May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Academic Resources

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is Georgia Southern University’s inclusive, safe, and student-centered place for learning and growth. We provide tailored support services that empower, inspire, connect, and positively impact academic success. Programs and services include tutoring, mentoring, testing, academic success coaching, consultations, and workshops. While the ASC is available for all students, services are also focused on the needs of adult-learners, first-generation students, students on academic intervention, and students in the Learning Support program.

Learn more about the Academic Success Center online at or onsite in the Zach S. Henderson Library, Suite 1303 (Statesboro Campus) or in the Student Success Complex (Armstrong Campus). You may also contact the ASC at (912) 478-5371 or

The ASC is part of the Division of Enrollment, Marketing, & Students Success and and reports to the Office of the Executive Vice President.

Academic Success Coaching 

Academic Success Coaches help students develop holistic plans for success that encourage self-efficacy and personal agency. This is accomplished through a co-creative process between the Academic Success Coach and student; engagement includes ongoing one-on-one meetings, small group sessions, and the development of SMART goals.

Additionally, Academic Success Coaches are the university’s designated officials for the administration of Academic Intervention services and the development of Academic Improvement Plans (AIPs).

Academic Intervention

Undergraduate students who are on academic intervention, per university policy, are required to create and implement an Academic Improvement Plan under the guidance of an assigned Academic Success Coach. Academic Success Coaches meet with students one-on-one and in a group setting through a 0-credit hour course - GSU 1000: Academic Improvement Coaching. See the Academic Intervention Policy for more information.

Learn more about academic success coaching and how we can assist students on academic intervention at

Academic Skill Consultations and Workshops

Academic skill consultations and workshops highlight solutions to common challenges such as test-taking skills, note-taking methods, strategies for reading comprehension, developing goals and a mindset for success, and time management, etc. Consultations are a great way for students to meet with an Educational Specialist one-on-one, rather than a group setting, to discuss an academic skill they want to refine. 

Learn more about academic skill consultations and workshops at

Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program supports the academic and social growth of first- and second-year students. Peer Mentors are academically successful upperclassmen pursuing various majors, and our team is passionate about walking alongside students as they transition to life at Georgia Southern.

Peer Mentors and Mentees meet weekly to discuss a variety of topics, including locating resources on campus, getting a handle on time management, sharing personal experiences and overcoming challenges, establishing positive habits, goal setting, getting plugged in to campus life, and more! Our Peer Mentors help students navigate the academic environment and celebrate successes - big or small.

Learn more about the Mentor Program  at

Tutoring Services

Peer Tutoring with the Academic Success Center 

The Academic Success Center offers free peer tutoring services in core Math, Science, and Humanities courses for Georgia Southern students, both virtually and in person. For students on the Armstrong Campus, please visit us in the Student Success Complex. For students on the Statesboro Campus, please visit us in the Henderson Library (first floor).

While peer tutoring is provided for a variety of courses, it is not available in every subject area. However, we are happy to refer students to free tutoring services offered by academic departments or by™.


We are very excited to introduce our new FREE 24/7 online tutoring service from™, available to Georgia Southern University students beginning in Spring 2023.™ connects students with expert online tutors who can help with various subject areas.™ can also assist students with building foundational writing skills through the following services (listed as “subjects” on the website): ESL Writing Support, Grammar Help, and Live Writing Help.

Learn more about Tutoring Services at

Division of Continuing and Professional Education

The Division of Continuing and Professional Education’s mission is to enhance skills, elevate careers, and enrich lives. This is accomplished by providing the highest quality professional development and customized training programs, conference planning services, and personal enrichment opportunities for individuals and organizations. The Division serves people of all ages, from youth to working adults to senior citizens. The Division also partners with a wide range of businesses, industries, and government agencies to promote economic development, ensure a highly skilled workforce, and support innovative and effective organizational leadership.

For details on course and program offerings, registration processes and funding assistance, please refer to the Continuing and Professional Education Catalog. To register for a course or program, we encourage you to visit the divisional website at

Institutional Assessment and Accreditation

Institutional Assessment and Accreditation supports student learning through coordination of ongoing assessment of academic programs and core courses. IAA works in collaboration with faculty to develop assignments, assessment methods, and documentation processes to effectively track and improve student learning. In addition, IAA works with administrative units to ensure a high quality student experience across all areas of the institution. IAA also compiles documentation and evidence supplied to SACSCOC to satisfy institutional accreditation requirements. IAA models and encourages engagement of students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff in these processes. Additional information is available at IAA’s website at

James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science

The Institute for Coastal Plain Science facilitates studies focused on the fertile world of Georgia’s Coastal Plain, which covers the southern and southeastern half of the state. This environmental region provides researchers with a living laboratory, where forests, rivers, marshes, swamps and beaches abound with life.

