South Georgia State College

Introduction

South Georgia State College is a residential state college of the University System of Georgia focused on a core of strong teaching and personalized academic advising. It has a long and distinguished tradition of serving the people of Georgia.

The principle reason that students attend SGSC is to complete a program of study.

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Students pursue associate degrees in 23 programs of study which transfer to other institutions or prepare them for careers in a variety of fields. SGSC students go on to attend four-year institutions within Georgia and outside the state with an excellent foundation in the core curriculum. Students may also remain at SGSC to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) or a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (BS).

In order to complete the degree program in a timely manner, students must precisely follow their program map for their degree.

Outside of class, students may participate in a wide range of activities, cultural events and intercollegiate sports. The Douglas campus serves as a cultural and athletic hub for area residents and for students with a state-of-the-art wellness center and gymnasium that features a collegiate-sized swimming pool and training equipment. SGSC is well located for fun and relaxation – Georgia's Golden Isles are only 90 minutes away and Jacksonville, Florida, is a two-hour drive.

History

South Georgia State College (SGSC) was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on January 8, 2013, from the consolidation of Waycross College and South Georgia College in Douglas. The new, multi-campus institution serves approximately 2,500 students from 109 Georgia counties, 28 states, and 10 countries.

SGSC’s main service area encompasses 15 counties in southern Georgia. It includes campuses in Douglas and Waycross, entry programs through Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus) and Valdosta State University, and ACCEL programs in partnership with area high schools. As a result, SGSC now provides a wider selection of classes for its students.

SGSC currently offers two bachelor's degrees - the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Associate degrees are also offered in over 20 programs of study. Now known as a state college within the University System of Georgia, the potential exists for SGSC to offer additional baccalaureate degrees in the future.

The College is committed to achievement and utilizes a number of strategies on each campus to guide students in their academic pursuits. Among these strategies are tutoring and individualized academic guidance from professionals in their field of study. Other services, such as those meeting counseling and disability needs, help to support overall student success.

Students have the flexibility to live on campus in Douglas or plan their schedules around family and work by utilizing any of SGSC’s convenient locations. The Douglas Campus boasts two modern residence halls, which provide additional student life programming and all the amenities and comforts of home to enjoy college life. A revitalized dining hall and the Clower Student Life Center offer additional social activities. Likewise, a newly renovated Student Learning Center and the James M. Dye Student Services Building provide a sense of community and fun for students utilizing the Waycross Campus. SGSC also offers over 20 clubs and organizations between both campuses to provide students with a well-rounded collegiate experience.

Intercollegiate athletics has a rich heritage in both Douglas and Waycross, drawing athletes from throughout Georgia as well as other states and countries. The athletic program includes baseball, women’s softball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s basketball. Students may also enjoy intramural sports and individual play on numerous fields and courts on both campuses. The Douglas Campus features a nine-hole golf course and an indoor junior Olympic-size pool in its Wellness Center complex. The Waycross Campus has its own array of recreational venues, including two lakes, a paracourse walking trail that meanders through the 150-acre campus, a gymnasium, and tennis and racquetball courts.

SGSC currently contributes over $70 million annually to the region’s economy. The College partners with economic development officials to strengthen the quality of life in the communities it serves by hosting over 30 cultural or educational events each year. Both the South Georgia State College Foundation and the James M. Dye Foundation support the College through annual awards of tuition assistance. Funding for campus priorities not covered by the state or through tuition is also provided to strengthen the institution’s academic and economic footprint throughout the state of Georgia.

Vision & Mission

Vision

South Georgia State College will be a student-centered institution that produces life-long learners well equipped to succeed in a diverse global society.

Mission

South Georgia State College, a state college of the University System of Georgia, is a multi-campus, student-centered institution offering high-quality associate and select baccalaureate degree programs. The institution provides innovative teaching and learning experiences, a rich array of student activities and athletic programs, access to unique ecological sites, and residential options to create a diverse, globally-focused, and supportive learning environment.

Campuses

The tree-lined Douglas campus features 190 landscaped acres and includes a blend of well-maintained classroom and residential space with open green areas suitable for student gatherings.

The Waycross campus features 150 acres of wooded land and includes three academic buildings, a gymnasium, two lakes, a paracourse walking trail, and tennis and racquetball courts.

SGSC also has instructional sites in Americus and Valdosta.

