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Degrees & Programs

The University of North Georgia offers a broad range of academic programs from certificates and associate degrees through professional doctorate programs. You may begin your bachelor's degree on any of our campuses. 

Undergraduate students > Select the area of study below that interests you for more information on degrees offered at UNG. You can also see a simple listing of associate degrees and bachelor's degrees offered at UNG.

You may begin your bachelor's degree on any of our campuses.  However, if you start on the Blue Ridge, Cumming or Oconee campuses, you will transition to the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus to complete your degree. You may also begin in an associate degree program on any campus other than Dahlonega and later transition to a bachelor’s degree on the Dahlonega or Gainesville campus. The associate degree is a 2-year degree that can be applied to your 4-year bachelor's degree should you choose to continue your post-secondary education.

Accounting

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to accounting at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.B.A in Accounting D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law

About

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.

Students considering the field of accounting have a variety of evolving fields to consider:

  • Financial statement auditing
  • Income tax planning and preparation
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Federal law enforcement
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Ecommerce of retail accounting
  • Auditing
  • and more ……

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most accountants and auditors work full time. In 2012, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases. 

Accountants median annual wage per year $63,550 / $30.55 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in accounting will grow by 13.1% between 2012 and 2022 with an additional 166,700 positions in accounting and auditing that will need to be filled during that time period.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Accounting:

Agriculture

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to agriculture

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Agriculture-Avian Biology (Science Track) G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
Agriculture-General G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
Agriculture-Poultry Science (Business Track) G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

As part of the requirements for an associate degree in poultry science at the University of North Georgia (UNG), students take a four-credit hour course that involves an overview of poultry, dealing with production, management, breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, processing, and diseases. Students also have the option to participate in a summer internship course that provides hands-on experience in the field of their choice for three hours of college credit.

After earning an Associate of Science with pathway courses related to poultry science from UNG, students may transfer into the four-year program at the University of Georgia to pursue a bachelor’s degree. There, poultry science students may elect to take additional courses in either agribusiness or science. Fundamental education in agricultural business, marketing, finance, and management prepares students for entering the dynamic poultry industry in a wide variety of positions. In-depth courses in biological and agricultural sciences prepare students who aspire to careers in teaching, research, and development for entering graduate or professional degree programs.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as non-traditional settings like large and small scale farms, factories, and varied outside settings. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathwaysnew window that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Agriculture:

Anthropology

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to anthropology

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Anthropology G College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy

About

The term “anthropology” comes from the Greek word anthropos meaning “human.”  In the broadest and most general sense, anthropology is the study of what it means to be human.  Anthropologists approach that study both from a biological perspective in terms of the human species and from a cultural point of view in terms of the learned, shared behaviors that define specific groups of people around the world.

Anthropology is divided into four subfields: biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology. 

  • Biological Anthropology is the study of human evolution including comparisons of DNA and skeletal materials with our closest biological relatives, the primates.
  • Archaeology supplies a methodology and a framework for understanding and reconstructing both the historic and prehistoric pasts.  Prehistory involves deep time: four million years of human development.
  • Linguistic Anthropology involves analyzing the use and development of human language.   Language, unlike animal communication systems, has no limits in time and space.
  • Cultural Anthropology provides comparative and holistic perspectives on the ways in which people behave, think, and create the distinctive patterns with which they identify as groups.

Anthropology provides the foundation for a variety of careers. Anthropologists work in business, research, teaching, advocacy, public service, and museums. Usually a graduate degree is required for these jobs, although with a bachelor’s degree, students can do relief work abroad for non-governmental organizations or intern on research projects.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, 40+ hours per week. In 2012, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as non-traditional settings like dig sites, museums, and classrooms.

Archeologists: median annual wage per year $57,420 / $27.61 per hour

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers: median annual wager per year $44,410 / $21.35 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10-year period. Jobseekers will likely face very strong competition.
  • Overall employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians, and conservators is projected to grow 11% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to store information in archives and public interest in science, art, and history will continue to spur demand for curators, museum technicians, and conservators. Applicants should expect very strong competition for jobs.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Art

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to art at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Art with Concentration Digital Arts D College of Arts & Letters
Visual Arts
B.A. in Art with Concentration Graphic Design D College of Arts & Letters
Visual Arts
B.A. in Studio Art D G College of Arts & Letters
Visual Arts
B.S. in Art Education D College of Arts & Letters
Teacher Education
B.S. in Art Marketing D College of Arts & Letters
Visual Arts

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to art

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Art G O College of Arts & Letters
Visual Arts

About

The Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) at the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus, student-focused department that fosters quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity. DoVA provides an environment of academic excellence, cultivated by faculty role models, through high professional standards of scholarship, craftsmanship, and leadership. As an innovative community, the Department promotes global and contemporary practices while honoring the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the region.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. Additional time may be needed to complete projects outside of class time.  

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a varied work environment from an office setting, an outside setting, or studio. 

Graphic Designers: median annual wage per year $44,150 / $21.22 per hour
Art Director: median annual wage per year $80,880 / $38.88 per hour
Photographers: median annual wage per year $28,490 / $13.70 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions.
  • Employment of art directors is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Art directors will continue to be needed to oversee the work of graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and others who design artwork and layouts.
  • Employment of photographers is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Salaried jobs in particular may be more difficult to find as more companies contract with freelancers rather than hire their own photographers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Athletic Training

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to athletic training at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Athletic Training Education D College of Education
Health & Physical Education

About

The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of North Georgia offers an athletic training major providing a concentrated program of courses designed to prepare students for any career in the profession of athletic training.  In addition to the academic curriculum, students gain hands-on experience through a variety of clinical rotations.  At the time of graduation, the athletic training student is prepared to take the BOC certification exam. 

The Athletic Training Program (ATP) is a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education accredited program. The ATEP gained accreditation status in the Fall of 2002. 

Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession.  The certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly-educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness.  In cooperation with physicians and other allied health professionals, the ATC functions as an integral member of the athletic healthcare team.  The certified athletic trainer can work in a variety of settings: secondary schools, colleges or universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports, health clubs and industrial settings. 

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect field work, a clinic setting, and a traditional office setting. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and sometimes in bad weather. 

Athletic Trainers & Exercise Physiologists: median annual wage per year $42,690 / $20.52 per hour

Job Placement

A degree in Athletic Training allows a student to pursue employment in a variety of areas.  These include working for college and high school athletic programs, professional sports organizations, rehabilitation clinics, health clubs, recreational sports organizations, and health clubs.

Employment of athletic trainers and exercise physiologists is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As people become more aware of sports-related injuries at a young age, demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase, most significantly in colleges, universities, and youth leagues.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Biology

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to biology at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S in Biochemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to biology

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Biology G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

The biology curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad background in biological sciences while still allowing upperclassmen to explore specialized areas within the field. Freshmen take Principles of Biology I & II--the sequence provides a solid foundation for further study. Sophomores and juniors typically take courses in microbiology, botany, zoology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and ecology to develop their analytical abilities and become well versed in organismal biology. Seniors take specialized biology courses to pursue specific areas of interest.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor office / laboratory work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and sometimes in bad weather.

Zoologists & Wildlife Biologist: median annual wage per year $57,710 / $27.74 per hour (2012).

Biologist Technician: median annual wage per year $39,750 / $19.11 per hour (2012).

