Undergraduate Catalog

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia  30460
General Information:  (912) 478-5611
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Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialists and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at:

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

or call 404-679-4500 (http://www.sacscoc.org) for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Southern University.    

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

How to Use This Catalog

The Georgia Southern University General Catalog is an information book and reference guide dealing with different aspects of the University - its policies, facilities, degree programs, course offerings, services, and faculty.

The statements set forth in this Catalog are for information purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between the students and this institution. 

While the provisions of this Catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Georgia Southern University reserves the right to change any provision listed herein, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students.  Every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes.  Information on changes will be available in the Office of the Registrar.  Ultimately, each student is responsible for keeping himself or herself apprised of current graduation requirements in his or her particular degree program.  While academic advisors should be consulted regularly, students are responsible for the completion of their chosen degree programs.

If you have suggestions for improving this Catalog, please contact us at (912) 478-8043.

Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

It continues to be the policy of Georgia Southern University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity to all employees, students, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.  This policy extends to participation in any of Georgia Southern’s programs.  Questions regarding this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to the

Director of EEO and Title IX
P.O. Box 8035
Statesboro, GA  30460-8035

(912) 478-5136

Accommodations for Individuals With Disabilities

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Georgia Southern University will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Students must self disclose any disability for which an accommodation is being sought to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) before academic or other accommodations can be implemented. For additional information, please call the Director of EEO and Title IX at (912) 478-5136 / TDD (912) 478-0273 or the SDRC Director at (912) 478-1566 / TDD (912) 478-0666.  The TDD phone numbers are intended for individuals with hearing impairments.

Student Notification Policy

All Georgia Southern University students are provided with an e-mail address within 24 hours of student registration.  E-mail addresses are the official means of communications between the University and the student.  It is the student's responsibility to check his/her e-mail each school day for administrative messages.  There is no justifiable excuse for failure to respond to a University communication or failure to act on a University communication in a timely manner.