Shorter College offers a host of fields of study for aspiring students. The school is split into six different colleges independent from one another. They include: the School of the Arts, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Social Sciences, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Nursing, and the School of Science and Mathematics.
The Shorter College School of the Arts offers a bevy of undergraduate studies in an array of fields including: music, theatre, opera and art. The school sponsors renowned guest lecturers and artists from all over the world. The school also sponsors a Summer Arts Institute that is an intense, yet fun, two week venture in to the areas of keyboard, or musical theatre. The Shorter College Music Department is often referred to as the “flagship of the college” and is well-known throughout the Southeastern United States.
The Shorter College School of Business Administration is comprised of just over 300 students and offers many bachelor’s degrees including accounting, sports management, and economics. The school recently announced the creation of the Hopkins Institute for Business Ethics that will offer guidance and instruction in business decisions. Accounting majors at the college have received 3.61 GPA and higher according to a survey taken at the school.
The Shorter College of Education and Social Sciences is comprised of many different areas of study including history, political science and psychology. Through the Teacher Preparation Program, students can enter the field with the necessary skills and understanding to be a competent educator. Upon completion of this program students are recommended for certification in the state of Georgia. The Education and Social Sciences College also promotes an International Students Program complete with an Office of Campus Globalization to serve as a liaison for these students. The Shorter College School of Liberal Arts touts its foundation-building reputation and its start in 1873 as the cornerstone of Shorter College. The many fields of study in the Liberal Arts School make it a premier choice for general studies. Degrees include humanities, religion and communication arts.
The Shorter College School of Nursing has recently added a new bachelor’s of science in nursing program at the school. The new program is set to roll out in 2010 with the school already boasting a nearly 100% placement rate of students who apply to medical school. Shorter College is located in Rome, Georgia which was ranked number one in health care out of 193 small cities in the United States.
The School of Science and Mathematics focuses its studies on the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Department of Natural Sciences offer degrees in biology, chemistry, and ecology. The Robert T. Connor Museum displays over 200 animal mounts of species from all over the world. Students may enroll in a spring class involving intense study of the Barrier Islands in Georgia. The class culminates with a trip to Ossabow Island to camp and study in the field.
The Department of Mathematics offers bachelor’s degrees in computer information systems and mathematics education among others. The department directs its students for entrance into graduate school and beyond.