Faculty

SGSC faculty are credentialed and meet SACSCOC requirements to teach in their respective field. There are no graduate assistants teaching classes at South Georgia State College. The average class size for fall 2012 was 28, which allows faculty to provide personal attention and support for each student as needed.

Current Enrollment

2,684 students enrolled at South Georgia State College for the fall 2013 semester. This enrollment include students from 109 GA counties, 28 other states and 18 other countries. Approximately 71% of students attend full-time.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Admissions & Requirements

COSTS FOR 10 MONTHS:(2 Semesters, 1 year)

Tuition and Fees $ 11,700
Room and Meals $ 8,900
Books and Supplies $ 1,000
Transportation $ 2,150
Insurance and Other Expenses $ 1,300
Total $ 25,050

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Douglas Waycross + 1 more

The <strong>South Georgia State College Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences</strong> offers students two options to engage in learning experiences that lead to rewarding careers. Students in the Nature and Ecology track will engage in study related to the unique ecological sites in the region and, upon completion, may seek advanced study or find employment in a variety of fields within governmental and private sectors. [+]

The South Georgia State College Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offers students two options to engage in learning experiences that lead to rewarding careers. Students in the Nature and Ecology track will engage in study related to the unique ecological sites in the region and, upon completion, may seek advanced study or find employment in a variety of fields within governmental and private sectors. The Pre-Professional track is designed to meet prerequisite courses for entry into the professions of medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, and other health-related fields. Both tracks will cultivate personal responsibility for the environment and foster the importance of stewardship. The SGC Foundation will offer special scholarships specifically for the first cohort. Guidelines for Receiving a South Georgia College Foundation Scholarship Thank you for your interest in the South Georgia College Foundation Scholarship program. The information you provide in the application below will be used to match with the criteria of any available scholarships for which you may qualify. All SGC Foundation scholarships require a written essay to be submitted along with the application. In order for you to be considered for any scholarship, you must send your essay with this application. The essay should include your introduction, future goals and how scholarship funding will assist you in your educational goals. (500 word max). We will automatically consider you for all general interest scholarships, so you will only need to fill out one scholarship application. 1. Even if you are HOPE eligible or qualify for other financial aid, you are still eligible to apply for an SGC Foundation scholarship. You must, however, complete a FASFA form. 2. In addition to the individual criteria of any scholarship the following will be used to determine final selection of recipient: Financial need Other outside funding or awards being received Final admission acceptance by the institution 3. Finally, please send in your application and essay before the deadlines listed below: - Fall Admission: July 31, 2014 What are the entrance GPA requirements for transfer students and those who completed their AS at SGSC? A 2.5 overall GPA with 2.0 (C) or greater required for all science and math courses Are there specific requirements for pre-professional degrees? There is a pre-professional track. All students interested in a pre-professional program are encouraged to follow the Biological Sciences pre-professional track. Are there provisions for switching from BS biology (Nature and Ecology) to BS biology (preprofessional) if necessary and vice versa? Students can switch from BS Nature and Ecology to BS Pre-professional (or vice versa) but prior to graduation each student must fulfill all requirements for the selected track for graduation. For those who commenced a science major at Waycross College prior to the creation of South Georgia State College, must the student need to successfully complete eight hours of Organic Chemistry before applying for the Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSB) program? Yes, students who do not meet the program requirements but desire to be admitted to the degree program may be granted provisional acceptance* to give them time to complete required courses. If there is only one or two courses that have not been completed that are required for entry into the BSBS program, must the student wait for another year to enter the program, or could the student be accepted the current fall semester into the BSBS program on a probationary or provisional basis? Students who do not meet these requirements but desire to be admitted to the degree program may be granted provisional acceptance* to give them time to complete required courses. If a student has already successfully completed some of the courses of the BSBS program in the core curriculum program, can those same courses be included in the BSBS program of study? The degree program follows a 2 plus 2 format totaling 120 credit hours of which 60 is granted for the Associate of Science degree and 60 for the Bachelor of Science degree. Courses used to satisfy the 60 hours for your Associate of Science degree cannot also be used toward the 60 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. [-]

Contact

South Georgia State College - Douglas Campus

Address 100 W College Park Dr, Douglas
31533 GA, USA
Website http://www.sgsc.edu/
Phone +1 (912) 260-4200

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