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Core Curriculum Requirements

East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) is designed to facilitate the educational progress of students as they pursue baccalaureate degrees. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into core areas A through E as outlined below. Area A, B, C, D and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses.  Students must also complete Area F, which consists of lower division course requirements related to the major field of study.  Area F varies dependent upon the type of degree program a student elects and is composed of 18 credit hours that support the student’s chosen associate or baccalaureate major. A student completing any of the five areas in the approved core and Area F at East Georgia State College may transfer the hours to any institution of the University System of Georgia without loss of credit. This transferability is guaranteed by the Board of Regents and should a student encounter difficulty in transferring of credits earned at East Georgia State College, the student is urged to immediately contact the institution’s Transfer Officer/Director of EGSC Statesboro, Registrar or Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Program Curriculum

Area A 1: Communication Skills
6 hours
Learning Outcome: Student will be able to write effectively for a variety of audiences to demonstrate collegiate-level writing.
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3

NOTE: Grades of ‘C’ or better are required for both English Composition courses. Please see English ‘C’ Compliance Policy.

Area A2: Quantitative Skills
3 hours
Learning Outcome: Student should be able to analyze and apply mathematical concepts in various forms in order to solve a variety of quantitative problems.

(Choose One) *

MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*NOTE:
Grade of ‘C’ or higher is required for A2 Math courses.
Pre-Calculus or higher is required for certain majors—please refer to the major requirements for the four-year program to which the student intends to transfer into.

Area B Institutional Options
4 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to speak and listen with the competence necessary to succeed in higher education and students will demonstrate the ability to (a) gather, (b) analyze and (c) evaluate information to make effective decisions.

(Required)

CATS 1101 Critical and Academic Thinking for Success 1

(Choose One)

COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1104 Intro to Business & Technical Communication 3
Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
6 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze works of literature, art or music and students will demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior from a variety of perspectives.

(Choose One)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2112 Word Literature II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3

(Choose One)

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030 or 2031 Art History I, II 3
ENGL 2111 or 2112 World Literature I, II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children’s Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African-American Literature 3
FILM 1100 Introduction To Film 3
FREN 1001 or 1002 Elementary French I, II 3
FREN 2001 or 2002 Intermediate French I, II 3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1001 or 1002 Elementary Spanish I, II 3
SPAN 2001 or 2002 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Natural Sciences, Technology, Mathematics
11 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective use of the scientific method and students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems (a) algebraically, (b) numerically and (c) graphically at the level necessary to succeed in higher education.

(Choose Two) 8 hours

BIOL 1103, 1103L Introductory Biology I 3, 1
BIOL 1104, 1104L Introductory Biology II 3, 1
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

(Choose One) 3-4 hours

MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 1232 Survey of Calculus 3
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 3
MATH 1540, 2012, 2013 Calculus I, II, III 4
BIOL 1103, 1103L Introductory Biology I 3, 1
BIOL 1104, 1104L Introductory Biology II 3, 1
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

NOTES on Area D requirements:
Non-Science majors may fulfill Area D, at East Georgia State College, by taking two four-hour lab science courses (sequence not required) and three hours of mathematics; OR by taking three four-hour lab science courses.
Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four-hour lab science courses (excluding ISCI 1101, GEOL 1121 or 1122). Please refer to the major requirements for the four-year program to which the student intends to transfer.
Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 & BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1108. Students cannot use credit for both BIOL 1103 and 1107 and/or for both BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1108 towards their degree programs.
The CSCI, MATH 1540, 2012 and 2013 courses are 4 hours each, 1 hour of which can be included in Area F (if applicable).

Area E Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior from a variety of perspectives.

(Required)

POLS 1101 American Government 3

(Choose One)

HIST 2111 Survey of US History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of US History II 3

(Choose Two)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1121 or 1122 Western Civ I, II 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 Survey of U.S. History I, II 3
HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area F Courses Related to Program of Study/Transfer Pathway
18 hours

NOTES on Area F requirements:
Students should refer to the appropriate Area F requirements, following this section, for specific course requirements for transfer pathways and/or disciplinary distinctions.

Additional Institutional Requirements
4 hours
HLTH 2051 Health 2

(Choose two) *

HLTH 2181 First Aid 1
PHED (XXXX) Please refer to ‘Course Descriptions’ section for complete listing of all activity courses. 1

*Students may choose to take two physical activity courses, or they may choose to take one physical activity course and the First Aid (HTLH 2181) course.

