The School of Science and Technology (SST) provides innovative programs in science, math and technology. No matter what your major, you will always be challenged to think outside the box – and outside the lab.

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All SST majors are challenged to demonstrate mastery of their chosen field through faculty-mentored research projects, internships or service learning. It's a requirement. But it's also led to fascinating learning opportunities. Past projects have focused on such topics as air quality, the environmental impact of kudzu and the development of web-based animation as a teaching tool.

SST Bachelor's Degrees

Biology

Choose from three concentrations or teacher certification to earn a Bachelor of Science in biology. Minor also available.

The bachelor’s degree in biology provides in-depth studies and opportunities for research and internships that prepare students for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, medically-related research, graduate and professional studies, or joining the business and industrial work forces.

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Chemistry

Choose from two concentrations or teacher certification to earn a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Minor also available.

The bachelor’s degree in chemistry is highly interdisciplinary, leading to exciting careers in areas such as nanotechnology, forensic science, biosciences, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, alternative energy, plastics, and environmental science. Students with a GGC bachelor’s degree in chemistry can find employment within these industries and as teachers at the high school level. A chemistry degree is also excellent preparation for graduate studies, chemistry education, and a variety of professional degrees including pharmacy, dentistry and medicine.

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Environmental science

Choose from two concentrations to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science.

The bachelor’s degree in environmental science provides an interdisciplinary education for students interested in understanding pressing environmental issues in natural and social science. The degree program prepares students to take an active role in environmental decision-making at local, state, national and international levels.

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Exercise science

Choose from two concentrations to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.

The bachelor’s degree in exercise science enables students to pursue ACSM Certified Personal Trainer or an ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist and prepares graduates for employment as personal or corporate fitness trainers, health care professionals in cardiovascular / pulmonary rehabilitation programs, physicians’ offices, medical fitness centers or consult for research, public health and other clinical and non-clinical venues, and for professional educational programs in health care fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and as physician assistants.

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Information technology

Choose from five concentrations to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology. Minor also available.

Information technology opportunities are present in almost every field – from business to healthcare, arts and entertainment, education, government, forensics and national security. The information technology bachelor’s degree prepares graduates as knowledgeable professionals versed in computer hardware and software, databases, telecommunications, wireless technology and the Internet. The degree program also develops skills in effective communication, teamwork and leadership.

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Mathematics

Choose from two concentrations to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. Minor also available.

The mathematics bachelor’s degree prepares students for employment in business, industry and government immediately after graduation. In addition to traditional employment opportunities in science, technology and industry, students are also prepared for jobs in actuarial sciences, systems analysis and financial mathematics that are expected to grow rapidly.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

TESOL certification

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

Health Care, Engineering Pre-advising and Articulation Agreements

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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) 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 (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 (SSTadvising@ggc.edu) 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu 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 prehealth@ggc.edu for more information about pre-health careers.

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