Environmental Scientist & Specialist: median annual wage per year $63,570 / $30.56 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of zoologists and wildlife biologists is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. More zoologists and wildlife biologists will be needed to study the impact of population growth and development on wildlife and their habitats.
  • Employment of biological technicians is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Continued growth in biotechnology and medical research is expected to increase demand for these workers.
  • Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Business Administration

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to business administration at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A.S. in Technology Management D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing
B.B.A in Accounting D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law
B.B.A. in Finance D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance
B.B.A in Information Systems D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Information Technology
B.B.A. in Management D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing
B.B.A. Marketing D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to business administration

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business Administration C G O Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance

About

Basic business skills are needed to make any organization run smoothly. Businesses, governments, law offices, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions all need the services of business graduates.

An associate degree with a pathway in business can provide these basic skills over a short period of time. Associate programs are built for students cannot commit the time necessary to complete a bachelor's degree or those that are unsure of what their particular area of study may be. Many students in the Mike Cottrell College of Business complete their 2 year business degree prior to transferring into one of the college's bachelor's programs.

Each of these programs, whether you are transitioning into business, education, or law, provide a solid foundation of learning for graduating with an associate degree or transferring into other bachelor's-level programs.

Paralegals may not provide legal service directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Georgia prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers. Paralegal programs in the Mike Cottrell College of Business are not accredited by the AACSB but are American Bar Association approved.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as classrooms.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Business Administration:

Business and Marketing Education

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to business and marketing education

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business and Marketing Education C G O Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance

About

Basic business skills are needed to make any organization run smoothly. Businesses, governments, law offices, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions all need the services of business graduates.

An associate degree with a pathway in business can provide these basic skills over a short period of time. Associate programs are built for students who are not ready to commit the time necessary to complete a bachelor's degree or those that are unsure of what their particular area of study may be. Many students in the Mike Cottrell College of Business complete their 2 year business degree prior to transferring into one of the college's bachelor's programs.

Each of these programs, whether you are transitioning into business, education, or law, provide a solid foundation of learning for graduating with an associate degree or transferring into other bachelor's-level programs.

Paralegals may not provide legal service directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Georgia prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers. Paralegal programs in the Mike Cottrell College of Business are not accredited by the AACSB but are American Bar Association approved.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as classrooms.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Chemistry

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to chemistry at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
B.S. in Chemistry with Concentration in Chemical Physics D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
B.S. in Chemistry with Secondary Education Track D College of Science & Mathematics
Teacher Education

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to chemistry

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Chemistry G College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Pre-Pharmacy G College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

About

Our American Chemical Society (ACS) approved program offers the student a variety of opportunities inside the classroom and laboratory. While allowing the student to grow and develop academically, our program also builds on the liberal arts mission of the University of North Georgia. Students may also participate in undergraduate research, field trips, chemistry outreach programs, and service opportunities. All of the campuses provide ample opportunities for students to contribute and connect with the community and profession. Students are actively encouraged to participate in the various clubs and organizations on campus.

The ACS certified Bachelor of Science degree provides concentrations in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical physics, and secondary chemical education certification. In addition, the department offers a dual Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry/engineering. Alternatively, students can pursue an Associate of Science degree with pathways in chemistry, geology, or pre-pharmacy. The chemistry major is ideal for those students who wish to continue with a graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, education, engineering or other related field. In addition, many UNG students matriculate to professional schools in areas such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant, optometry, and others. Having a chemistry degree is also an excellent starting point for entering industry or government service. Chemistry majors take the initial courses in general chemistry and continue with foundational courses in organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry. Upper level advanced courses and research opportunities are also available to complete a degree that fits the specific goals of each student. Graduates are ACS certified and the rate of successful placement in industry, graduate and professional schools has been outstanding.

With a low faculty-to-student ratio, students can obtain personal attention from instructors and develop lifelong relationships with both faculty and staff. While the instruction and program are rigorous, faculty are committed to giving the students every opportunity for success. The department maintains well equipped labs with modern instrumentation. Because of the department’s small size, students get early training and hands-on experience with a variety of instruments. Many UNG students participate in research and students frequently present their research at regional and national conferences.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor office / laboratory work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and sometimes in bad weather.

Chemists & Materials Scientists: median annual wage per year $73,060 / $35.13 per hour

Chemical Engineers: median annual wage per year $94,350 / $45.36 per hour

Chemical Technicians: median annual wage per year $42, 920 / $20.64 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Chemists and materials scientists with an advanced degree, particularly those with a Ph.D., are expected to experience better opportunities.
  • Employment of chemical engineers is projected to grow 4% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Demand for chemical engineers’ services depends largely on demand for the products of various manufacturing industries.
  • Employment of chemical technicians is projected to grow 9% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Graduates of applied science technology programs who are trained to use equipment typically found in laboratories or production facilities should have the best opportunities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Chemistry:

Communication

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to communication at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Film & Digital Media Production G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Organizational Leadership G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to communication

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Communication G O College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

About

The Communication, Media & Journalism Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with three concentrations: Film & Digital Media Production, Organizational Leadership, and Multimedia Journalism. The department also offers Associate of Arts degrees with pathways in Communication, Media Studies, and Journalism, and Minors in Journalism, Film Production, and Communication. Each degree provides a strong interdisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts and either prepares students for a career in digital media production, filmmaking, journalism, public relations, organizational leadership or other communication-related professions or to transfer to other programs.

The Communication, Media & Journalism department hosts nationally recognized debate and mediation teams, award-winning student news organizations, a student radio station, and a student film association, all of which support our mission to foster strong communication skills in a global, multicultural environment.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Communication:

Computer Science

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to computer science at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Computer Science D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Computer Science

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to computer science

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Computer Science G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Computer Science

About

In all industries, software is critical to infrastructure and the long-term viability of the organization, no matter if that software is hosted locally or in the cloud.

The Mike Cottrell College of Business Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in computer science prepares graduates for innovative careers in software engineering, system administration, management, programming, and research. Whether programming software in Java, debugging code, maintaining information security or developing responsive websites in PHP, students in the computer science degree program at UNG learn the skills to program in multiple languages, develop databases and infrastructure, and think critically in their field of study. Graduates from the program have gone on into careers in software development, web programming, information security and systems analysis at a number of organizations including Blizzard Entertainment, IBM, UPS, the U.S. Army and multiple other organizations.

Positions in computer science are high demand and have opportunities to work with cutting-edge technologies. A degree in computer science is not only intellectually rich but has the opportunity to greatly impact our everyday lives. This exciting field is growing at a rapid rate and provides an exhilarating opportunity to become a life-long learner and technology leader.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Computer Science:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting. 

Computer & Information Systems Managers: median annual wage per year $120,950 / $58.15 per hour

Software Developers: median annual wage per year $93,350 / $44.88 per hour

Computer Systems Analyst: median annual wage per year $79,680 / $38.31 per hour

Computer Programmers: median annual wage per year $74,280 / $35.71 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks.
  • Employment of software developers is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The main reason for the rapid growth is a large increase in the demand for computer software.
  • Employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in cloud computing, cybersecurity, and mobile networks will increase demand for these workers.
  • Employment of computer programmers is projected to grow 8% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Computer programming can be done from anywhere in the world, so companies sometimes hire programmers in countries where wages are lower.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Criminal Justice

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to criminal justice at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Criminal Justice D College of Arts & Letters
Criminal Justice
B.S. in Criminal Justice with Forensics concentration D College of Arts & Letters
Criminal Justice

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to criminal justice

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Criminal Justice G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Criminal Justice

About

The Criminal Justice Program offers a broad-based, social science curriculum reflecting the academic emphasis of the discipline and focusing on the complexities of human behavior.  The program seeks to develop leaders in the field who are able to integrate and augment the knowledge of the discipline. 