Associate of Arts in Elementary Education

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity 3
EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching & Learning 3
MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers & Operations 3
ISCI 2001 Life & Earth Science for Early Childhood Education 3
ISCI 2002 Foundations of Physical Science 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Science in Recreation

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
RECR 1530 Introduction to Recreation 3
RECR 2131 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation 3
RECR 2530 Leadership & Programming in Leisure Services 3
ACCT 2101 Accounting I 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Science in Business Administration

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in business administration and economics. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty who have experience in the "real world" of business administration.
  • Spacious facilities, including "smart" computer classrooms.
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills through the College's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) business club, which actively seeks opportunities to learn more and to be involved in business projects.

Staying in the area to complete your associate's degree keeps you connected with the business resources located in the Swainsboro region.

Where will you go from here?

Most students who study business administration and economics transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master's or professional degrees, and work in corporations, small businesses, banks, accounting firms, actuarial science, and a host of other business-related settings. If you have considered combining business studies with a career in teaching, you may want to look more closely at East Georgia's Business Education Program. East Georgia's associate degree program will build your business and communication skills, which play a fundamental role in any career field. Your possibilities for future careers are limitless.

EGSC Business Administration and Economics students have transferred to complete their degree at:

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
Associate of Science in Business Administration

Our program provides the basics of what students need to know to be successful in business. Just as important, students learn how to communicate well, which is invaluable experience for success in the business world.

Natasha Goss

Assistant Professor


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
BUSA 1105 Introduction to Business 3
BUSA 2105 Communicating in the Business Environment 3
BUSA 2106 The Environment of Business 3
CISM 2201 Fundamentals of Computer Applications 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Science in Mathematics

Why East Georgia?

East Georgia College is dedicated to serving students who are just like you – people who want and deserve a great start toward a future with promise. Whether you are a new high school graduate, a transfer student, or a returning learner ready for a new career, you will find a safe, convenient campus, ample parking, and classes that are accessible in the day or evening. East Georgia College is an affordable way to begin your studies, with reasonable tuition and fee prices and generous financial aid available. Best of all, classes are small, so you will get to know the faculty – whose professional credentials and commitment to students are equally impressive – and they will know you.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study mathematics transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then earn their master’s or professional degrees, preparing them for work anywhere in the world. Perhaps your paths will lead you into the military, business, accounting, banking, or research. Math teachers are in high demand. One student completed a doctorate degree and is working in aerospace engineering; another East Georgia State College mathematics major graduate is attending law school. The possibilities for your life are as limitless as your imagination.

EGSC mathematics students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia

 

Associate of Science in Mathematics

Dr. DA'MON ANDREWS

Mathematics Chair


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
20 Hours
Required:
MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
MATH 2013 Calculus III 4
MATH 2220 Elementary Linear Algebra 3
Electives
Choose Two:
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 4
CSCI 1302 Programming Principles II 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4
Carryover from Area D
1 hour

NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a pre-requisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the students should be encouraged to take MATH 1111 before attempting MATH 1113 which results in additional hours.

Total Semester Hours: 66

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Associate of Science in Chemistry

Associate of Science in Chemistry

Why East Georgia?

East Georgia State College is dedicated to serving students who are just like you – people who want and deserve a great start toward a future with promise. Whether you are a new high school graduate, a transfer student, or a returning learner ready for a new career, you will find a safe, convenient campus, ample parking, and classes that are accessible in the day or evening. East Georgia State College is an affordable way to begin your studies, with reasonable tuition and fee prices and generous financial aid available. Best of all, classes are small, so you will get to know the faculty – whose professional credentials and commitment to students are equally impressive – and they will know you.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study chemistry transfer to complete their four- year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, physicians, researchers, engineers, radiologists, nutritionists, or in industry or government agencies such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Food and Drug Administration. EGSC students with an Associate of Science degree in Chemistry have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Science in Chemistry

Chemistry is a very central science. For this reason, chemistry is an excellent choice to include as a double major with another subject. Students majoring in biology, nursing or engineering often choose chemistry as another major. Education majors who would like to teach science find chemistry to be an excellent double major. Those interested in criminal justice may also take chemistry as a double major due to its importance in forensics. Business majors with an interest in science have taken chemistry as another major with the plan of working for a chemical company in the future. Students headed for professional programs in pharmacy, dentistry or medicine, also see chemistry as an attractive option and foundation for these professions.

Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

Professor of Chemistry


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
21 Hours
Required:
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2411 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2412 Organic Chemistry II 4
Electives
Choose Two:
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4
Carryover from Area D
1 hour

NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a pre-requisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the students should be encouraged to take MATH 1111 before attempting MATH 1113 which results in additional hours.

Total Semester Hours: 67

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Associate of Science in Biology

Associate of Science in Biology

East Georgia College is a great place to begin your studies in biology.

Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, including six full time faculty with diverse interests and experience in plant biology, biochemistry, ecology, entomology, genetics, vertebrate zoology, and conservation.
  • Spacious facilities and natural areas, including a greenhouse and new teaching laboratories and classrooms added in 2018. Labs are equipped with computer stations, microscopes, models, slide collections, and apparatus to teach the full range of course offerings. The campus features expanses of natural areas, including aquatic systems, parcels of southeastern Georgia sandhills habitat, and a beautiful nature trail.  We are close to the Ohoopee Dunes Wildlife Management Areas and George L. Smith State Park.
  • EGSC is a Bee Campus and a Tree Campus, USA. We have active bee colonies and activities associated with both of these broad initiatives.
  • Research opportunities working one-on-one with faculty. Projects range from aquatic and terrestrial ecology, aquatic toxicology, entomology, vertebrate zoology (including our local population of gopher tortoises), plant biology, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Internships with local hospitals, veterinary clinics, and business establishments so that students can intern alongside medical doctors, veterinarians, and industrial personnel. Students gain practical experience that is highly desired in applications to professional schools in nursing, medicine, veterinary practice, and state and private industries.
  • A Study Abroad program in which students can experience the wonder of the tropics in Costa Rica.
  • Build your resume at East Georgia through research, internships, and opportunities to present your work via publishing and presentations at regional and national meetings. EGSC students have won awards for their presentations and posters at statewide meetings.
  • An array of clubs focused on activities in the sciences, including the STEM Club, the Beekeeping Club, EARTH Club, Tri-Beta Club (honorary biology national organization), and the Preprofessional Club. Club members take part in organized activities on campus or throughout the region or state. These offer many learning and service opportunities.

 

Where will you go from here?

Students can complete an Associate of Science or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at East Georgia. Either degree prepares them for further professional development in basic or applied sciences or biomedical fields. Most of our students find professional employment as teachers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, biological researchers, veterinarians, morticians, or in environmental business, government agencies, agriculture, soil science, or forestry. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Associate Degree students have transferred to complete degrees at:

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia

 

Associate of Science in Biology

I want students who are curious and willing to work hard. I want them to question everything. East Georgia State College students are well-represented at annual meetings of the Georgia Academy of Science, and our students' research is on par with that being done at much larger institutions.

DR. JOHN CADLE

Interim Biology Chair


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
21 Hours
Required:
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Electives:
BIOL 2611 Microbiology 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
Carryover from Area D
1 hour

NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a pre-requisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the students should be encouraged to take MATH 1111 before attempting MATH 1113 which results in additional hours.

Total Semester Hours: 67

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Associate of Arts in English

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in English. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. Alan Brasher, a member of the Board of Regents Hall of Fame for Teaching Excellence
  • Spacious facilities, including "smart" computer classrooms
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills, through work on the award-winning campus newspaper, Hoopee Bird, or on the College's literary magazine, Wiregrass; by tutoring students in the ACE; or by participating in the College's Global Movie Club.
  • The College Vision Series featuring world-renowned authors whose books are part of the curriculum and are brought in so that students can interact with them.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study English transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, writers, attorneys, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, journalists, and in a wide spectrum of other careers. Written communication is a fundamental aspect of success in any career field, and therefore the possibilities for future careers are limitless for students with a strong background in English.

EGSC English students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University

 

Associate of Arts in English

I have an open discussion approach in the classroom. I encourage people to think about ideas and then to question and challenge those ideas, each other, and me.

Dr. Alan Brasher

Professor


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required

Choose One:
(NOTE: ENGL 2111/2112 must be taken as the Area C Literature requirement, the other course must be taken in Area F.)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2112 World Literature II 3

Choose One:

ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
Foreign Language Electives* (Choose one sequence):
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I / FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 6 total
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I / SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 6 total

*NOTE: A foreign language (1002 level) should be taken as the elective in Area C.

