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Type 1: Grouped by Areas of Study (Undergraduate Degrees Only)

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.

Athletic Training

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Athletic Training Education D Kinesiology

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

About

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

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

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

Time Commitment

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

Careers & Salaries

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

Athletic Trainers & Exercise Physiologists: median annual wage per year $44,670 (2015)

Job Outlook

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

Employment of athletic trainers and exercise physiologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As people become more aware of sports-related injuries at a young age, demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase, most significantly in colleges, universities, and youth leagues.

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

 

Biology

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D Biology

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

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

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

 

Exercise Science

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

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

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

About

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

Time Commitment

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

Careers & Salaries

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

Physical Therapist: median wage per year $84,020 / $40.40 per hour (2015)
Occupational Therapist: median wage per year $80,150 / $39.54 per hour (2015)
Athletic Trainer: median wage per year $44,670 (2015)

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

Job Outlook 

  • Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow by 34 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024.

 

Health and Physical Education

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Fitness D G Kinesiology

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

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

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

About

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

Time Commitment

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

Careers & Salaries

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

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

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

 

Mathematics

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D Mathematics

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

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

 

Physical Education

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Athletic Training Education D Kinesiology
B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Health and Fitness D G Kinesiology
B.S. in Kinesiology with Exercise Science emphasis D Kinesiology
B.S. in Kinesiology with Emphasis in Teacher Certification D Teacher Education

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

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

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

About

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

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

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

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

Time Commitment

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

Careers & Salaries

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

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

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

Job Outlook

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

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

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

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

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
Teacher Education

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

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D Biology
B.S. in Elementary and Special Education D Teacher Education
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D Mathematics
B.S. in Middle Grades 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
Early Childhood Care and Education G Teacher Education
Kinesiology G Kinesiology
Middle Grades Education G 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

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

 

Type 2: Simple Degree Listing

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.

Bachelor Degree(s)

Bachelor Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
B.S. in Biology with Secondary Education Track D College of Science & Mathematics
B.S. in Elementary and Special Education D College of Education
B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification D College of Science & Mathematics
B.S. in Middle Grades Education D College of Education
B.S. in Kinesiology with Emphasis in Teacher Certification D College of Education

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.
Pathway Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Early Childhood Care and Education G College of Education
Middle Grades Education G College of Education
Secondary Education G College of 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
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