Georgia Gwinnett College

Introduction

Welcome to the future of education. Your education.

A few years ago, Georgia Gwinnett college was home to just over 100 students. Let’s just say – things have changed. What was once 260 acres of rolling terrain has become the perfect metropolitan college campus, approaching 11,000 students. What’s so perfect about it? GGC adapts to how you do things – your learning style, your work schedule and your life. From the ground up, GGC was designed to help you succeed.

Founded

In 1994, Gwinnett County was the largest county east of the Mississippi without a four-year college. So Gwinnett County leaders purchased 160 acres of land and designated it specifically for the development of a college campus. GGC opened its doors in 2006 as the first four-year college founded in Georgia in more than 100 years, and the first four-year, public college created in the U.S. in the 21st century. Georgia Gwinnett College is a member of the University System of Georgia.

Location

The College is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in the heart of Gwinnett County. Gwinnett is a vibrant community 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta where a mixture of quiet postcard neighborhoods and bustling commercial districts blend the past with the present. Here, progress and quality of life connect so that everyone enjoys the small town ambience with all the amenities of a big city. Businesses and residents alike enjoy safe neighborhoods, good schools, modern infrastructure and a thriving economy.

Gwinnett County remains one of the most dynamic regions in the South to live and work with an estimated population of 859,304, and a population of 1.2 million projected by the year 2025.

Vision

Georgia Gwinnett College will be a premier 21st Century Liberal Arts College where learning will take place continuously in and beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. Its cornerstones will be innovative use of educational technology and a commitment to an integrated educational experience that develops the whole person. GGC will be a wellspring of educational innovation. It will be a dynamic learning community where faculty engagement in teaching and mentoring students will be the hallmark. It will be a driving force for change in student success. As such, it will be a model for innovative approaches to education, faculty engagement with students, and highly efficient student, facility, and administrative services.

Mission

Georgia Gwinnett College provides access to targeted baccalaureate and associate level degrees that meet the economic development needs of the growing and diverse population of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan region. It emphasizes the innovative use of technology and active-learning environments to provide students enhanced learning experiences, practical opportunities to apply knowledge, increased scheduling flexibility, and a variety of course delivery options. Georgia Gwinnett’s outstanding faculty and staff actively engage students in various learning environments, serve as mentors and advisors, and assist students through programs designed to enhance their academic, social, and personal development. GGC produces contributing citizens and future leaders for Georgia and the nation. Its graduates are inspired to contribute to the local, state, national, and international communities and are prepared to anticipate and respond effectively to an uncertain and changing world.

Operating Principles

Georgia Gwinnett College is committed to:

  • Continuous review, assessment, change, and experimentation
  • Holistic development of students
  • Building partnerships with its business and community constituents
  • Developing a workforce of highly competent teachers and staff who are also action oriented and innovative
  • Innovatively integrating technology into educational experiences
  • Diversity and building a multicultural environment to prepare students to succeed in a global society
  • Being the community of choice to work for faculty, administrators, and staff
  • Providing a supportive work environment that encompasses involvement, open communications, a spirit of collegiality and an appropriate reward system

Accreditation Status

Georgia Gwinnett College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

The Commission should further be contacted to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review or regarding alleged non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admissions requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.

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Programs

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BSc

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

Biology focuses on the study of life from the whole organism to the molecular level and emphasizes understanding species and their genetics, development, evolution and interaction with a dynamic environment. Biology is a multidisciplinary program for students interested in the full range of biology professions. [+]

Biology focuses on the study of life from the whole organism to the molecular level and emphasizes understanding species and their genetics, development, evolution and interaction with a dynamic environment. Biology is a multidisciplinary program for students interested in the full range of biology professions. Students become well-grounded in math, science and technology as well as a common core of biology topics. The four concentrations provide 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: Biochemistry Concentration: In this concentration, students investigate life sciences at the molecular level. This interdisciplinary investigation prepares students for graduate and professional schooling in molecular level science, medicine, and pharmacy and a multitude of employment opportunities in the chemical, pharmaceutical and health professions as well as service in the science and technology sector of local, state and federal government. Cell Biology and Biotechnology Concentration: This concentration is a multidisciplinary program for students interested in professional programs such as medical, dental, or pharmacy school, or graduate school in cell biology or biotechnology. This program is also ideally suited for students interested in the full range of biotechnology professions. General Biology Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in exploring the full range of topics in biology, from molecules to ecosystems. It is excellent preparation for a range of careers in biology, working in the field or in a laboratory setting. It is equally appropriate for students interested in professional schools, including medical and veterinary school, and for students interested in graduate school in any area of biology, including organismal biology and ecology. Biology Teacher Certification Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in teaching biology at the secondary level, grades 6-12. With a major in biology, they will also be prepared to enter the broader workforce and to pursue graduate or professional school. Student Learning Outcomes: Biology Core Effectively and clearly communicate scientific information in written and oral form. Use library and Internet resources to gather, organize, and understand scientific information. Collect, present and analyze scientific data gathered in the laboratory. Understand basic chemistry and math and apply them to a study of the life sciences. Know the structures and functions of cells. Know the structures and functions of biomolecules (DNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates). Biochemistry Apply appropriate biological, chemical and physical concepts to the study of life sciences at the molecular level. Safely and effectively perform common biochemistry laboratory techniques, procedures, and experiments and analyze results. Design procedures to investigate problems in biochemistry. General Biology Understand the structure-function relationships at all levels of organization of living organisms (molecules → cells → tissues → organs → organ systems → organism → population → ecosystem). Understand the organization, diversity, and interdependence of living organisms. Understand and gain an appreciation for the applications of the life sciences in society. Cell Biology and Biotechnology Know the difference in the structures and function between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and understand the diversity within these major cell types. Understand the use of cells and biomaterials in biotechnology. Understand the capabilities of biotechnology in Society, as well as its technical and ethical limitations. Biology Teacher Certification Implement the scientific method by designing or revising appropriate experiments or demonstrations to address biological concepts. Discuss biological concepts of real world issues and the importance of biology to society. Satisfy the 12 candidate outcomes identified for the teacher education unit. [-]