Guided Electives (Choose two, including at least one English not previously taken):
ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030 Art History I 3
ART 2031 Art History II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children’s Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African American Literature 3
ENGL 2200 Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2999 Special Topics in Literature 3
HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in Political Science

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in political science. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Jr., a former congressional aide who is now a political consultant and regular commentator on American politics and religion.
  • Connections to the region's politicians and leaders of government and industry.
  • Travel-study opportunities through the University System of Georgia that have taken East Georgia students to study centers in France, Spain and Costa Rica.
  • Opportunities to learn outside the classroom through involvement in political campaigns and active chapters of College Republicans, College Democrats, American Political Science Association, Georgia Political Science Association, and American Public Administration Association on campus.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With political science as your major, you have a world of options open to you. Most students who study political science transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work in all levels of government and public service; teaching; federal, state, and local agencies; politics; financial management; hospital administration; law; lobbying; and a wide variety of career fields.

EGSC political science students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Arts in Political Science

The study of political science at East Georgia State College will build your critical thinking skills, you ability to think on your feet, and your ability to form and express an argument. Political science is a great major for pre-law students, but we have also had a number of students go into health care administration or teaching. Because of our location, quite a few students work on political campaigns while they are in college, and can build their resumes from that experience.

Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Jr.

Chair of the Social Science Division and Professor of Political Science and Religion


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLS 2201 State and Local Government 3
POLS 2301 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in Psychology

With psychology as your major, you have a world of options open to you. Most students who study psychology transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, health care professionals, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, counselors, personnel managers, ministers, mental health professionals, and a wide spectrum of other career fields.

EGSC psychology students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Augusta University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychological Adjustment 3
PSYC 2102 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSYC 2103 Introduction to Human Development 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
FREN 1001 Elementary French I 3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in criminal justice. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, most of whom have "real world" experience in their fields and can share that experience in the classroom.
  • Spacious facilities, including "smart" computer classrooms.
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills, including hands-on research projects in class and service-learning in the field.
  • Opportunities to learn outside the classroom through the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Psi, an honor society combining psychology, sociology and anthropology.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With criminal justice as your major, you have a world of options open to you in a variety of settings. Most students who study criminal justice transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, policy officers, special agents, state troopers, corrections or rehabilitation counselors, and a wide spectrum of other careers.

EGSC Criminal justice students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • West Georgia College

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
CRJU 2501 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CRJU 2601 Criminology 3
CRJU 2701 Courts & Basic Criminal Procedure 3
CRJU 2000 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PSYC 2102 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in Sociology

With sociology as your major, you have a world of options open to you in a variety of government, nonprofit, and business settings. Most students who study sociology transfer to complete their four- year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, health care professionals, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, counselors, personnel managers, ministers, mental health professionals, and a wide spectrum or other career fields.

According to a recent Money Magazine survey, sociologists rank sixth our of 100 desirable careers overall. Demand for sociologists is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

EGSC sociology students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • University of West Georgia

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
SOCI 2000 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
CRJU 2501 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychological Adjustment 3
PSYC 2102 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSYC 2103 Introduction to Human Development 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in History

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in history. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. John Derden, who regularly leads groups on area Sherman's March tours.
  • The Heritage Center in the East Georgia State College Library, with genealogy and Confederate Registry resources that are treasures for historians.
  • Connections to a region rich in Civil War and civil rights historical events.
  • Travel-study opportunities through the University System of Georgia that have taken East Georgia students to study centers in France, Span and Costa Rica.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With history as your major, you have a world of options open to you. Most students who study history transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, principals, headmasters, ministers, archivists, curators, librarians, and a wide spectrum of other career fields.

EGSC history students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Arts in History

The study of history introduces students to the realities of the world -- the "Aha!" moments when they see the relevance between history and every other subject. I believe that students should be transformed by the college experience, and that's what happens here.

Dr. John Derden

Professor Emeritus of History


Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II 3

Choose One:

HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3

Choose One:

HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3

NOTE: Courses above to be taken in addition to Area E requirements; a class cannot be used to fulfill both Area E and F requirements simultaneously.

Total Semester Hours: 64

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Related Programs

Associate of Arts in Art

Associate of Arts in Art

EGSC is a great place to begin your studies in art. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Desmal Purcell, a working artist who exhibits his work all over the world. Desmal is a founding member of StillmoreRoots in Swainsboro.
  • A wide selection of classes in the arts, including art history, painting, drawing, 3-D design (sculpture), 2-D design, watercolor, digital photography and ceramics.
  • Spacious facilities including a well-lit studio classroom, digital media, an outdoor patio used for creating "en plein air," Adobe CS5 programming for digital photography, professional grade photo printers, Apple computer lab, a ceramics studio, a wood-working shop, and a beautiful campus that inspires creativity.
  • Challenging opportunities to build your artistic skills in every way, from traveling to major galleries to participating in student art exhibitions and creating moving earth art on the College's Nature Trail to designing your own boomerang for the annual boomerang competition.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Perhaps you’ll follow in the footsteps of Timothy Earls, one of the leading set designers in Hollywood whose latest film is Iron Man 3 (not yet released) and has done extensive set design work on the television show, Glee; or John Dunn who is the top computer-aided designer at a local architectural firm, or the many studio artists, teachers, designers, gallery workers, and other creative professionals who got their start at East Georgia State College.

