ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

The College of Coastal Georgia offers challenging academic programs that lead to bachelor's degrees American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Health Informatics, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN and RN to BSN), Psychology, and Teacher Education (Early Childhood and Middle Grades). Also offered, through eMajor (online programs), are the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and French. As a point of access to the University System of Georgia, the college offers pre-major associate degrees for transfer and career associate degrees. The College's academic area is organized into four schools for instructional and administrative purposes. Whether you are just beginning your college experience or have declared a major, you will find dedicated faculty eager to assist you in realizing your academic goals. Additionally, there are many opportunities for you to experience the arts, humanities and sciences outside the classroom through campus activities, cultural events, and organizations.

While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, the College of Coastal Georgia reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes.

I. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses which lead to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology with three concentrations (General Psychology, Psychology of Human Services, and Community and Organizational Leadership); a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with three concentrations (Cultural Studies and Communication, History and Political Science, and Environmental and Regional Studies); a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with three concentrations (Pre-Professional, Secondary Education and Coastal Ecology), Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with three concentrations (Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Secondary Education). The School also offers the Associate of Science degrees for transfer, with pre-majors in Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and the Career Associate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Department of Arts and Humanities

The Department of Arts and Humanities offers courses in the visual arts, communication, theatre, English, foreign languages, music, and philosophy. The American Studies Baccalaureate degree with concentrations in Cultural Studies and Communications, History and Political Science, and Environmental and Regional Studies prepares students with skills important to professional work in many fields as well as a portal to graduate studies. Also offered, through eMajor (online programs), are the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and French. The department also offers the Associate of Arts degree with pre-majors in art, English, communication or foreign languages. Study in these areas prepares the student for further studies in baccalaureate programs that require a liberal arts background. Faculty members actively support student publications, research, art exhibits, drama and music productions, cultural activities, and study abroad. Through the course offerings and extracurricular activities, Arts and Humanities faculty aid the student in an exploration of the liberal arts as they are related to the quality of the student's life and career.

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics offers courses that provide the analytical and critical thinking skills that prepare students for successful careers in a diversity of fields. These courses not only serve as a foundational element for all the sciences, but also prepares students in other disciplines to use mathematics to understand the increasingly data-driven world around them. The Mathematics Baccalaureate degree with concentrations in pure or applied mathematics will prepare students to successfully pursue occupations in various business, industry, and government positions requiring bachelor-level proficiency in mathematical sciences, or graduate education in the mathematical sciences and engineering. Career opportunities include: Actuarial science, Statistics, Finance, Mathematical Modeling, Cryptography, Operations Research, and Computer Science.

The department also offers a Secondary Teacher certification Track that prepares future secondary mathematics teachers for the region and state. Highly-qualified science and mathematics teachers are known to be critically important to increase the number of high school graduates who pursue advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This track aligns with the curriculum guidelines of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; NCATE/NCTM Program Standards (2003).

Department of Natural Sciences

The Department of Natural Sciences offers courses which lead to a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree or to Associate of Science degrees for transfer. The Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences offers the student the opportunity to select among three concentrations of study: Coastal Ecology, Secondary Education, or a Pre-Professional pathway for students who plan to pursue careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. The Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Technology degree prepares students for employment as entry level medical laboratory technicians. Associate of Science for transfer degrees prepare students for majors and careers in areas such as chemistry, physics, engineering, forestry, and health care. Natural Sciences courses provide the student with a broad understanding of scientific phenomena and inquiry.

Department of Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences offers courses in anthropology, global issues, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Social Sciences coursework provides the student with a broad knowledge of human society and aids in the understanding of self and one's relationship to other individuals. The Psychology baccalaureate degree with concentrations in general psychology, human services, or community and organizational leadership prepares students for careers that will make a difference in the lives of others. Social Sciences participates in a baccalaureate degree in American Studies with concentrations in environmental and regional studies, cultural studies and communication, or history and political science. Also offered is the Interdisciplinary Studies degree, which provides students with previous college credits and/or life experiences an opportunity to apply those credits/experiences to an individually planned program of study to earn a bachelor’s degree. The department also offers the Associate of Science degrees for transfer with pre-majors in areas such as history, sociology, and political science.

II. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

The School of Business and Public Management offers courses which lead to the Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration (Concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, general business, hospitality, resort and tourism management, leadership or marketing); Health Informatics, Public Management (Concentrations in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Public Management); the Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management (Concentrations in Culinary Arts or Hotel Operations) and the Associate of Science degree with a pre-major in Business Administration or Criminal Justice.

III. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND TEACHER PREPARATION

The School of Education and Teacher Preparation offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood/Special Education, the Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education, as well as secondary education tracks in Biology and Mathematics. The Biology and Mathematics tracks are content specific in addition to preparing the student for classroom teaching. These programs are cohort based and include extensive field experiences in the PK-12 public schools. Admission and program specific requirements are included in this college catalog. The Associate of Science degree for transfer with a pre-major of Teacher Education is also available.

IV. SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers courses which lead to the Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (Pre-licensure BSN and RN to BSN), and Career Associate of Science degree in Nursing (RN) and Radiologic Science. All programs are fully accredited or approved by respective agencies, and graduates are eligible to sit for appropriate licensure/registry examinations. The licensing board may change these requirements prior to the completion of the course of study. While reasonable efforts will be made to enable one to satisfy additional requirements, no assurances can be made that the College will be able to offer these additional courses or, if taken, that such courses will entitle one to take the licensure examination. Admissions, curricular, and graduation requirements vary for each program and are included in this catalog.