Students in the Associate of Science program are provided a strong foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system.  Those pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree are also provided a foundational exposure to all important aspects of the discipline prior to selecting major elective courses that will permit them to specialize in a specific field of the criminal justice discipline.  Courses may include in-depth investigations in policing, courts, corrections, or forensics.  All students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice participate in an internship experience.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Criminal Justice:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and sometimes in bad weather. 

Police & Detective: median annual wage per year $56,980 / $27.40 per hour (2012).

Forensic Science Technicians: median annual wage per year $52,840 / $25.41 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Continued interest for public safety will lead to new openings for officers; however, jobs may be competitive, depending on location.
  • Employment of forensic science technicians is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs will be strong because of substantial interest in forensic science.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Dentistry

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-dentistry at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in dentistry  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. The bachelor’s degree(s) listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a dentist.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Dentist: median annual wage per year $149,310 / $71.79 per hour.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Engineering Transfer Program

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to engineering transfer program at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program D College of Science & Mathematics
Mathematics
B.S. Physics/Engineering Dual Degree D College of Science & Mathematics
Physics

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to engineering transfer program

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Engineering G College of Science & Mathematics
Physics
Engineering Technology G College of Science & Mathematics
Physics

About

The Regents' Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) was designed for students who want to study engineering, but who for various reasons prefer to attend another college before going to Georgia Tech or Georgia Southern University.

Students in RETP attend UNG (either Dahlonega or Gainesville campuses) where they take all of the mathematics and science and some engineering courses required in the first two years of an engineering program at Georgia Tech. Upon successful completion of these classes, the students transfer to Georgia Tech to complete the requirements for an engineering degree.

The University of North Georgia offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive a bachelor's degree in physics, mathematics or chemistry from UNG and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Clemson University in South Carolina, or Mercer University in Macon. The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong liberal arts background before completing academic coursework in engineering at another institution. Typically, dual degree students attend UNG for three years then attend Georgia Tech, Clemson, or Mercer for an additional two to three years. Upon completion of the engineering program, the student will earn a bachelor’s degree from UNG in physics, mathematics or chemistry in addition to the engineering degree from the other school.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Engineering:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and often walk long distances, sometimes in bad weather. 

Mechanical Engineers: median annual wage per year $80,580 / $38.74 per hour (2012).

Aerospace Engineers: median annual wage per year $103,720 / $49.87 per hour (2012).

Civil Engineers: median annual wage per year $79,340 / $38.14 per hour (2012).

Biomedical Engineers: median annual wage per year $86,960 / $41.81 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.
  • Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Some aerospace engineers work on projects that are related to national defense and thus require security clearances. This requirement will help to keep jobs in the United States.
  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams.
  • Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be strong because an aging population is likely to need more medical care and because of increased public awareness of biomedical engineering advances and their benefits.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

English

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to english at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration D G College of Arts & Letters
English
B.A. in English with Writing & Publication Concentration D G College of Arts & Letters
English
B.A. in English with Teaching Certification D College of Arts & Letters
English

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to english

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
English G O College of Arts & Letters
English
English Education G College of Arts & Letters
Teacher Education

About

The Department of English offers major programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Each of these programs develops communication and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued in graduate schools, professional programs, and businesses in a variety of settings. Students choosing the B.A. in English may opt for a concentration in either literature or writing. The literature option provides students with the broadest possible perspective of diverse literary traditions. The writing concentration balances literary study with the theory and practice of writing. When combined with a sequence of courses in Teacher Education, the degree in English leads to the Bachelor of Arts Degree and teacher certification at the secondary level (grades seven through twelve). English majors with a concentration in either Literature or Writing and Publication MUST have a minor. This minor may be any area other than English; choices open for the minor include Gender Studies and Journalism, as well as many other fields. 

The Department sponsors a study abroad program to London through ENGL 4437, Literary London, offered during Maymester. Additionally, students may take advantage of other study abroad opportunities through the University System of Georgia. The mission of the Department is enhanced by the Writing Program, which includes both the first-year writing sequence and the writing concentration and supports the University's Writing Across the Curriculum Program. The faculty of the Department of English assist students in planning their academic program of study and in choosing courses which comply with degree requirements for the selected major.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases. 

Writers & Authors: median annual wage per year $55,940 / $26.89 per hour

Editors: median annual wage per year $53,880 / $25.90 per hour

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,050

Job Placement

  • Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Strong competition is expected for full-time jobs because many people are attracted to this occupation.
  • Employment of editors is projected to show little or no change from 2012 to 2022, as print media continue to face strong pressure from online publications. Competition for jobs with established newspapers and magazines will be particularly strong.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Environmental Health

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CCumming
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OOconee
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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to environmental health

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Environmental Health G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis

About

Environmental Health is concerned with the work/home/business environment as it impacts humans. The Environmental Health pathway is a curriculum designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year schools where they can pursue further study in environmental public health. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Environmental Health:

Environmental Spatial Analysis

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CCumming
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OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to environmental spatial analysis at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis

About

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) is designed to produce graduates with skills that meet the needs of employers in Geospatial Technology fields with little or no further training by employers. The ESA degree is composed of a focused curriculum built on a firm foundation in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and supported by courses in Remote Sensing and Information Technology. An ESA major can currently choose from four specially designed degree tracks based on their individual field of interest.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Environmental Spatial Analysis:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and often walk long distances, sometimes in bad weather. 

Survey & Mapping Technicians: median annual wage per year $39,670 / $19.07 per hour (2012).

Surveyors: median annual wage per year $56,230 / $27.04 per hour (2012).

Geographers: median annual wage per year $74,760 / $35.94 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Survey & Mapping Technicians: Employment of surveying and mapping technicians is projected to grow 14% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Recent advancements in mapping technology have led to new uses for maps and a need for more of the data used to build maps. As a result, surveying and mapping technicians are expected to have more work.
  • Surveyors: Employment of surveyors is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will result from increased construction related to improving the nation’s infrastructure. Job opportunities are expected to be excellent.
  • Geographers: Employment of geographers is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increasing use of geographic technologies and data will drive employment growth, but a limited number of positions in the field will lead to strong competition for jobs.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Exercise Science

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CCumming
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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to exercise science

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Exercise Science G College of Education
Health & Physical Education

About

The exercise science pathway is a curriculum designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year schools where they can pursue further study. The program focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. It includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as clinics, athletic facilities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Film & Digital Media

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to film & digital media at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Film & Digital Media G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

About

The film and digital media degree is a hands-on program that will provide students with a great amount of experience, understanding of motion pictures as a form of expression and awareness of how to succeed in the industry. Graduates will be ready to step directly into the workforce or can use the degree as preparation for a graduate program.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Film & Digital Media:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting as well as studio settings.

Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators: median annual wage per year $46,280 / $22.25 per hour

Producers and Directors: median annual wage per year $71,350 / $34.31 per hour

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers: median annual wage per year $115,750 / $55.65 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.
  • Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Some job growth in the motion picture and video industry is expected to stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows, as well as an increased demand from foreign audiences for U.S.-produced films.
  • Employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Advertising, promotions, and marketing will continue to be essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Finance

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to finance at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.B.A. in Finance D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to finance

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business Administration C G O Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance

About

The Mike Cottrell College of Business bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in finance provides the necessary technical skills to understand and apply financial principles in an organization and to utilize communication and professional skills to present and develop meaningful relationships with other divisions in the organization. Just some of the fields our finance graduates move into include:

  • Stock and bonds
  • Insurance
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Real estate
  • Banking and loans
  • Raising capital to start a business
  • Financial analysis
  • and more ……

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Finance:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases. 