EGSC art students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Atlanta College of Art
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Georgia
  • Valdosta State University

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs in the creative arts to grow by 9-17% by 2014.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required:
ART 1010 Drawing I 3
ART 1011 Drawing II 3
ART 1020 Two Dimensional Design/Color Theory 3
ART 1030 Three Dimensional Design 3

Choose One:

ART 2030 Art History I 3
ART 2031 Art History II 3
Guided Electives
Choose One:
ART 2050 Painting 3
ART 2060 Pottery 3
ART 1080 Smart Phone Photography 3
ART 1088 Digital Photography I 3
ART 2088 Digital Photography II 3
ART 2030 Art History I 3
ART 2031 Art History II 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Associate of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Associate of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

East Georgia State College is a great place to start your studies in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  Here, you’ll find:

Great faculty, such as Beverley Walker, a former fire lieutenant with 25 years of fire and emergency service experience, and many years as an instructor and trainer in Georgia and at the National Fire Academy.

An on-line learning environment, to meet the complex demands of the schedule of emergency services and aspiring public management professionals.

An affordable way to continue your studies, with reasonable tuition, generous financial aid availability, and access to the HOPE Scholarship benefits.

A combination of challenging coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development to prepare you for a leadership role in the administration and management of an emergency services organization.

Specific areas of focus:

  • Prevention
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Safety

Where Will You Go From Here?

Anywhere you choose! Students graduating with this degree are provided a pathway to EGSC's Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.

Our program follows the design set forth by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum created at the National Fire Academy.  The Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration will create a career pathway for Fire, EMS, EMA, law enforcement, and others interested in public affairs management.

For more information on this exciting program, contact Beverley Walker, Program Director, at 478-289-2051, or bewalker@ega.edu.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
FESA 2101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FESA 2102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FESA 2104 Fire Prevention and Mitigation 3
FESA 2105 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FESA 2106 Fire Protection Systems 3
FESA 2109 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Certificate in Digital Photography

The Certificate in Digital Photography is intended for Art students who want to earn a unique credential and for photography enthusiasts who want to learn more about the technical aspects of modern photography.  The program may be completed in two semesters.

Program Curriculum

Required Hours:12
ART 1020 Two Dimensional Design/Color Theory 3
ART 1088 Digital Photography I 3
ART 2088 Digital Photography II 3
ART 1080 Smart Phone Photography 3
Elective Courses (choose two): 6 hours
ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030 Art History I 3
ART 2031 Art History II 3
FILM 1100 Introduction to Film 3
Total Hours: 18

Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum

East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) has adopted a core curriculum to allow the transfer of credit from one USG institution to another without penalty to the student. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into five areas: A – E as outlined below.

Areas A, B, C, D, and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses. Students successfully completing an Area A – E course at one USG institution will receive full credit, even if the area has not been completed, as long as the course is within the area hour limitations of either the sending or the receiving institution and the student does not change from a non-science to a science major.

Program Curriculum

Area A1 Communication Skills
6 hours
*ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
*ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3
Area A2 Quantitative Skills
3 hours*

(Choose one)*

MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
3
MATH 1101 Math Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*NOTE: Pre-Calculus or higher is required for transfer pathway in architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology, forestry, geography (B.S.), geology, mathematics, pharmacy, physical therapy and physics. Minimum passing grade is ‘C’ or higher.

Area B Institutional Options
4 hours

(Choose one)

COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1104 Introduction to Business and Technical Communications 3
COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3

(Required)

CRIT 1101 Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hours

(Choose one)

ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3

(Choose one)

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030/2031 Art History I/II 3 each
ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children's Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African-American Literature 3
FILM 1100 Introduction to Film 3
FREN 1001/1002 Elementary French I/II 3 each
FREN 2001/2002 Intermediate French I, II 3 each
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1001/1002 Elementary Spanish I/II 3 each

*SPAN 1001 can be used to meet CPC requirements or as elective credit for students who have had two years or more of high school level credit in Spanish.