Bachelor in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The B.S. degree in criminal justice/criminology is an intensive overview of each of the components of the criminal justice system as well as an analysis of the societal and behavioral influences of deviant behavior. [+]

The B.S. degree in criminal justice/criminology is an intensive overview of each of the components of the criminal justice system as well as an analysis of the societal and behavioral influences of deviant behavior. The criminal justice/criminology program emphasizes a "theory-into practice" approach. Students will complete a seven course common core curriculum and then complete six additional criminal justice/criminology allowing for a 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). Minor The minor in Criminal Justice/Criminology is consistent with the B.S. major in Criminal Justice/Criminology as an intensive overview of each of the components of the criminal justice system as well as an analysis of the societal and behavioral influences of deviant behavior. It emphasized the “theory-into practice” approach upon which the criminal justice/criminology program is based. [-]

Bachelor in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The B.S. in Education--Early Childhood Education prepares students to teach grades preschool through five, and includes an endorsement for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The program utilizes an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of all learners. [+]

The B.S. in Education - Early Childhood Education prepares students to teach grades preschool through five, and includes an endorsement for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The program utilizes an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of all learners. Through a combination of academic and field-based learning, the program encourages the development of caring, competent and collaborative teachers who are committed to helping all students reach their highest potential. Each semester, GGC Early Childhood Education majors will undertake field experiences in diverse settings in the Gwinnett County Public Schools to ensure that they are prepared to teach in a variety of settings. During the final semester, students will participate in a semester-long student teaching experience and complete a leadership seminar. Teacher Certification Tracks Students selecting the Teacher Certification track pursue a major in one of five subject areas that includes coursework leading to teacher certification. These programs are aligned with the state and national content standards and prepare students to teach grades six through 12. For instance, English majors in this track will take classes in language and literature, and writing and rhetoric. They will also meet the standards identified by the state of Georgia and the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). [-]

Bachelor in Information Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The information technology concentration prepares students for opportunities in almost every field – from business to healthcare, arts and entertainment, education, government, forensics and national security. [+]

Information technology (ITEC) is the multidisciplinary study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and system networks. At GGC, ITEC majors may focus on one of four areas: enterprise systems, software development, systems security or digital media. Students whose academic concentration is in another field may also choose to minor in information technology. ITEC professionals accomplish a range of tasks, from developing and installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. The information technology concentration prepares students for opportunities in almost every field – from business to healthcare, arts and entertainment, education, government, forensics and national security. Students graduate as ITEC professionals with knowledge of computer hardware and software, databases, telecommunications, wireless technology and the Internet. They also develop the skills of effective communication, teamwork and leadership. The four concentrations provide students opportunities for in-depth research and internships that prepare them to pursue a variety of careers: Enterprise Systems Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in information technology positions in business and prepares students with a core of ITEC topics as well as courses in business, management and marketing. Software Development Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs in software development. Systems and Security Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs involving system networks and security of those systems. Digital Media Concentration: This concentration is for students interested in the full range information technology professions and is ideally suited for jobs involving digital media. Student Learning Outcomes: Information Technology Core Demonstrate a strong foundation in mathematics and science, and apply this fundamental knowledge to solving IT problems. Demonstrate competence in effectively communicating technical information using oral, written and digital presentation techniques. Work as individuals and as members of a collaborative team that solve IT problems. Demonstrate a desire and ability to continuously refine their computing knowledge and skills and learn to use new tools and processes. Demonstrate a working knowledge of multiple programming languages and system environments. Demonstrate knowledge in the design, implementation, and improvement of network and database system Minor As technology advances, many fields have become increasingly computational in nature. Computer hardware and software are the essential tools for not only science and engineering fields, but also business and liberal arts disciplines. We could easily find applications of IT in biology, chemistry, mathematics, marketing, accounting, psychology, history, etc. The purpose of the IT minor program is to provide non-IT major students an opportunity to gain more computational skills and knowledge in IT. The IT curriculum includes programming, database, network, information system, as well as professional practice and ethics. The elective gives students the option to enhance their knowledge in programming languages, security, e-commerce, computer graphics, system analysis and design. [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The B.S. degree in psychology is a program for students interested in a wide range of psychology professions. [+]