Financial Analysts: median annual wage per year $76,950 / $37.00 per hour (2012).

Financial Examiners: median annual wage per year $75,800 / $36.44 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 16% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. A growing range of financial products and the need for in-depth knowledge of geographic regions are expected to lead to strong employment growth.
  • Employment of financial examiners is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. New regulations will likely create a need for more examiners, though declining employment in federal government will slow growth for these workers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Forestry Resources

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CCumming
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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to forestry resources

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Forestry Resources G O College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

The forestry resources pathway is a curriculum designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year schools where they can pursue further study in conservation. Many students in this program choose to transfer to the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. This degree can lead to a variety of career paths that a student can pursue in a school of forestry and natural resources.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Forestry Resources:

General Studies

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to general studies at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in General Studies D G University College
General & University Studies

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to general studies

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
General Studies - A.A. G O University College
General & University Studies
General Studies - A.S. G O University College
General & University Studies

About

The University of North Georgia prides itself on its diverse missions—dedication to excellence in academics and undergraduate research while providing more than ample support for underserved and under-prepared student populations. General and University Studies handles both areas by providing an academically rigorous yet flexible baccalaureate degree program in General Studies and a myriad of courses that help prepare students for academic success while smoothing the transition from high school to college via University Studies.

Having trouble finding a degree that suits you perfectly? Interested in a variety of areas and can't focus on just one specialty? Wish you could design your own degree program to fit your career goals, interests, and personal strengths? The General Studies baccalaureate degree might be what you want!

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for further information on specific careers and their pay scale.

Job Placement

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for further information on specific growth statistics within a certain career. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Geography

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CCumming
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OOconee
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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to geography

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Geography G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis

About

Geography focuses on the spatial analysis of the interrelationship between humans and their natural environments. It is a discipline that links physical sciences and social sciences. Geographers use maps to describe, analyze, and explain the spatial arrangement of physical features and human activities on Earth’s surface.

Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Geographic Information Systems or Sciences (GIS) are the three primary areas in the discipline of Geography. Physical Geography studies physical features and patterns on Earth’s surface. Human Geography explores human activities and social patterns. GIS integrates geographic concepts and data with computer programs and a variety of analytical tools.    

The Associate of Science pathway in Geography particularly prepares students with solid knowledge in the essentials of physical geography, weather and climate, as well as the fundamental skills in GIS. Electives can be from the fields of human geography, anthropology, biology, chemistry, and math. 

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Geography:

Careers & Salaries

“Geographers held about 1,700 jobs in 2012, of which 49 percent were in the federal government. Most others worked in architectural, engineering, and related services; colleges, universities, and professional schools; or were self-employed. Many geographers do fieldwork to gather information and data. For example, geographers often make site visits to observe geographic features, such as the landscape and environment. Some geographers travel to the region they are studying, and sometimes that means working in foreign countries and remote locations.”

“The median annual wage for geographers was $74,760 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,910, and the top 10 percent earned more than $103,870. Many geographers work full time during regular business hours. Some do fieldwork that may include travel to foreign countries or remote locations.”

Job Placement

“Employment of geographers is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 500 new jobs over the 10-year period. More widespread use of geographic technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), should drive job growth. These technologies allow government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits to use geographic data to make better business and planning decisions. Specifically, governments, businesses, and developers will need geographers to analyze information and offer advice on topics such as land use, building or infrastructure location, or environmental impact. Due to greater focus on environmental and sustainable practices, geographers are increasingly needed to understand environmental changes and human impacts on the environment. Therefore, geographic analyses will be used to inform developers and policymakers of sustainable business practices and ensure adherence to increased regulations. Governments and businesses also rely on geographers to research topics such as resource use, natural hazards, and climate change.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Geology

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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to geology

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Geology G O College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Health

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BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
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Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to health

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Interdisciplinary Health Care G College of Health Sciences & Professions
Health & Physical Education
Health and Physical Education

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BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to health and physical education at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Health & Physical Education D G College of Education
Health & Physical Education

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to health and physical education

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Health & Physical Education G College of Education
Health & Physical Education

About

The Health and Physical Education associate pathway is a curriculum designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year schools where they can pursue further study with the goal to teach health and physical education in the P-12 school system. Students who study health and physical education are exposed to the instructional techniques and acquire the cognitive skill that will enable them to be successful at all school levels. The health and physical education curriculum also includes classes in anatomy and physiology, contemporary classroom issues, and health and wellness principles.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. In addition to class and course work, teacher observation, student teaching, service learning, and internship can be expected.

History

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to history at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in History D G College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.A. in History with Teacher Certification D College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to history

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
History G College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy

About

A degree in History offer students a significant body of knowledge, develops their ability to understand how the past has shaped the present, how to research information, and how to think critically. It equips them for a wide range of careers, including education, law, government, the military, journalism, and business. Many of our students successfully pursue graduate studies in their chosen fields.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. In addition to class and course work, assisting with projects and theatre productions can be expected.  

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases along with a classroom setting. 

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,050

Historian: median annual wage per year $52,480 / $25.23 per hour

Lawyers: median annual wage per year $113,530 / $54.58 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

  • Employment of historians is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should be very strong because there are a small number of positions relative to the number of people seeking jobs in the field.

  • Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students graduate from law school each year than there are jobs available.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Human Services Delivery and Administration

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to human services delivery and administration at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Human Services Delivery and Administration G College of Arts & Letters
Sociology and Human Services

About

The Human Services Delivery and Administration (HSDA) program prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to support human services functions.

According to the National Organization for Human Services, this career field is broadly defined as, “uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The human services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Human Services Delivery and Administration: 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect both field work and indoor office work. When working outside, you may stand for long periods and sometimes in bad weather. 

Social & Human Services Assistants: median annual wage per year $28,850 / $13.87 per hour (2012).

Social & Community Services Managers: median annual wage per year $59,970 / $28.83 per hour (2012). 

Job Placement

  • Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 22% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. There should be good job prospects, because low pay and heavy workloads cause many workers to leave this occupation.
  • Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population, and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Information Systems

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to information systems at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.B.A in Information Systems D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Information Technology

About

Technology has infiltrated every part of our daily routine – in the workplace and at home. That same technology must be managed and maintained.

Graduates from the Mike Cottrell College of Business bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in information systems are prepared to manage the infrastructure of technology and the practical applications of technology to support organizations and create value.

Students in the computer information systems degree program take courses in communications, business management, mathematics, database administration and network theory and design. Taking these courses provide graduates with the background to effectively plan, construct and implement technological solutions that drive their organizations forward.

Graduates from the B.B.A. in information systems program go on to work in positions in information technology, software infrastructure, information assurance and security, systems analysis, and database administration.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. A traditional office environment can be expected in most. 

Computer & Information Systems Managers: median annual wage per year $120,950 / $58.15 per hour

Computer Systems Analysts: median annual wage per year $79,680 / $38.31 per hour

Database Administration: median annual wage per year $77,080 / $37.06 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer and information systems managers will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks.
  • Employment of computer systems analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in cloud computing, cybersecurity, and mobile networks will increase demand for these workers.
  • Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

International Affairs

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CCumming
DDahlonega
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OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to international affairs at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in International Affairs D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs

About

The International Affairs program is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the international system along with a focus on the multiple facets of global issues. Examples of issues covered under this major are globalization, economic development, war and peace, international law, and governmental systems. The degree provides students the research and analytical skills to help them to advance in their profession, begin to explore a career in international affairs, or go onto to earn a Masters of Arts degree in International Affairs.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to International Affairs:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting. Travel abroad can also be expected with careers in International Affairs.