*SPAN 1002 is available to students who have had two years or more of high school level credit in Spanish.

SPAN 2001/2002 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3 each
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Science, Mathematics and Technology
11-12 hours

(Choose two)

BIOL 1103/1104 Introductory Biology I, II 4 each
BIOL 1107/1108 Principles of Biology I, II 4 each
*CHEM 1211/1212 Principles of Chemistry I, II 4 each
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
*PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
*PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

*NOTE: (1) Science and Non-Science Majors may fulfill Area D, at East Georgia State College, by taking two four hour lab science courses, a sequence is not required, and three hours of mathematics. (2) Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four hour lab science courses in either Chemistry or Physics. (3) Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 and 1107 or BIOL 1104 and 1108.

(Choose one)

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 1232 Survey of Calculus 3
*MATH 1540/2012/2013Calculus I, II, III 4 each
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 4

NOTE: CSCI and each Calculus course is 4 hours, 1 hour of which can be included in the transfer pathway (if applicable). MATH 1540 is required in Area D for transfer pathway in the Math Science.

Area E Social Science
12 hours
POLS 1101 American Government 3

(Choose one)

HIST 2111/2112 Survey of U.S. History I and II 3 each

(Choose two)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1121/1122 Survey of Western Civilization I and II 3 each
HIST 2111/2112 Survey of U.S. History I and II 3 each
HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area F Transfer Pathway
18 hours

*NOTE: Refer to your selected Transfer Pathway, following this section, for specific course requirements used to satisfy Area F.

Additional Institutional Requirements*
5 hours

*NOTE: These hours are not a part of the Core Curriculum, but are required to satisfy requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at East Georgia State College. Most institutions will have similar additional requirements and these courses are typically transferable

EGAC 1100 Student Success

*Note: Students who earned academic credits prior to the 2017/2018 catalog year and have academic credits for CRIT 1101 in Area B are required to take this course. Students who matriculated in 2017-2018 and thereafter are not required to take this course.
1
HLTH 2051 Health 2

(Choose two)*

HLTH 2181 First Aid 1
PHED (course number) Please reference the 'Course Descriptions' 1 each
section for complete listing of all activity courses
1 each

* Students may choose to take 2 physical activity courses or they may choose to take 1 physical activity course and the First Aid course HLTH 2181.

Total Semester Hours:64

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Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration

East Georgia State College is a great place to continue your studies in Fire and Emergency Services Administration.  Here, you’ll find:

Great faculty, such as Beverley Walker, a former fire lieutenant with 25 years of fire and emergency service experience, and many years as an instructor and trainer in Georgia and at the National Fire Academy.

An on-line learning environment, to meet the complex demands of the schedule of emergency services and aspiring public management professionals.

An affordable way to continue your studies, with reasonable tuition, generous financial aid availability, and access to the HOPE Scholarship benefits.

A combination of challenging coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development to prepare you for a leadership role in the administration and management of an emergency services organization.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Anywhere you choose! Students graduating with this degree can continue their education at other institutions of higher learning. Our degree is also accepted by the National Fire Academy for the Executive Fire Officer or Managing Officer programs.

No other bachelors program in Georgia offers such a unique combination of vital coursework in fire and emergency services administration, public management, organizational behavior, and professional development.

Our program follows the design set forth by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum created at the National Fire Academy.  The Bachelor of Arts in Fire and Emergency Services Administration will create a career pathway for firefighters, emergency services personnel, and other interested in public affairs management.

For more information on this exciting program, contact Beverley Walker, Program Director, at 478-289-2051, or bewalker@ega.edu.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Required Courses
Required: 36 Hours
FESA 3101 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FESA 3102 Fire Prevention Organization and Management 3
FESA 3103 Ethics in Public Service 3
FESA 3104 Community Risk Reduction 3
FESA 3105 Emergency and Disaster Planning 3
FESA 3106 Fire Analysis and Investigation
3
FESA 3107 Adv. Prin. in Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
FESA 4101 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection 3
FESA 4102 Applications of Fire Research 3
POLS 4890 Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services 3
POLS 4300 Public Budgeting and Decision Making 3
FESA 4203 Capstone in Fire and Emergency Services 3
Required Electives
Required: 12 Hours
Choose Four:
FESA 3108 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials 3
FESA 3109 Advanced Strategies and Tactics for FESA 3
FESA 3110 Natural Disaster Management 3
FESA 3111 Fire-Related Human Behavior 3
FESA 4201 Seminar in Fire and Emergency Services 3
FESA 4202 Practicum 3
Additional Guided Electives
12 hours of courses to be determined at the discretion of the program director.
Total Hours: 60*

*In addition to 64 freshman/sophomore hours.