V. SERVICE-LEARNING

The Center for Service-Learning is a unit of Academic Affairs and offers specialized assistance to faculty, students, and interested community partners in the development and implementation of academically based service-learning experiences. As part of the College of Coastal Georgia's core mission and Quality Enhancement Plan, Service-learning (SL) is defined as credit-bearing courses which include organized service experiences that respond to a wide spectrum of community needs. Through active and critical reflection, students are afforded unique opportunities to further their understanding of course content, develop skills in community leadership, and advance their appreciation of social responsibility, global awareness, and diversity. SL allows students to practically apply their academic learning through hands-on career and professional development opportunities that promote meeting direct and immediate community needs. Designated SL courses require a minimum of 15 service hours at an approved community agency or organization. For more information about SL, visit www.ccga.edu/ServiceLearning/.

VI. HONOR’S PROGRAM

The CCGA Honors Program is a program of academic excellence, leadership opportunity, and service to the community. These three pillars of the program are at the heart of the College’s mission to provide students with a quality education in an experiential, global, entrepreneurial environment that develops a student’s leadership potential. Members of the Honors Program represent some of the most academically talented students at CCGA, and these students are guided by the Honors Advisory Committee that includes faculty from across the campus.

VII. STUDY ABROAD--INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

Students at the University System of Georgia have the option of participating in a wide range of study abroad programs offered by various colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia for academic study and service learning in other countries. These programs make excursions to historical and cultural points of interest and study under the direction of an instructor from the University System. Students may receive a maximum of 10 semester hours of credit for international study. Contact Adam Johnson at 912-279-5739 or ajohnson@ccga.edu for more information.

VIII. eCORE

eCore, short for electronic core-curriculum, allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete the first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for laboratory experiences and proctored exams. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

All CCGA students are eligible to register for eCore courses, but there are many details to consider.

Tuition for eCore is different than for other courses at CCGA and is set at $169 per credit hour. This tuition rate is the same for Georgia resident and non-resident students. Additional expenses include textbooks, course materials, and test proctoring charges. Students who take only eCore courses at CCGA will also pay the mandatory campus fee as well as the technology fee. Students taking eCore courses plus on-campus courses will pay all regularly applicable fees.

For more information and advice on taking eCore courses, please contact the CCGA eCore advisor at 912-279-5950 or go to the eCore webpage at www.ccga.edu/ecore/.

IX. LEARNING SUPPORT

Learning Support is a program designed to prepare students for, or to assist students with, collegiate work. Learning Support programs are intended to serve students who need additional support in mathematics or English (reading/writing). Students who perform well in their Learning Support courses go on to become successful in their other collegiate courses.

English – English has two levels of support classes. English 0989 is a foundations course (Foundations for English Composition). Students are placed in this course by the English Placement Index (EPI) which includes SAT or ACT scores, HS GPA, and Compass, if needed. Students in this course have two semester to complete the course with a grade of C or higher. If a student does not pass English 0989 within two semesters, he or she will be automatically suspended for one year. A suspension under this provision may not be appealed.

The second level of support is English 0999 (Support for English Composition) which is taken in conjunction with English 1101. English 1101 is a credit course (Area A). English 0999 is a one hour lab support class which students are required to attend. Upon successful completion of English 0989 with a grade of C or higher, students are placed in English 1101/0999. Students may also be placed in this course using the EPI.

MATH - Learning Support advisors will assist the students in the selection of the appropriate mathematics pathway that aligns with their particular program of study. The two options are: Quantitative Reasoning pathway and College Algebra pathway. (For a list of the programs that are better served by each pathway see your advisor.)

Course<<<<< PATHWAYS >>>>>
FoundationsMATH 0987
Foundations for Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 0989
Foundations for College Algebra
SupportMATH 0997
Support for Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 0999
Support for College Algebra
Gateway
(Area A)
MATH 1001
Quantitative Skills & Reasoning
MATH 1111
College Algebra

After selecting the pathway, the advisor will assist the student in the selection of the appropriate amount of support, which will be determined by the MPI (Math Placement Index, determined by a student’s SAT or ACT scores and, if applicable, HS GPA and/or Compass.

For English and Math

Students may not drop or withdraw from the support course without dropping or withdrawing from the gateway course and vice versa.

Students who pass the support course but do not successfully complete the gateway college course must repeat both the support course and the gateway course.

Students will exit Learning Support upon successful completion of the gateway college course (with a grade of C or better). Learning Support students must register for the gateway course and the support course every semester until they successfully complete the gateway course.

Students with documented learning disabilities enrolled in Learning Support are required to fulfill all stated requirements before exiting. However, such students can be provided with appropriate course accommodations. In addition, appropriate accommodations may be given regarding the administration of the state's placement examination. Students with learning disabilities may petition the System Committee of Learning Disabilities for additional semesters/hours of Learning Support work. Students needing assistance or additional information should contact the Vice President for Student Affairs or the ADA Service Provider.

If receiving financial aid, the student will have to meet the progress requirements established by the Financial Aid Office to continue to receive financial assistance. The student must also meet the College's scholastic standing policies.

Note: Students who voluntarily enroll in Learning Support course work are limited to the same number of attempts as students who are placed in Learning Support courses by the placement exam. However, the voluntary Learning Support student is not subject to exiting requirements and is not eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid for those courses.

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