Public Relations Specialist: median annual wage per year $54,170 / $26.04 per hour

Management Analysts: median annual wage per year $78,600 / $37.79 per hour

Public Relations & Fundraising Managers: median annual wage per year $95,450 / $45.89 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of political consultants is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10-year period. Political scientists should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.
  • Employment of management analysts is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for the services of these workers will grow as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs.
  • Employment of public relations and fundraising managers is projected to grow 13% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of public relations managers will be driven by the need for organizations to maintain their public image in a high-information age and with the growth of social media. The need to raise funds for non-profit organizations will require more fundraising managers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Journalism

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CCumming
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to journalism at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to journalism

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Journalism G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

About

The Communication, Media & Journalism Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with three concentrations: Film & Digital Media Production, Organizational Leadership, and Multimedia Journalism. The department also offers Associate of Arts degrees with pathways in communication, media Studies, and journalism, and minors in journalism, film Production, and communication. Each degree provides a strong interdisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts and either prepares students for a career in digital media production, filmmaking, journalism, public relations, organizational leadership or other communication-related professions or to transfer to other programs.

The journalism  pathway introduces students to journalistic writing and multimedia journalism production and develops an understanding of legal and ethical journalism.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism is a forward-thinking program of study that grounds students in professional ethics and principles of responsible journalism while preparing them for a rapidly converging and evolving field. 

The Communication, Media & Journalism department hosts nationally recognized debate and mediation teams, award-winning student news organizations, a student radio station, and a student film association, all of which support our mission to foster strong communication skills in a global, multicultural environment.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Journalism:

Pre-Law

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-law at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration D G College of Arts & Letters
English
B.A. in English with Writing & Publication Concentration D G College of Arts & Letters
English
B.A. in English with Teaching Certification D College of Arts & Letters
English
B.A. in History D G College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.B.A in Accounting D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law
B.B.A. in Finance D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance
B.B.A in Information Systems D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Information Technology
B.B.A. in Management D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing
B.B.A. Marketing D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in Pre-Law D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-law

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Law G College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in Law  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in Pre-Law.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Lawyer: median annual wage per year $113,530 / $54.58 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Management

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CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to management at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.B.A. in Management D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing

About

The Mike Cottrell College of Business bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in management provides courses in a variety of business management fields so graduates leave the college with an understanding of:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Operations Management
  • Statistical Methods

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Management:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases. 

Sales Managers: median annual wage per year $105,260 / $50.60 per hour (2012).

Administrative Services Managers: median annual wage per year $81,080 / $38.98 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Sales Managers: Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 8% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.
  • Administrative Services Managers: Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Marketing

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CCumming
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to marketing at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.B.A. Marketing D Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to marketing

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business Administration C G O Mike Cottrell College of Business
Business & Finance

About

The Mike Cottrell College of Business bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) in marketing provides students with the skills for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers both internally and externally. In order to be successful in marketing, graduates must be able to clearly communicate and present, plan in advance, think independently and strategically, work well in teams, and complete the analysis and research necessary to be successful in their positions. Potential careers with a marketing degree:

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Planning
  • Market Research
  • Mobile Marketing Manager
  • Marketing / Advertising Manager
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Creative Technologist

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Marketing:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases. 

Advertising, Promotions, & Marketing Managers: median annual wage per year $115,750 / $55.65 per hour (2012).

Market Research Analysts: median annual wage per year $60,300 / $28.99 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Advertising, Promotions, & Marketing Managers: Employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Advertising, promotions, and marketing will continue to be essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.
  • Market Research Analysts: Employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries, to understand the needs and wants of customers, and to measure the effectiveness of marketing and business strategies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Mathematics

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to mathematics at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Mathematics D College of Science & Mathematics
Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program D College of Science & Mathematics
Mathematics
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D College of Science & Mathematics
Teacher Education

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to mathematics

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Mathematics G College of Science & Mathematics
Mathematics

About

A degree in mathematics will prepare you with critical thinking skills to work in a multitude of fields. These fields can include but are not limited to Statistics, Actuarial Sciences, Mathematical Modeling, Education, Engineering, and Cryptography. 

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Mathematics:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, 40+ hours per week. In 2012, about 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting. In some cases there will be nontraditional work settings that may include long periods of standing and walking.  

Actuaries: median annual wage per year $93,680 / $45.04 per hour

Civil Engineer: median annual wage per year $79,340 / $38.14 per hour

High School Teacher: median annual wage per year $55,050 

Job Placement

  • Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 26% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price, and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new risks.
  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Media Studies

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CCumming
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to media studies at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Film & Digital Media Production G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to media studies

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Journalism G College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism
Media Studies G O College of Arts & Letters
Communication, Media & Journalism

About

The Communication, Media & Journalism Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with three concentrations: Film & Digital Media Production, Organizational Leadership, and Multimedia Journalism. The department also offers Associate of Arts pathways in Communication, Media Studies, and Journalism, and Minors in Journalism, Film Production, and Communication. Each degree provides a strong interdisciplinary grounding in the liberal arts and either prepares students for a career in digital media production, filmmaking, journalism, public relations, organizational leadership or other communication-related professions or to transfer to other programs.

The Media Studies pathway introduces students to broadcast, video and sound production, filmmaking, and media analysis.

The Communication, Media & Journalism department hosts nationally recognized debate and mediation teams, award-winning student news organizations, a student radio station, and a student film association, all of which support our mission to foster strong communication skills in a global, multicultural environment.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Media Studies:

Pre-Medical Studies

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CCumming
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OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-medical studies at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-medical studies

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Medicine G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in Medicine  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in a medical career.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Physician/Surgeon: median annual wage per year $187,200 / $90.00 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Modern Languages

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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to modern languages at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Modern Languages: Arabic Language & Literature D College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: Chinese Language & Literature D College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: French Language and Literature D College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: French with Business Emphasis D College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: Spanish Language & Literature D College of Arts & Letters
Spanish
B.A. in Modern Languages: Spanish with Business Emphasis D College of Arts & Letters
Spanish

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to modern languages

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Modern Languages G College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages

About

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers major programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages with concentrations in Arabic, Chinese, French, and French with Business Emphasis. These degrees are designed to develop proficiency in the target language while introducing the student to the culture, history, and literature of their respective countries of study. The B.A. in French with Business Emphasis builds upon the study of culture, history, and literature by including coursework in accounting, business administration, and marketing in an international context. The A.A. degree with a pathway in Modern Languages is essentially comprised of the Core Curriculum requirements for Areas A-E, plus the Area F requirements for regular Modern Languages degrees. The Department offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, and Russian, and coursework is also available in Italian, Japanese, and Latin language in either regular classroom settings or through a self-instructional model that complies with the standards of NASILP (the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs).

The Chinese Language Flagship Program is designed for undergraduate students who are highly interested in Chinese language and culture. Graduates of The Language Flagship program will take their place among the next generation of global professionals by bringing a superior level of proficiency in Chinese to their work and contributing their skills to U.S. competitiveness and national security.

The Language Flagship program at the University of North Georgia was established in 2011 as a pilot ROTC program. The program is designed to provide intensive Chinese language education in conjunction with students’ planned ROTC program requirements.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. A traditional office environment can be expected in most cases.