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Associate of Arts in Communication Arts

Georgia’s creative economy consists of 11,426 establishments, consisting of 116, 577 jobs, generating $8.4 billion in wages with 58,959 self employed individuals. This economy consists of earnings totaling $1.6 billion dollars and an annual revenue of $29 billion dollars (information sourced from the Georgia Council for the Arts publication titled Georgia’s Creative Economy).

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in at least one area of Communication Arts or basic proficiency in more than one area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand history and major movements of at least one area of Communication Arts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify specific genres of Communication Arts and to place these genres into historical and cultural perspective.

Assessment will likely take one of two tracks depending upon the track the student chooses, Portfolio or Individual Student Evaluations:

  1. Portfolio

On the Portfolio track, students will be taking the course COMM 2001:  Communication Arts Portfolio. Those portfolios will be evaluated by a Review Committee from within the School of Humanities, consisting of two Communications Faculty members, two English Faculty members, and two from other disciplines. This review committee will evaluate each portfolio using a common rubric to determine level of proficiency. As a whole, these portfolios will be used to evaluate one aspect of the program, proficiency of completing students. These students will also undergo interview and other common assessments in order to measure success in other areas. Additionally, specific courses will be used to evaluate other aspects of the program, including major historical periods and movements, historical and cultural perspectives.

  1. Student Interviews

Although perhaps slightly more subjective than the Portfolio evaluations, Student Interviews for students who choose the Production track, will be the primary methods of measuring “proficiency.” Again, Review Committees using common rubrics will be used to evaluate proficiency of completing students. As described above, other assessments will be used to measure learning outcome attainment in other areas, notably historical movements, periods, and cultural perspectives.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
Required (Choose One):
COMM 1110: Public Speaking 3
COMM 1010: Intercultural Communications 3
Guided Electives (Choose One Path):

Portfolio Path

COMM 2001: Communication Arts Portfolio 3

Production Path
(Choose sequence)

COMM 1112, 1113, 1114: Communications Production (Print Media) 3 hours total
COMM 1115, 1116, 1117: Communications Production (Theatre) 3 hours total
Electives
Choose Four of the Following:
ART 2030: Art History I 3
ART 2031: Art History II 3
ART 1020: Two Dimensional Design/Color Theory 3
ART 1080: Smart Phone Photography 3
ENGL 2200: Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2999: Special Topics in Literature 3
FILM 1100: Introduction to Film 3
THEA 1100: Theatre Appreciation 3
SPAN 1001: Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 1002: Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001: Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002: Intermediate Spanish II 3
Total Semester Hours: 64

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Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biology

See the summary of facilities and opportunities of the biology department under the Associate of Science in Biology degree program elsewhere in this catalog.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology emphasizes a broad spectrum of study from the molecular level to the biosphere and emphasizes the understanding of genetics, development, evolution, ecology, and organismal biology.  B.S. in Biology students develop a strong foundation in math, science, and technology, as well as a common core of biology subjects.

The program 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 industry work force.

The B.S. in Biology can be earned by the completion of common core biology courses and biology electives. The core curriculum is followed by the core courses in biology, and includes required courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

Electives within the department allow for training to focus on specific career objectives. Electives will be selected following consultation with the faculty advisor. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses required for the degree.

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Note: Biology Majors are required to take MATH 1113 in core area A and MATH 1540 in core area D

Area F
Required Hours: 18
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 2411 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2412 Organic Chemistry II 4
SCIE 1101 Science In Society 1
MATH 1540 (Calculus I an hour carryover from Area D) 1
Required Biology Courses
Required Hours: 26
BIOL 3500 Ecology 4
BCHM 3100 Biochemistry 4
BIOL 3200 Genetics 4
BIOL 3400 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 3460 Plant Biology 4
BIOL 4550 Professional Skills for Biologist 3

Choose one from the following:
(Student may take a maximum of 6 credit hours for BIOL 4500 and a maximum of 3 credit hours for BIOL 4800.)