The mission of the ICPS is two-fold: 1) to promote, in coordination with public and private partnerships, interdisciplinary research and education directed toward understanding the physical and biological resources occurring in the region and their sustainable use and management, and 2) to enhance curation of the extensive natural history collections and promote their use as research and education tools. In fulfilling its mission the ICPS partners with diverse entities such as the Nature Conservancy, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, which provides collaborative opportunities for researchers and students.

Applied Coastal Research Laboratory (ACRL)


The ICPS partners with the ACRL, a field laboratory located on Skidaway Island near Savannah, Georgia. The ACRL provides laboratory space and logistical support to research teams. Our logistical support includes access to nearby research sites (including hammocks, marshes and barrier islands); access to coastal/offshore research via large and small research boats; geophysical and ecological field sampling/monitoring equipment; and a full array of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities. 

U.S. National Tick Collection (USNTC)


The ICPS is also home to the USNTC. With over 125,000 accessioned lots, over one million specimens, their associated data, and an extensive library (reprints, monographs, and books), the USNTC is one of the largest curated tick collections in the world, if not the largest.

Military and Veteran Services

Georgia Southern recognizes that military-connected students often face challenging obstacles in the pursuit of a college degree. As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to providing educational opportunities to the military population, in the Spring of 2019 Georgia Southern created the office of Military and Veterans Services. The office provides a comprehensive military and veteran-friendly education support program that engages military-affiliated students from admissions to career placement to help them pursue and achieve their academic and professional goals.

Military Resource Center

In collaboration with a variety of University departments and organizations, the Military Resource Center (MRC) provides assistance, connection, camaraderie, coordinated services, and resources to ensure that all military-connected students are afforded the greatest opportunities for success. Members of our military community will experience individually tailored support of the highest quality through the MRC. Students can get information about the application and admissions process, education benefits, and prior learning assessments to determine credit for military training. MRCs provide access to computers, a resource library, peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring programs, referrals to other campus and community resources, and information about the Student Veterans of America Chapters at each campus. The MRC at Armstrong and Statesboro have lounges that provide a designated space for military-affiliated students to network, study, and relax. The lounges include a kitchenette and social space that has couches, books, magazines, a television, movies, and video game consoles. The MRC at the Statesboro Campus is located in Centennial Place and the center at the Armstrong Campus can be found in Victor Hall, room148.

Georgia Southern encourages all veterans to take advantage of college credit that may be granted for military training, as well as the credit by examination programs. Veterans requesting college credit for military training must provide Military and Veteran Affairs with an official military transcript for evaluation. For more information please visit our web page at

Federal Tuition Assistance

The Department of Defense provides Tuition Assistance to members of the military service.  The Military & Veteran Services department provides support to service members utilizing Federal Tuition Assistance, specifically Army students using the ArmyIgnitED portal.  Students utilizing Tuition Assistance should contact the Military &Veteran Services at for assistance with the use of Tuition Assistance.

School Certifying Officials

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provides educational benefits under several programs. Eligibility is determined by DVA. Veterans or dependents of certain veterans who wish to attend Georgia Southern University under any of the veterans’ benefits programs should contact the School Certifying Officials for assistance at (912) 478-8043 (Statesboro Campus), (912) 344-2948 (Armstrong Campus), or (912) 877-1913 (Liberty Campus) or email The School Certifying Officials are responsible for assisting veteran students with the processing of VA forms for educational benefits. Students will be advised of procedural requirements and certification of enrollment will be verified to DVA.

Veterans who have service-connected disabilities and are eligible for disability compensation may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation. Disabled veterans who think they qualify for this assistance are encouraged to contact the Department of Veterans Administration for further information.

Office of Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) is committed to providing Georgia Southern University students and alumni with a broad range of personalized services to prepare them for professional success. The OCPD uses career readiness competencies as the foundation for its four primary focus areas: Major and Career Exploration, Career Advisement, Experiential Learning, and Professional Employment. 

Major and Career Exploration includes assisting students in identifying academic majors and career options. Strategies include one-on-one or group career advising, career assessments, investigation of careers through a comprehensive collection of online information, as well as through the Major and Career Exploration Centers located on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. 

Career Advising involves the preparation of career-related experiences and professional development through mock interview training, résumé/cover letter assistance, graduate and professional school preparation, and job search strategies. Along with these services, the OCPD also provides structured academic courses that focus on holistic career development, emotional Intelligence and professionalism in the workplace. Students seeking additional career advice and support beyond the OCPD staff may also choose to participate in the Eagle Mentoring Program, which matches students with mentors and alumni based on their connected interests.