Interpreters & Translators: median annual wage per year $45,430 / $26.89 per hour

Advertising, Promotions, & Marketing Managers: median annual wage per year $115,750 / $55.65 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increasing globalization and by large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification.
  • Employment of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Advertising, promotions, and marketing will continue to be essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Music

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CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to music at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Music D College of Arts & Letters
Music
B.S. in Music Education(Choral Track) D College of Arts & Letters
Music
B.S. in Music Education(Instrumental Track) D College of Arts & Letters
Music

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to music

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Music G College of Arts & Letters
Music

About

The University of North Georgia offers a full range of music classes and performance opportunities for all university students, regardless of major. A wide variety of vocal and instrumental groups are open to the entire student body.

In addition, the music program offers a unique opportunity to pursue a career in music in a program small enough for personalized instruction yet large enough to provide a variety of ensembles and special activities. We offer four distinct degree programs in music including the Associate of Arts with a pathway in Music, the Bachelor of Arts in Music, and the Bachelor of Science in Music Education.

The Department of Music presents many public performances each year. Student ensemble performances, student and faculty recitals, and world-class guest artist concerts are held on the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses, and in community venues throughout the northeast Georgia region.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. Additional time may need to be attributed to practice and performances.  

Careers & Salaries

Musicians and singers often perform in settings such as concert halls, arenas, and clubs. In some cases one can expect long periods of standing.    

Musicians & Singers: median annual wage $23.50 per hour

Music Directors & Composers: median annual wage per year $47,350 / $22.77 per hour

High School Teacher: median annual wage per year $55,050 

Job Placement

  • Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to increases in demand for musical performances. Digital downloads and streaming platforms make it easier for fans to listen to recordings and view performances.
  • Employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. The number of people attending musical performances, such as symphonies and concerts, and theatrical performances, such as ballets and musical theater, is expected to increase moderately.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Nursing

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CCumming
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to nursing at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S.N. Nursing (BSN) D G College of Health Sciences & Professions
Nursing
B.S.N. Nursing (RN to BSN) D G College of Health Sciences & Professions
Nursing

About

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program builds on a solid foundation of two years of liberal arts and sciences as prerequisites followed by immersion in two years of nursing course work. The Program prepares professional nurses to be nurse generalists with the knowledge and skills to practice in acute and community settings. Baccalaureate graduates will be eligible to sit for the licensure exam (NCLEX) required for practice as a nurse.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect a five day a week commitment to include class and/or clinicals. Students are encourages to register for 15 credit hours per semester to allow timely graduation.  

Careers & Salaries

Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in correctional facilities, schools, or serve in the military.

The median annual wage for registered nurses in May 2012 was $65,470 per year / $31.48 per hour.

Job Placement

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022*, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-occupational therapy at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry
B.S. in Psychology D G College of Arts & Letters
Psychological Science

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-occupational therapy

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Occupational Therapy G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in occupational therapy  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming an Occupational Therapist

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Occupational Therapist: median annual wage per year $75,400 / $36.25 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Paralegal Studies

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to paralegal studies at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A.S. in Paralegal Studies D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law

Associate Degree(s)

Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Paralegal (Associate of Applied Science) G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law

About

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Management with a concentration in Paralegal Studies degree recognizes the growing need in the paralegal profession for a four year degree. This degree will prepare graduates to enter into and be competitive with holders of other bachelor degrees in finding gainful employment in the legal field. Advanced paralegal courses along with the opportunity to take courses in management and business will help students utilize their specific expertise with new technology skills.

The goal of the paralegal program is not only to train students in the practical application of legal theory, but to fine tune their analytical, communication and organizational skills, while always being aware of the unauthorized practice of law prohibition. Paralegals must always work under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants: median annual wage per year $46,990 / $22.59 per hour

Job Placement

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Pharmacy

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-pharmacy at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-pharmacy

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Pharmacy G College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in pharmacy  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a pharmacist.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Pharmacist: median annual wage per year $116,670 / $56.09 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Philosophy

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to philosophy

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Philosophy G College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy

About

Philosophy is one of the best ways of enriching your life, even as it prepares you for life.

  • It broadens the range of things that you can understand and enjoy.
  • It makes a substantial contribution to your expressive powers.
  • It enhances your self-knowledge, foresight, and sense of direction in life.
  • It provides special pleasures of insight to your reading and conversation.
  • It can lead to self-discovery, an expansion of consciousness, and self-renewal.
  • It nurtures individuality and self-esteem.
  • It brings you into contact with the most important and fundamental human questions.
  • It helps you to live a more fully human life by demanding that you confront these questions.

Philosophy's critical skills offer the best defense against foolishness and falsehoods.

  • It allows you to see through cultural and intellectual fads.
  • It protects you from the often empty posturing of politicians.
  • It insulates you from the often inane prattling of media pundits and commentators.
  • It defends you from the slippery claims of advertisers and salespeople.
  • It protects you from foolish opinions and everyday nonsense.

[Adapted with permission from "Why Study Philosophy?” University of Detroit Mercy Philosophy Department]

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Physical Education

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to physical education at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Athletic Training Education D College of Education
Health & Physical Education
B.S. in Health & Physical Education D G College of Education
Health & Physical Education
B.S. in Health & Physical Education with Exercise Science emphasis D College of Education
Health & Physical Education
B.S. in Physical Education with Emphasis in Teacher Certification D College of Education
Teacher Education

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to physical education

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Exercise Science G College of Education
Health & Physical Education
Health & Physical Education G College of Education
Health & Physical Education

About

The exercise science emphasis area within the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to prepare students to be effective and competitive in clinical, corporate and fitness settings. The program is also designed to prepare students for professional organization certifications and post-graduate studies in exercise science or other health-related disciplines.

The curriculum within the program is designed around the behavioral objectives and standards established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The exercise science provides educational experiences for students pursuing careers in clinical settings (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation, physical or occupational therapy), health promotion, corporate wellness, or strength and conditioning.

All students admitted will have an initial assessment addressing their competencies in the areas of knowledge, skills and dispositions as well as having a fitness assessment. Students gain practical experience through an internship in an area of career interest during the culmination of the formal education. The internship program is designed to provide quality educational opportunities along with quality adult supervision to assist the student in gaining valuable experience in the profession.

Applications for admittance into the Physical Education (Exercise Science) program will only be accepted once per year

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. In addition to class and course work, teacher observation, student teaching, service learning, and internship can be expected.

Careers & Salaries

Many settings can be expected and include classrooms, gyms, and athletic fields. Depending on the environment both long periods of standing and sitting can be experienced. A traditional office setting can also be expected.

Middle School Teachers: median annual wage per year $53,430

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,050

Job Placement

  • Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is projected due to expected increases in enrollment combined with declines in student–teacher ratios. However, employment growth will vary by region.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
 
Pre-Physical Therapy

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-physical therapy at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-physical therapy

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Exercise Science G College of Education
Health & Physical Education
Pre-Physical Therapy G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in physical therapy  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a physical therapist.

UNG offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Physical Therapist: median annual wage per year $79,860 / $38.39 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Physician's Assistant

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-physician's assistant at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-physician's assistant

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Physician's Assistant G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree as a physician's assistant  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a physician's assistant.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Physician's Assistant: median annual wage per year $90.930 / $43.72 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Physics

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to physics at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Physics D College of Science & Mathematics
Physics
B.S. Physics/Engineering Dual Degree D College of Science & Mathematics
Physics

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to physics

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Physics G College of Science & Mathematics
Physics

About

The B.S. degree in physics prepares students for graduate studies in physics and related fields, employment in various technical positions and secondary physics education.  The B.S. degree is offered on the Dahlonega campus, but students may begin their studies on another UNG campus and complete the degree in Dahlonega.  Students wanting to obtain secondary education teacher certification in physics usually complete the B.S. degree in physics and then get certified through the post-baccalaureate or Master of Arts in teaching program in the College of Education.

