting (design, planning and execution of lighting professional settings) necessary to facilitate entry-level jobs in film and television production. Through their coursework, students learn practical skills and knowledge of lighting theory to develop advanced skills in lighting sets and locations for motion pictures or episodic series. Students are trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in lighting, networking practices and workplace etiquette.

      Potential Careers

      • Lighting technicians (rigging grip, rigging gaffer)
      • Lighting designer
      • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
      • Broad cast technicians

      Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      Contact @email with questions or to learn more.

      Production design

      The nexus degree in production design is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world experience performing the day-to-day activities of the production field. Students will be trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in production, industry resume and networking practices, and workplace etiquette. Production design includes all of the visual elements that make up a film, television show or theater production. Production designers oversee the overall look and feel of a production, working with a team that creates props and sets, and manages the location scouting department.

      Potential Careers

      • Set and exhibit designers
      • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
      • Art director
      • Production designer
      • Prop master
      • Location scout

      Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      Contact @email with questions or to learn more.

      Production for film and television

      The nexus degree in production for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on, real-world experience performing the day-to-day activities of the production field. Students will be trained on how to operate industry equipment, the best practices in production, industry resume and networking practices, and workplace etiquette. Students also gains skills in lighting design through an understanding of electrical distribution and the operations of set lighting (design, planning and execution of lighting professional settings) necessary to facilitate entry-level jobs in film and television production. Production is the process through which a film or television series is produced, involving a number of complex stages, a variety of technologies and cinematic techniques.

      Potential Careers

      • Lighting technicians
      • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
      • Director of photography
      • Set and exhibit designers

      Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      Contact @email with questions or to learn more.

      Professional editing for film and television

      The nexus degree in professional editing for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of post-production for careers in editing.  Students participate in creative, narrative editing projects to demonstrate proficiency in post-production theory and practice. Editing is the manipulation and arrangement of shots used to structure and present film/video information in ways that convey content visually to viewers. This includes film, television, advertisement, video essays, etc.

      Potential Careers

      • Film and video editors
      • Camera operators, television, video and motion pictures
      • Video technicians
      • Special effects artists and animators
      • Media technical directors/managers
      • Broadcast technicians

      Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      Contact @email with questions or to learn more.

      Professional sound design for film and television

      The nexus degree in professional sound design for film and television is an experiential program that provides students with hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of post-production for careers in sound editing. The final and most important element needed to create an immersive film/television experience for the audience. Sound designers work in post-production by recording, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements that enhance the mood, atmosphere and/or tone of a film/television episode. Sound design components include sound effects (SFX), mixing, foley, dialogue and music.

      Potential Careers

      • Sound engineering technicians
      • Sound editor or mixer
      • Audio technicians
      • Media technical directors/managers
      • Broadcast technicians
      • ADR editor

      Learn more about how nexus degree students benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

      Contact @email with questions or to learn more.

      Minors

      An academic minor allows students to expand and broaden their educational experience by exploring a particular subject or subjects in sufficient depth to gain competency. By completing a minor, a student can become familiar with an additional area of study which will supplement the expertise gained in the major. To declare a minor, students must be advised by their assigned faculty mentor and complete the application for minor form (PDF).

      Military Science Leadership/ROTC

      GGC now offers students pursuing degrees in any area the opportunity to also gain valuable leadership skills through the Military Science Leadership/ ROTC program.

      Multiple Majors

      Double Major

      Students may enroll in a program leading to a double major. A student may complete a double major by completing one type of baccalaureate degree (e.g., a Bachelor of Science) and electing to concurrently pursue two majors of that type of degree. A student must complete a double major simultaneously. In order to complete a double major students must satisfy all requirements for both majors, including general education requirements across schools if applicable. Courses common to both majors may be counted toward the requirements of each major. Courses that are required or are electives in one major may be used to fulfill electives in the other major, however, the double major must contain coursework of a minimum of 150 credit hours. Student completing a double major will receive one diploma with both major fields of study noted on the transcript. To declare a double major, students must be advised by faculty in both academic disciplines and complete the Application for Double Major form (PDF).

      Double Degree

      Students may enroll in a program leading to a double degree. A student may complete a double degree by completing two types of baccalaureate degrees (e.g., a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration). A student must complete a double degree simultaneously. In order to complete a double degree students must satisfy all requirements for both majors, including general education requirements across schools if applicable. Courses common to both majors may be counted toward the requirements of each major. Courses that are required or are electives in one major may be used to fulfill electives in the other major, however, the double degree must contain coursework of a minimum of 150 credit hours. Students completing double degrees will receive two diplomas. Both degrees will be noted on the transcript. To declare a double degree, students must be advised by faculty in both academic disciplines and complete the Application for Double Degree form (PDF).

      Multiple Concentrations

      Students may choose to complete multiple concentrations within the same academic degree program. In order to complete multiple concentrations, students must satisfy all required courses for each concentration, including specified general education requirements across schools, if applicable. In addition to the completion of these required courses, students must earn the total number of credits required in the first concentration and they also must take a minimum of 15 additional hours for each concentration, or the stipulated amount of hours for the concentration in that discipline, as is applicable. Multiple concentrations will be noted on the transcript.

      To declare multiple concentrations, students must complete the Application for Multiple Concentrations form (PDF). After declaring multiple concentrations, students must be advised by the appropriate faculty in each of the academic specialty areas, if applicable.

      If a student would like to take 15-18 hours in a discipline or major outside of his/her academic degree program, the student should pursue the appropriate academic minor.