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College of Arts

Bachelor’s Degrees may be started on any campus and can only be completed in Dahlonega or Gainesville (coded below).

Associate Degrees may be started on any campus except Dahlonega and can be completed in Gainesville and Oconee (coded below). Read about UNG internal transfer policies.

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 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 $61,220 / $29.43 per hour (2015)

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers: median annual wager per year $46,710 / $22.46 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of anthropologists and archeologists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Overall employment of archivists, curators, museum technicians, and conservators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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 Visual Arts
B.A. in Art with Concentration Graphic Design D Visual Arts
B.A. in Studio Art D G Visual Arts
B.S. in Art Education D Teacher Education
B.S. in Art Marketing D 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 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 $46,900 / $22.55 per hour (2015)
Art Director: median annual wage per year $89,760 / $43.15 per hour (2015)
Photographers: median annual wage per year $31,710 / $15.24 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of graphic designers is projected to grow 1 percent from 2014 to 2024, with little or no change. Graphic designers are expected to face strong competition for available positions.
  • Employment of art directors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

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 Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Organizational Leadership G Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with Public Relations Concentration G 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 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 in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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.

Careers and Salaries

Most work full time, which is usually 40 hours per week. Work environments can include newsrooms, business offices, non-profits, and more.

Public Relations Specialists: median annual wage per year $56,770 / $27.29 per hour (2015)
Training and Development Managers: median annual wage per year $102,640 / $49.35 per hour (2015)
Broadcast News Analysts: median annual wage per year $89,240 / $42.90 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

Job Outlook 

  • Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of broadcast news analysts is projected to grow 6.5 percent from 2014 to 2024.

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:

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 Criminal Justice
B.S. in Criminal Justice with Forensics concentration D 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 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 $60,270  / $28.97 per hour (2015)

Forensic Science Technicians: median annual wage per year $56,320 / $27.08 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of police and detectives is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

English

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 english at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration D G English
B.A. in English with Writing & Publication Concentration D G English
B.A. in English with Teaching Certification D 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 English
English Education G 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 $60,250 / $28.97 per hour (2015)

Editors: median annual wage per year $56,010 / $26.93 per hour (2015)

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $57,200 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Film & Digital Media

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 film & digital media at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Film & Digital Media G 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 $55,740 / $26.80 per hour (2015)

Producers and Directors: median annual wage per year $68,440 / $32.91 per hour (2015)

Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers: median annual wage per year $124,850 / $60.03 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of film and video editors and camera operators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster 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 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

History

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 history at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in History D G History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.A. in History with Teacher Certification D 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 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 $57,200 (2015)

Historian: median annual wage per year $55,800 / $26.83 per hour (2015)

Lawyers: median annual wage per year $115,820 / $55.69 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, as fast as 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 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 6 percent 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Human Services Delivery and 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 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 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 $30,830 / $14.82 per hour (2015)

Social & Community Services Managers: median annual wage per year $63,530 / $30.54 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

International Affairs

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 international affairs at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in International Affairs D 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 $56,770 / $27.29 per hour (2015)

Management Analysts: median annual wage per year $81,320 / $39.10 per hour (2015) 

Public Relations & Fundraising Managers: median annual wage per year $104,140 / $50.07 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of political consultants is projected to decline by 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. 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 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Journalism

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 journalism at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G 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 O 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 in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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.

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 $60,250 / $28.97 per hour (2015)

Editors: median annual wage per year $56,010 / $26.93 per hour (2015)

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $57,200 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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 Journalism:

Pre-Law

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-law at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.A. in English with a Literature Concentration D G English
B.A. in English with Writing & Publication Concentration D G English
B.A. in English with Teaching Certification D English
B.A. in History D G History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in Pre-Law D 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 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 $115,820 / $55.69 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Media 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 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 Communication, Media & Journalism
B.A. in Communication with concentration in Multimedia Journalism G 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 O Communication, Media & Journalism
Media Studies G O 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 in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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.

Careers & Salaries

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

Writers and Authors: median wage per year $60,250 / $28.97 per hour (2015)

Broadcast News Analysts: median wage per year $89,240 / $42.90 per hour (2015)

Public Relations Specialists: median wage per year $56,770 / $27.29 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

Job Outlook 

  • Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of broadcast news analysts is projected to grow 6.5 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of public relations specialists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024. 