The Department of Physics also offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive both a bachelor's degree in physics from UNG and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, or Mercer University.  Students begin their studies at UNG and after completing a specified 90-credit-hour curriculum, transfer to the engineering college where they complete a degree in engineering.  When the engineering degree is completed, the students receive a second bachelor’s degree from UNG.

Students seeking a bachelor of engineering degree also may begin their college studies at UNG through the Regents Engineering Transfer Program (RETP) or may take a pre-engineering curriculum.  Upon successful completion of the pre-engineering curriculum, RETP students transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology or Georgia Southern University to complete the engineering degree requirements. Non-RETP pre-engineering students take the pre-engineering curriculum and then apply for transfer to the engineering school of their choice. For details see the Engineering Programs section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Physics:

Careers & Salaries

Physicists work in a variety of areas from basic research at universities and government laboratories to education to healthcare to manufacturing to consulting and analysis firms. Because many of the job titles held by Physicists do not include the word physicist, it is often difficult to identify physicists and gather good data on what physicists do and how much they earn.

In recent years, about 40% of all bachelor’s degree recipients enter the workforce immediately after graduation. About 35% of all bachelor degree recipients pursue graduate degrees in Physics or Astronomy and about one 20% pursue a graduate degree in some other field. Typically, less than 5% are unemployed.

For Physicists that immediately pursue careers immediately after completing bachelor’s degrees, the typical starting salaries have a wide range. They start as low as $40,000 for those employed in non-technical jobs to $65,000/year for those working in private companies that are involved in science and technology endeavors.

The job outlook for all fields is certainly not as positive as it was just a short time ago, however careers for physicists are still holding strong. The job growth for the field is expected to be 7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Openings due to retirement or career changes are not included in this number.

http://www.careersinphysics.org/facts.cfm

Job Placement

  • Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.
  • Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Some aerospace engineers work on projects that are related to national defense and thus require security clearances. This requirement will help to keep jobs in the United States.
  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads, and upgrade levees and dams.
  • Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be strong because an aging population is likely to need more medical care and because of increased public awareness of biomedical engineering advances and their benefits.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Political Science

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to political science at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Political Science D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs
B.S. in Political Science D G College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in American Politics D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in Pre-Law D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to political science

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Political Science G College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs

About

Political Science is a program that focuses on the systematic analysis of political institutions, behavior, and activity. A Bachelor's degree in political science will give you a broad understanding of not just American government but also world governments and other political institutions and interest groups. Topics covered under this major will include government & politics abroad, political theory, comparative government, economics, ethics from a global perspective, world religions, and other specific topics.  

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Political Science:

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting and/or court room setting. 

  • Paralegals & Legal Assistants: median annual wage per year $46,990 / $22.59 per hour
  • Sales Managers: median annual wage per year $105,260 / $50.60 per hour
  • Administrative Services Managers: median annual wage per year $81,080 / $38.98 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects.
  • Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 8% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.
  • Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Psychology

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to psychology at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Psychology D G College of Arts & Letters
Psychological Science

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to psychology

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Psychology G O College of Arts & Letters
Psychological Science

About

The B.S. in Psychology program provides students with rigorous training in the science of psychology. The core of this program include courses that give students a strong foundation in many areas of psychology and most importantly the application of these areas to solving real world problems. 

Graduates will be well prepared to enter graduate programs in all areas of psychology or pursue immediate employment in a variety of careers including business, the non-profit sector, government agencies, and more.

A psychology degree is flexible and adaptable to many career areas. Whether you are planning on getting a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree in Psychology, there are plenty of opportunities out there to use it!

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting.

High School Teacher: median annual wage per year $55,050 (2012).

Market Research Analysts: median annual wage per year $60,300 / $28.99 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.
  • Employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries, to understand the needs and wants of customers, and to measure the effectiveness of marketing and business strategies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Respiratory

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-respiratory at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Chemistry D College of Science & Mathematics
Chemistry/Biochemistry

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-respiratory

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Respiratory Therapy G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in respiratory therapy  may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a respiratory therapist.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Respiratory Therapist: median annual wage per year $55,870 / $26.86 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Social Work

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to social work

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Social Work G College of Arts & Letters
Sociology and Human Services

About

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers, clinical social workers, also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. The social work pathway will provide an introduction to the profession of social work, including the various fields of practice and current issues facing the profession. It will also give you the ground work to transition into a bachelor’s program and onward. 

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Sociology

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to sociology at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Sociology D G College of Arts & Letters
Sociology and Human Services

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to sociology

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Social Work G College of Arts & Letters
Sociology and Human Services
Sociology G O College of Arts & Letters
Sociology and Human Services

About

According to the American Sociological Association, “sociology provides many distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and critiquing the old. The field also offers a range of research techniques that can be applied to virtually any aspect of social life: street crime and delinquency, corporate downsizing, how people express emotions, welfare or education reform, how families differ and flourish, or problems of peace and war. Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is a rapidly expanding field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who craft policies and create programs. Sociologists understand social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance, and how social systems work.”

Sociology is:

  • A discipline within Social Sciences that has as its focus the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
  • The investigation of the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.
  • A major encompassing subject matter ranging from family relations to group conflict; from violent crime to religious practices; from inequalities of race, gender and social class to the shared values of a common culture; and from the sociology of education to the sociology of popular culture.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect traditional office work. 

Social Workers: median annual wage per year $44,200 / $21.25 per hour (2012).

Social & Community Services Managers: median annual wage per year $59,970 / $28.83 per hour (2012).

Market Research Analysts: median annual wage per year $60,300 / $28.99 per hour (2012).

Job Placement

  • Employment of social workers is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for health care and social services, but will vary by specialty.
  • Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population, and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.
  • Employment of market research analysts is projected to grow 32% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries, to understand the needs and wants of customers, and to measure the effectiveness of marketing and business strategies.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Sport Management

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to sport management

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Sport Management G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing

About

Sports play an important part in today’s cultural environment. In the United States alone, there are over 300 professional sports teams and organizations. Outside of professional sports organizations, opportunities abound in college, high school, and recreational front offices and locker rooms. Students considering a degree in sports management are seeking a chance to not just work with athletes, but also garner an understanding of the business of sports.

The Mike Cottrell College of Business associate of arts (A.A.) with a pathway in sports management provides students with the opportunity to explore a career in sports management through a solid foundation of business courses as well as courses in sports management and physical education. Graduates from the sports management pathway may then choose to explore their career further with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, physical education or choose to explore other universities with bachelor’s programs in sports management.

Graduates may also choose to move directly into sports management in positions such as front office manager, recreational sport managers, sports marketing, event management, facilities management, sports economics, sports finance, and sports information.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a varied office setting.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Teacher Education

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to teacher education at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in History with Teacher Certification D College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.S. in Art Education D College of Arts & Letters
Teacher Education
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D College of Science & Mathematics
Biology
B.S. in Chemistry with Secondary Education Track D College of Science & Mathematics
Teacher Education
B.S. in Early Childhood Education D G College of Education
Teacher Education
B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Special Education D College of Education
Teacher Education
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D College of Science & Mathematics
Teacher Education
B.S. in Middle Grades Education D College of Education
Teacher Education

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to teacher education

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Early Childhood Care and Education G College of Education
Teacher Education
English Education G College of Arts & Letters
Teacher Education
Health & Physical Education G College of Education
Health & Physical Education
Middle Grades Education G College of Education
Teacher Education

About

The University of North Georgia offers undergraduate programs in middle grades education, early childhood care and education (birth to K), early childhood education (grades P-5), and a dual major in early childhood and special education (P-5). The university also offers secondary education programs (grades 6-12) in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and history and offers programs leading to P-12 certification in art, music, and physical education.

