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Ms. Faye Chatman
Program Director
129 Flynt Bldg.
UGA Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment St.
Griffin, GA 30223-1731
(770) 229-3016

Coming Fall Semester 2013!!

The UGA Griffin Campus’s new Bachelor of Arts (AB) Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree in the Social Sciences will allow students to pursue a Psychology Concentration or a Sociology Concentration. This degree program, offered by UGA’s Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in a variety of settings, including administration, elder care services, management, government, adoption/child-care services, health services, law enforcement, human resources, community service, education, public relations, advertising/marketing, training, data analysis, and corporate communications. It also provides a solid foundation for students who plan to go on to law school or to graduate programs in counseling, social work, psychology, public administration, criminal justice, and advertising/marketing.

Students who enroll in our new AB/IDS degree program will enjoy the benefits of small class sizes and individual mentoring from faculty while earning a degree from one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation, the University of Georgia.

For more information, please contact Ms. Faye Chatman, Program Director, at 770-229-3016 or

UGA Griffin Campus Microbiology Majors Honored in National Publication

Rachel MussellMarshall Prude

Four seniors from the UGA Griffin campus will be recognized in the 2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Two of them are students in the BS in Microbiology program: Marshall Prude, a senior from Atlanta, GA, who is a US Marine Corps veteran; and Rachel Mussell, a senior from Milner, GA, who has worked as the lab assistant for the BIOL 3110L and MIBO 3510L courses offered on the Griffin Campus and also works in an ear/nose/throat/allergist physician's office. Both Marshall and Rachel have maintained high grade point averages while being active and holding leadership roles in Griffin campus student organizations: Marshall is a member of the UGA Griffin Campus Student Advisory Council (SAC) and serves as president of the UGA Griffin Ambassadors; Rachel is a member of the UGA Griffin Campus Student Advisory Council.

Congratulations, and thank you for representing UGA and the Griffin campus in a way that makes us all proud!

Unlike the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences on the University of Georgia (UGA) Athens Campus, which dates back to 1801, the Franklin College on the UGA Griffin Campus is in its infancy. In fact, the Franklin College-Griffin Campus officially opened its doors in August 2007, when it became part of UGA’s 120-year history in Spalding County, which began when the Georgia Experiment Station was established in Griffin in 1888.  In Fall Semester 2007, the Franklin College began offering its first undergraduate degree program on the UGA Griffin Campus:  a degree-completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Microbiology.

This program is designed for transfer students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of course work and for students interested in pursuing a second degree.

The BS degree with a major in Microbiology is a liberal arts degree with the major course work concentrated in the biological sciences.  This degree prepares students for a number of careers and for advanced studies.  A bachelor’s degree in microbiology provides students a solid foundation for professional programs in veterinary medicine, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, etc., as well as for advanced degrees in the biological sciences, for example, Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to offer this degree-completion program at the Griffin Campus in order to help residents of the Griffin area meet their educational and career goals.

We are delighted to be a part of the UGA Griffin Campus and the Griffin community and would be glad to help you learn more about our BS in Microbiology degree program. Welcome!

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