What's your passion? The School of Liberal Arts (SLA) offers courses that span a diversity of interests – from cognition and neuroscience to legal studies, world history and English literature.

Along with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, SLA faculty have a passion for helping students create indelible bachelor’s degree capstone experiences – real-world internships and service projects that put academic theories to practice.

Past capstone experiences have included a legal studies major who worked in the Georgia Legislature, an English major who wrote for the local newspaper and a political science major who interned in the Georgia Governor's office.

SLA Bachelor's Degrees

Cinema and media arts production and Georgia Film Academy

Choose from three concentrations to earn a Bachelor of Arts in cinema and media arts production. Minor also available in film.

The study of film and media is highly interdisciplinary, leading to exciting careers in areas such as film, television, broadcasting, advertising, social media manager, event manager, magazine journalist, public relations, and publishing. Students with a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media arts production can also prepare students for graduate studies, media education, and a variety of professional degrees in film and television studies and other media industries.

Cinema and media arts production majors also benefit from professional training, internships, apprenticeships and job placement opportunities from GGC's partnership with the Georgia Film Academy.

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Criminal justice / criminology

Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice / criminology. Minor also available.

Criminal justice / criminology majors focus on a range of topics, such as management, law, policing, corrections, and the theoretical foundation for criminal behavior and specific criminal behavior (criminal violence, organized crime, gangs, juvenile delinquency, white collar crime, and cybercrime). Criminal justice / criminology is a broad-reaching program that prepares graduates for corrections, law, parole, policing, probations or related programs at the graduate level.

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English

Choose from three concentrations or teacher certification to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Minor also available in English and creative writing.

A bachelor's degree in English equips students for a variety of careers and vocations, including education, marketing and sales, communications, public relations, journalism, publishing, law, business administration and more.

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History

Choose from four concentrations or teacher certification to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Minor also available.

The study of history enriches a student’s understanding of our human heritage and develops valuable skills of critical thinking and clear communication. History courses prepare students for a range of pursuits including careers in education, government, law and business. 

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Human services

Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in human services.

The Bachelor of Science degree in human services is an inter-disciplinary program for students interested in careers in the social services, including jobs in the non-profit, private for-profit and government sectors. Students will be prepared to work with a wide demographic range from children and adolescents to the elderly. The degree also serves as a good foundation for those interested in graduate degrees in social work or related fields.

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Integrative studies

A Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree is a single multi-disciplinary program – offered on campus or fully online – dedicated to fostering the ideals of a broad-based education and an understanding of connections among disciplines.

A BIS degree aligns with twenty-first century workforce demands and emerging fields of study.

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Political science

Choose from six concentrations or teacher certification to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Minor also available.

The bachelor's degree in political science is for students interested in a wide range of career choices, including government service, advocacy, legislative assistance, international non-government organizations, non-profit management, education, law school and graduate school.

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Psychology

Choose from four specializations to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

For those students interested in pursuing a career immediately after graduation they will gain a wealth of experiences in the applied aspects of psychology that will easily transfer well to various professions. Also, those interested in obtaining advance degrees will have a strong theoretical foundation for the fields of psychology, law, business, medicine and a wide range of other graduate degrees.

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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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

On-set production for film and television

The nexus degree in on-set production for film and television is in direct response to talent demand analysis in high demand career areas. The nexus degree is intended for individuals interested in pursuing a film production related career, who have not earned a degree, have a degree but want to transition into a high-demand field, are pursuing a bachelor’s degree and want to add targeted credentials to their coursework, and people working in a high-demand field who want to advance their career.

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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu 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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu 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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu 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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu 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 LiberalArts@ggc.edu with questions or to learn more.

Minors, Certificates, Certifications

Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.

African American studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an African American studies minor.

Anthropology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an anthropology minor.

Biology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biology minor.

Biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for academic enhancers certificate.

Biomedical sciences for career changers certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a biomedical sciences for career changers certificate.

Business administration minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business administration minor (non-business majors).

Business intelligence certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a business intelligence certificate.

Chemistry minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a chemistry minor.

Creative writing minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a creative writing minor.

Criminal justice / criminology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a criminal justice / criminology minor.

Cybersecurity certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a cybersecurity certificate.

English minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an English minor.

Film minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a film minor.

Gender studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gender studies minor.

Geography minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a geography minor.

Gerontology certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a gerontology certificate.

Global studies certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a global studies certification.

History minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a history minor.

Information Technology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with an information technology minor.

Integrative arts minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a integrative arts minor.

Latin American studies certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Latin American studies certificate.

Mathematics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a mathematics minor.

Musical studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a musical studies minor.

Paralegal certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a paralegal certification.

Physics minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a physics minor.

Political science minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a political science minor.

Professional studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a professional studies minor.

Religious studies minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a religious studies minor.

Sociology minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a sociology minor.

Spanish for professionals certificate

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish for professionals certificate.

Spanish minor

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a Spanish minor.

TESOL certification

Learn the requirements to expand your academic interests and enhance your bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certification.

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