The College of Education has contractual agreements with designated systems and schools for placement of teacher education students for field experiences and internships. Field placements are limited to those school sites.

All of UNG's teacher education programs are technology-embedded programs, designed to meet the state mandated technology required

Intership

The internship is that part of the pre-service education program in which the prospective teacher works full time in a cooperating school with an assigned cooperating teacher. Depending on the program, the Internship will take place during the last full year or the last entire semester of the program.

All Teacher Education candidates are required to successfully meet the state mandated technology requirement. A candidate can satisfy this requirement by completing a technology-embedded teacher education program. 

The Teacher Education Program of the University of North Georgia has state program approval through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and national accreditation through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. In addition to class and course work, teacher observation, student teaching, service learning, and internship can be expected.

Career Roadmaps

Career Roadmaps help students understand the relevance between education and the workforce.  The roadmaps are aligned with the Georgia Department of Education Career Clusters and Career Pathways that highlight the connection between career clusters in high schools and college majors at UNG.

Roadmaps related to Teacher Education:

Careers & Salaries

Classroom setting with both long periods of standing and sitting. Traditional office setting can also be expected.

Special Education Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,060

Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers: median annual wage per year $53,090

Middle School Teachers: median annual wage per year $53,430

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,050

Job Placement

  • Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by continued demand for special education services. Many job opportunities will stem from the need to replace teachers who leave the occupation.
  • Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to projected increases in enrollment as well as declines in student–teacher ratios. However, employment growth will vary by region.
  • Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is projected due to expected increases in enrollment combined with declines in student–teacher ratios. However, employment growth will vary by region.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Technology Management

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to technology management at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A.S. in Technology Management D G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Management, MIS and Marketing

Associate Degree(s)

Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Paralegal (Associate of Applied Science) G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law

About

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a major in Technology Management degree program prepares graduates to move into supervisory positions in businesses and industry, retail environments, law offices, and travel or tourism related businesses. Courses in management, marketing, and accounting help students blend their specific expertise with new technology skills. The curriculum combines experiential learning opportunities in the AAS degree with vital topics such as using technology to enhance management, marketing, personnel relations, professionalism, and quality control.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. 

Careers & Salaries

Most work full time, which is at least 40 hours per week. Individuals can expect a traditional office setting. 

  • Paralegals & Legal Assistants: median annual wage per year $46,990 / $22.59 per hour
  • Sales Managers: median annual wage per year $105,260 / $50.60 per hour
  • Administrative Services Managers: median annual wage per year $81,080 / $38.98 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects.
  • Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 8% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth of these managers will depend primarily on growth or contraction in the industries that employ them.
  • Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Theatre

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to theatre at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.F.A. Design and Technology for Theatre G College of Arts & Letters
Theatre

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to theatre

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Theatre G College of Arts & Letters
Theatre

About

The UNG Theatre Department collaborates heavily with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance (GTA), a unique collaboration between a public college and a private university, theatre professionals and the northeast Georgia community. This extraordinary alliance between the University of North Georgia (UNG) and Brenau University, which pools faculty talent and three state-of-the-art performance spaces, focuses on individualized training while emphasizing strong ensemble and support. GTA combines challenging course work (ACE Award for Academic Excellence) with a quality production program (ACTF National Finalist). 

The quality of production activity at GTA is far above that found at most colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In essence, GTA is a professional theatre attached to a college theatre program. This is a model found, almost exclusively, in highly competitive conservatory programs. Theatre majors from both institutions take classes together, on both campuses, as well as work together on all production projects.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class. In addition to class and course work, assisting with projects and theatre productions can be expected.  

Careers & Salaries

In this field work may not be constant and may vary project to project. Individuals can expect a studio, stage, and traditional office setting.   

Actors / Actresses: median annual wage per year $20.26 per hour

Producer & Directors: median annual wage per year $71,350 / $34.31 per hour

Film / Video Editors & Camera Operators: median annual wage per year $46,280 / $22.25 per hour

Job Placement

  • Employment of actors is projected to grow 4%   from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.
  • Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Some job growth in the motion picture and video industry is expected to stem from strong demand from the public for more movies and television shows, as well as an increased demand from foreign audiences for U.S.-produced films.
  • Employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 3% from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Pre-Veterinary

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-veterinary at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology D G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to pre-veterinary

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Pre-Veterinary Medicine G College of Science & Mathematics
Biology

About

Students wishing to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in veterinary medicine may consider one of the pre-professional bachelor’s pathways offered at UNG. These pathways are designed for students to apply for graduate school admission at UNG or other institutions. Students will research graduate schools for the appropriate admission requirements and work closely with their academic advisor to ensure the student completes the bachelor’s degree and courses necessary for admission into the program of their choice.

For many master’s or doctoral degrees, a student may choose any bachelor’s degree; however, some degrees are designed to align with the requirements for admission into the student’s program of choice. Bachelor’s degrees listed above are the most common undergraduate degree pathways taken by students with an interest in becoming a veterinarian.

Time Commitment

Full time students should expect to take an average of 15 credit hours per week with allotted time for studying for each course. A full time student should spend an additional 24 to 36 hours per week studying outside of class.

Careers & Salaries

Veterinarian: median annual wage per year $84,460 / $40.61 per hour

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Graduate programs at UNG have different admission requirements, application deadlines and tuition rates.  Select a program name or its catalog listing to learn more about UNG’s graduate offerings.  Contact Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding the application process.

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

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CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline
Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Gerontology Certificate Program Online College of Arts & Letters
Psychological Science
Master of Arts in International Affairs Online College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs
Master of Arts with a major in History D College of Arts & Letters
History - Anthropology - Philosophy
Master of Public Administration D College of Arts & Letters
Political Science & International Affairs
Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice Online College of Arts & Letters
Criminal Justice
Master of Arts in Teaching C D College of Education
Teacher Education
Master of Education in Middle Grades Math and Science Online College of Education
Teacher Education
Master of Education with a major in Early Childhood Education D G College of Education
Teacher Education
Master of Science with a major in Physical Education Online College of Education
Health & Physical Education
Teacher Certificate Endorsement in English to Speakers of Foreign Languages (ESOL) D Online College of Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Certificate Endorsement in Gifted Education Online College of Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Certificate Endorsement in Reading Education Online College of Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Certificate Educational Leadership Add-On C D G College of Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Certificate Post Baccalaureate Initial Certification C College of Education
Teacher Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Physical Therapy
Master of Science with a major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Nursing
Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Nursing
Master of Business Administration C G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Master of Business Administration

Graduate programs at UNG have different admission requirements, application deadlines and tuition rates.  Select a program name or its catalog listing to learn more about UNG’s graduate offerings.  Contact Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding the application process.

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline
Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Geographic Information Systems Certificate G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis
Health Care Administration Certificate D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Health Information Administration Certificate D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Environmental Sciences Certificate G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies Certificate G Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis
Environmental Health
Paralegal Studies Certificate G Mike Cottrell College of Business
Accounting and Law
Spanish Translation Certificate D College of Arts & Letters
Modern & Classical Languages
Theatre & Entertainment Technology Certificate G College of Arts & Letters
Theatre
Military Leadership Certificate D College of Arts & Letters
Military Science
Gerontology Certificate Program Online College of Arts & Letters
Psychological Science
Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner D College of Health Sciences & Professions
Nursing
Teacher Certificate Educational Leadership Add-On C D G College of Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Certificate Post Baccalaureate Initial Certification C College of Education
Teacher Education

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