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:

Modern Languages

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
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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 Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: Chinese Language & Literature D Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: Chinese for Global Professionals D Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: French Language and Literature D Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: French with Business Emphasis D Modern & Classical Languages
B.A. in Modern Languages: Spanish Language & Literature D Spanish
B.A. in Modern Languages: Spanish with Business Emphasis D 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 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 $44,190 / $21.24 per hour (2015) 

Advertising, Promotions, & Marketing Managers: median annual wage per year $124,850 / $60.03 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Music

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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 Music
B.S. in Music Education(Choral Track) D Music
B.S. in Music Education(Instrumental Track) D 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 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 degree in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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 $24.20 per hour (2015)

Music Directors & Composers: median annual wage per year $49,820 / $23.95 per hour (2015)

High School Teacher: median annual wage per year $57,200 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Nursing

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Gerontology Certificate - Undergraduate Online Sociology and Human Services

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 encouraged 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.

Registered Nurse: median annual wage per year $67,490 / $32.45 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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
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Bachelor's Degree(s) related to pre-occupational therapy at UNG

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Psychology D G Psychological Science

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 $80,150 / $38.54 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 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 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. 

Writers and authors: median annual wage per year $60,250 / $28.97 per hour (2015)
Historian: median annual wage per year $55,800 / $26.83 per hour (2015) 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

Job Outlook

  • Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of historians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024.

 

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Political Science D G Political Science & International Affairs
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in American Politics D Political Science & International Affairs
B.S. in Political Science with Concentration in Pre-Law D 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 Online 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 $48,810 / $23.47 per hour (2015)
  • Sales Managers: median annual wage per year $113,860 / $54.74 per hour (2015)
  • Administrative Services Managers: median annual wage per year $86,110 / $41.40 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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 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 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 $57,200 (2015)

Market Research Analysts: median annual wage per year $62,150 / $29.88 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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 Online 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. 

Careers & Salaries

Social Worker: median wage per year $45,900 / $22.07 per hour (2015)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

Job Outlook

  • Employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024.
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 Sociology and Human Services
Gerontology Certificate - Undergraduate Online 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 Online Sociology and Human Services
Sociology G O Online 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 $45,900 / $22.07 per hour (2015)

Social & Community Services Managers: median annual wage per year $63,530 / $30.54 per hour (2015)

Market Research Analysts: median annual wage per year $62,150 / $29.88 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Teacher Education

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CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
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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 History - Anthropology - Philosophy
B.S. in Art Education D 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
English Education G 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

Internship

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 $56,800 (2015)

Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers: median annual wage per year $54,550 (2015)

Middle School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,860 (2015)

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,900 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Theatre

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CCumming
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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 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 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 $18.80 per hour (2015)

Producer & Directors: median annual wage per year $68,440 / $32.91 per hour (2015)

Film / Video Editors & Camera Operators: median annual wage per year $55,740 / $26.80 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of actors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster 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 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 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
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Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Gerontology Certificate - Graduate Online Sociology and Human Services
Master of Arts in International Affairs Online Political Science & International Affairs
Master of Arts with a major in History D History - Anthropology - Philosophy
Master of Public Administration D Political Science & International Affairs
Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice Online Criminal Justice

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
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Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Spanish Translation Certificate D Modern & Classical Languages
Theatre & Entertainment Technology Certificate G Theatre
Military Leadership Certificate D Military Science
Gerontology Certificate - Graduate Online Sociology and Human Services
Gerontology Certificate - Undergraduate Online Sociology and Human Services
College of Math and Science

Bachelor’s Degrees may be started on any campus and can only be completed in Dahlonega or Gainesville (coded below).

Associate Degrees may be started on any campus except Dahlonega and can be completed in Gainesville and Oconee (coded below). Read about UNG internal transfer policies.

Agriculture

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
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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.
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Agriculture-Avian Biology (Science Track) G
Agriculture-General G
Agriculture-Poultry Science (Business Track) G

About

As part of the requirements for an associate degree in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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 degree in core curriculum 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. 

Agricultural and Food Scientists: median annual wage per year $62,470 / $30.03 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 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 Agriculture:

Biology

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D

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
Biology G

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 $59,680 / $28.69 per hour (2015).

Biologist Technician: median annual wage per year $41,650 / $20.02 per hour (2015).