The B.S. degree in psychology is a program for students interested in a wide range of psychology professions. 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. Program Outcome Goals A graduate of the psychology major will be able to: Understand a full spectrum of general theoretical approaches to psychology Understand that psychology sub-disciplines are interrelated Be able to relate theory to real world situations Understand basic topics of research methodology Understand the statistical tools appropriate to single variable and two variable analyses Demonstrate competence in communication (written, verbal, numeric and graphic) Demonstrate competence in critical/analytic thinking Demonstrate the ability to apply psychological theory and/or research methodology Demonstrate capacity to work collaboratively to solve problems Demonstrate appreciation of historical/philosophical context of psychology Understand that normative human behavior and experience is diverse and multidimensional Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical foundations / ethical principles of psychology Specializations Clinical/Personality. The Clinical/Personality specialization explores the relationship between typical personality development and atypical processes leading to mental illness. It involves the study of the science and practice of providing assessment and treatment services at individual, family or community levels to people with or at risk for mental illness. A background in this specialization is relevant for students who have career interests in fields related to human mental health and wellbeing, such as psychologists, social workers, or marriage and family therapists. It is also relevant for students interested in careers that apply knowledge of the causes, diagnoses, progression, treatment and public policy implications of mental disorders (e.g., in community agencies or research settings). Cognitive/Neuroscience. The Cognition and Neuroscience specialization’s underlying philosophy is that there is a strong need for an interface of cognition, biology, and evolutionary theory. The specialization explores areas such as learning and memory, sensation and perception, decision-making, neuropsychology, memory, and the evolutionary basis and the adaptive significance of behavior. Developmental/Educational. The Developmental/Educational specialization focuses on the development of children, adolescents, and adults. This area is relevant for students with interests in human development in applied settings (e.g., schools and community agencies). Social/Applied. Focusing on the relationship between the individual and the social environment, the Social/Applied specialization examines the impact of individuals, organizations and culture on thought and behavior. It is well-suited for those who are interested in the issue of how broader social forces affect themselves and others. [-]

BBA

Bachelor in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting prepares graduates for productive careers in accounting or related business fields. Students who are interested in business, financial reporting and auditing, taxes or management may consider this area. [+]

Accounting The B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting prepares graduates for productive careers in accounting or related business fields. Students who are interested in business, financial reporting and auditing, taxes or management may consider this area. The broad yet balanced curriculum offers intensive study of accounting theory combined with analytical and technical skills. Fields of Accounting include cost, financial, managerial, forensic, fund and tax. Economics The BBA with a concentration in Economics will introduce students to skills necessary to “think like an economist.” A cliché often used to describe the discipline, thinking like an economist refers to the field’s emphases on thinking on the margin, understanding human responses to incentives, recognizing the significance of market structures and failures, and interpreting societies’ allocation and distribution of limited resources – all using a set of analytical and empirical tools. A concentration in economics prepares you for a future career as an analyst in the private or public sector and creates a solid foundation for numerous graduate programs including an MBA or law school. Finance The Finance concentration of the B.B.A. degree gives students a strong foundation to prepare them for the fast paced, problem-solving world of finance. Students will study financial management, international finance, investment and stocks, which along with the core business courses, will expose students to in-depth theory and practical application. Professionals in the finance industry are key players in growing businesses by creating and maintaining value for the company. This is achieved by expertly managing cash flow, raising capital, investing profitably and overseeing or recommending acquisitions. Possible career choices are budget analyst, financial analyst, stockbroker, investment banker and personal financial planner. View the program plan (PDF). International Business The B.B.A. with a concentration in International Business prepares graduates to compete effectively in a global economy. In-depth study of international business principles ensures graduates are ready for a variety of business careers in today’s multicultural business environment. Quality classroom experiences, combined with opportunities for real-life exposure, bring the various facets of international business to life. International business concentrators have domestic and overseas career opportunities in management, marketing, economics, government, etc., where their international expertise helps them gain positions of responsibility. Management Information Systems The B.B.A. with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) is a great choice for students who want to combine business and technology to effectively manage the information processes of today’s businesses. The MIS concentration focuses on both the business and technical aspects of information systems development and also on how decision-support tools and intelligent systems technology can be applied to the effective management of information technology both domestically and globally. Topics include: the global IT environment, project and operations management, IT planning and management, data management, application systems design and development, social networking and cross-cultural issues. Marketing The B.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing is a great choice for students who want to combine business acumen with creativity. Brand managers, public relation professionals, product managers, event coordinators and marketing directors are all career options with this degree. The rigorous curriculum includes a strong business base along with courses in consumer behavior, market research and international marketing. Students will have exposure to fundamentals such as customer service and expectations, pricing structure, branding, advertising and market analysis. [-]

Contact

Georgia Gwinnett College

Address University Center Lane 1000
30043 Lawrenceville, United States
Website http://www.ggc.edu/
Phone +1 678-407-5300