BIOL 4500 Undergraduate Research Project 3
BIOL 4800 Internship 3
Other Required Courses
Required Hours: 11
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics 4
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
General Biology Electives
Required Hours: 8

Choose two of the following:

BIOL 3300 Advanced Microbiology 4
BIOL 3600 Zoology 4
BIOL 3650 Terrestrial Ecology 4
BIOL 3750 Vertebrate Zoology 4
BIOL 4410 Industrial Microbiology 4
BIOL 4750 Environmental Toxicology 4
Additional Electives
Required Hours: 15

One elective must have a BIOL or BCHM prefix.
6 Hours must be 3000-4000 level.

Total Semester Hours: 124

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN Bridge)

The East Georgia State College (EGSC) RN-BSN Bridge Program entails a total of 120 credit hours (including 60 core credit requirements hours, 30 credit hours for transferred nursing courses, and 30 credit hours for nursing courses taken at EGSC). As reflected in the Georgia RN-BSN Articulation Model, the 30 hours of transferred nursing credit will be held in escrow until students successfully complete 6.67 hours in the RN-BSN Bridge program. Successful completion of these 120 credit hours will make the RN-BSN Bridge Program student eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from EGSC. For more information, contact the Nursing Department.

Admissions Criteria:

Students seeking admission into the RN-BSN Bridge Program must meet all admissions requirements and be accepted into East Georgia State College under regular admission status with the RN-BSN Bridge Program as the designated major. The student must complete an application for admission to EGSC and to the Nursing Department prior to the application deadline. At the time of application to the institution and to the nursing program, students must meet the criteria for full and unconditional admission to the college and satisfy all admission criteria for the RN-BSN Bridge Program for which the student seeks application. Students are admitted into the RN-BSN Bridge Program based on a competitive selection process and space availability.

 

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the RN-BSN Bridge Program:

  1. Regular unrestricted admission into East Georgia State College with evaluation of transcripts.
  2. Graduation from an associate degree or diploma registered nurse program.
  3. Proof of an unrestricted registered professional nursing license that allows the student to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia.
  4. Submission of EGSC admissions application by the deadline.
  5. Submission of EGSC Nursing Department application by the deadline.
  6. Applicant must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition classification. *Students who are International or are considered undocumented must submit a Lawful Presence Opt-Out form verifying that they understand they will be charged out of state tuition.
  7. Minimum 2.50 GPA (cumulative and nursing).
  8. Minimum grade of ‘C’ or higher in all pre-requisite courses.
  9. Completion of all required core courses. **NOTE: Students may petition the nursing program director for special consideration if all core courses are not completed.
  10. Courses taken at other accredited institutions may be used to satisfy pre-requisite course requirements.
  11. Pre-check® criminal background checks are required of all students accepted into the nursing program.
  12. Substance (drug) screens including random screens are required of all students accepted into the nursing program. **NOTE: All screens must be completed at designated service provider only.
  13. Students are admitted into the RN-BSN Bridge Program based on competitive selection and space availability.

Note:  The USG policy requires that students enrolled in nursing programs must have official documentation to support current Health Insurance coverage or complete a waiver if you already have your own personal Health Insurance Policy, or pay the cost of Health Insurance each semester through the EGSC Business Office.  Each student will also be required to maintain Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance throughout enrollment in the nursing program. The Professional Nursing Liability/Malpractice Insurance is purchased independently and a copy of the official policy must be submitted to the nursing department. More information on Student Health Insurance at EGSC.

Where will you go from here?

What is the advantage of completing your bachelor’s degree? Most nursing supervisory positions depend upon successful completion of at least the BSN, and advanced licensure can also be obtained through increased levels of education, training, and experience. Nurses who complete the Master of Science in Nursing or a doctoral program may work in nursing education.

 

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see the Advisement Sheet for required curriculum.

NOTE: Nursing majors are required to take MATH 1401 in core Area D with a sequence of two, four-hour lab sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics.)

Area F
Required: 18 Hours
BIOL 2511 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2512 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 2611 Microbiology 4
PSYC 2103 Human Growth and Development 3
Elective
(Choose one)
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
Previous Associate of Science in Nursing Degree
30 hours
Required Nursing Courses
30 hours
NURS 3101 Transition into Professional Nursing 3
NURS 3102 Health Assessment 4
NURS 3103 Nursing Research: Introductory Evidence-Based Practice 3
NURS 3104 Health Promotions in Communities 5
NURS 4115 Professional Nurse as Leader/Designer/Manager/Coordinator 5
NURS 4116 Ethics in Nursing 3
NURS 4117 Current Trends, Issues & Interventions: Best Clinical Practices in Nursing 7

For questions regarding content or for further information, please contact the Nursing Department or call 478-289-2188.

Information subject to change.

Total Semester Hours: 120