Students from both inside and outside the Peach State appreciate the quality education offered by Georgia Southern University (GSU). As the largest higher education facility in the state south of Atlanta (hence the name), GSU is uniquely positioned to deliver valuable undergraduate and graduate experiences for students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and with more than $300 million invested just in the last decade, stands poised to garner even more national respect.
The university offers a comprehensive selection of academics, with a few specific programs that stand out from the pack. In particular, the College of Information Technology is a nation-leading program (and the only one of its kind in the Southeast) that specializes in VMWare, one of the fastest growing segments in IT. The College of Education is also well-regarded nationally, having achieved recognition from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. With more and more students looking to fulfill careers in the social work field, holding a degree with this kind of accreditation can be quite helpful during the job hunt.
Research is also an important part of the school’s mission, and includes the Center for Rural Health and Research, the Institute for Arthropodology and Parasitology, and the Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics.
Georgia Southern also has a full complement of standard departments, including the College of Business, College of Health and Human Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. In total, more than 110 degree programs are offered, including a growing contingent of online courses designed for students with non-traditional needs.