Environmental Scientist & Specialist: median annual wage per year $67,460 / $32.43 per hour (2015).

Job Outlook

  • Employment of zoologists and wildlife biologists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Chemistry

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S in Chemistry with Concentration in Biochemistry D
B.S. in Chemistry/Engineering Dual Degree
B.S. in Chemistry D
B.S. in Chemistry with Concentration in Chemical Physics D

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
Chemistry G

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 in core curriculum with pathway courses related to 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 $72,610 / $34.91 per hour (2015)

Chemical Engineers: median annual wage per year $97,360 / $46.81 per hour (2015)

Chemical Technicians: median annual wage per year $44,660 / $21.47 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of chemists and materials scientists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, about slower than 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, 2016-2017 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:

Pre-Dentistry

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G

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 $158,310 / $76.11 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Engineering Transfer Program

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Chemistry/Engineering Dual Degree
B.S. in Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program D
B.S. Physics/Engineering Dual Degree D

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
Engineering G
Engineering Technology G

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 $83,590 / $40.19 per hour (2015)

Aerospace Engineers: median annual wage per year $107,830 / $51.84 per hour (2015)

Civil Engineers: median annual wage per year $82,220 / $39.53 per hour (2015)

Biomedical Engineers: median annual wage per year $86,220 / $41.45 per hour (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, as fast as 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 decline 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. 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 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 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
Geology G O

About

Geology is the study of the Earth. Geology describes planets’ composition and the processes operating within and on its surface, its history and life. Geologists seek to understand these processes and answer practical questions using a wide array of scientific and engineering techniques ranging from field mapping, geophysical measurements, geochemical analyses, biological studies, earth and space-bound remote sensing.

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 geoscientists split their time between working in offices and laboratories and working outdoors. Doing research and investigations outdoors is commonly called "fieldwork" and can require irregular working hours and extensive travel to remote locations. 

Geoscientists: median annual wage per year $89,700 / $43.13 per hour (2015)

Geological and Petroleum Technicians: median annual wage per  year $55,610 / $26.13 per hour (2015)

Mining and Geological Engineers: $94,040 / $45.21 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of geological and petroleum technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of mining and geological engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Mathematics

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Mathematics D
B.S. in Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program D
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D

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
Mathematics G

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. 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 $97,070 / $46.67 per hour (2015)

Civil Engineer: median annual wage per year $82,220 / $39.53 per hour (2015)

High School Teacher: median annual wage per year $57,200 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Pre-Medical Studies

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Chemistry D

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 (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Pre-Occupational Therapy

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Chemistry D

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 $80,150 / $38.54 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Pre-Pharmacy

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Chemistry D

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 $121,500 / $58.41 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Pre-Physical Therapy

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G

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 $84,020 / $40.40 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Pre-Physician's Assistant

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Chemistry D

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 $98,180 / $47.20 per hour (2015)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Physics

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Physics D
B.S. Physics/Engineering Dual Degree D

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
Physics G

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 percent of all bachelor’s degree recipients enter the workforce immediately after graduation. About 35 percent of all bachelor degree recipients pursue graduate degrees in Physics or Astronomy and about one 20 percent pursue a graduate degree in some other field. Typically, less than 5 percent 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 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Openings due to retirement or career changes are not included in this number.

Physicists and astronomers: median annual salary $110,980 / $53.36 (2015)

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

Job Outlook

  • Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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 decline by 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. 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 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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, 2016-2017 Edition

 

Pre-Respiratory

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Biology D G
B.S. in Chemistry D

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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 $57,790 / $27.78 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 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
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D

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

Internship

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 $56,800 (2015)

Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers: median annual wage per year $54,550 (2015)

Middle School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,860 (2015)

High School Teachers: median annual wage per year $55,900 (2015)

Job Outlook

  • Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, 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 percent from 2014 to 2024, about 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, 2016-2017 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
B.S. in Biology D G

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 $88,490 / $42.54 per hour (2015)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
Department of Math

Bachelor’s Degrees may be started on any campus and can only be completed in Dahlonega or Gainesville (coded below).

Associate Degrees may be started on any campus except Dahlonega and can be completed in Gainesville and Oconee (coded below). Read about UNG internal transfer policies.

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)

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus
B.S. in Mathematics D
B.S. in Mathematics/Engineering Dual Degree Program D

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathways Catalog Campus
Mathematics G

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