Experiential Learning opportunities are developed through the outreach efforts of the Employer Relations team, who proactively engage employer partners to create internship and co-op opportunities. These opportunities allow students to evaluate whether their chosen career path or program of study is a good fit for them, develop their professional skills, and apply their academic knowledge while obtaining valuable real-world experience in their field. The OCPD also manages two experiential learning programs: the Legislative Internship Program, which is available for students interested in experience in the state or federal government and the Internship Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance for students seeking internships that provide minimal or no compensation.

Professional Employment opportunities are available through Handshake, Georgia Southern’s career management platform, and are open to all Georgia Southern University active students and alumni. Along with these postings, the OCPD hosts career fairs, networking events, and on-campus interviewing throughout the academic year.

Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research supports faculty, staff and students in the acquisition, performance, and administration of projects and programs funded from sources outside the University through research development, research administration and service; research integrity and compliance; and award management. Sponsored projects and programs include research, public service, instruction, and other scholarly activities funded by external organizations.The office serves as the central point of coordination for grants, sponsored projects, agreements, memoranda, cooperative and other agreements, as well as contractual obligations from individuals, government, public and non-profit agencies, and industrial, financial and private organizations to support sponsored research and service activities at Georgia Southern University. 

The Office of Research engages several operational units to complete its work.

Research Services (RS) provides information and technical assistance to faculty and staff in obtaining external funds to engage in scholarly activities (research, public service, instruction). The goals of the unit include improving the effectiveness and efficiency of research and sponsored program activities; improving sponsored programs productivity for the entire university; and providing comprehensive support services for sponsored program administration. 

Research Development (RD) within the Office of Research supports faculty success by delivering both professional development for researchers and research development support for complex, large-scale proposals or rapidly evolving high-impact areas. 

Research Integrity (RI) provides professional guidance, support and training for faculty, staff, and student researchers to facilitate the responsible conduct of research and ensure regulatory compliance. RI maintains faculty oversight committees for human subjects, vertebrate animal subjects, biological materials, recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, and biohazards as well as support programs for other research streams.

Research Accounting (RA) supports and works collaboratively with the university to provide post award financial services for externally funded sponsored research. RA, which is within the Business and Finance division, provides comprehensive support on fiscal management of awards, adherence to federal regulations and improvements to reduce administrative burden. 

The Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation (GSURSF) is a nonprofit partner organization that assists, supports, and furthers the research, service, and educational missions of Georgia Southern University. The Foundation functions in cooperation with the University to simplify business processes and other interactions between the private sector and the University. The Foundation manages intellectual property resources for the discovery, development and commercialization of new ideas and technologies. The GSURSF receives all incoming external awards and assigns the performance of sponsored research projects and service delivery programs to the University.

If you have any questions or for additional information please visit the Office of Research website or contact (912) 478-5465.

Online Support Services

MyTech Support

MyTech Support provides technology support for all students, faculty, and staff on Georgia Southern’s three campuses. For online course support or any technology issues, please contact MyTech Support by calling (912) 478-2287. For online and in-person contact information, please visit

Center for Online Learning (COL)

The COL provides technical and pedagogical training and support for faculty who develop online courses. For more information, call (912) 478-0049 or visit the COL website.

Online Programs at Georgia Southern University

For more information about online programs at Georgia Southern University, please see the following website:

Printing & Postal Services

Printing and Postal Services is a university-owned and operated facility located in the Dining Commons building on the Statesboro campus and the Armstrong campus’s Annex 2 building. These facilities provide mail pick up, delivery, posting and boxing, and window services for faculty, staff, and students. The second half of the Printing and Postal Services task list is to print course packs, class required name badges, printed projects, and any printed materials needed by the campus community.

Statesboro Campus:
All student mailboxes are located in the Dining Commons building. Post Office Boxes will be made available to all students living in University Housing. Once these boxes are assigned, the remaining Post Office Boxes will be made available to other students on a first-come, first-serve basis for one full academic year for a $20.00 fee.

Non-University Housing students must go to the P.O. Box Store or the Printing and Postal Services counter in the Dining Commons building to purchase their box. After buying a P.O. Box, the student will be assigned a P.O. Box for the current year. The P.O. Box is accessed using these easy steps. First, log into and go to personal settings which will be at the right of the page. Scroll down to PO Box and Combination. Click on it to show you the PO Box number, the combination, and the directions for opening your PO Box.

Armstrong Campus:
All residential students have mailboxes in their residence halls.
Additionally, there are no P.O. Boxes available for rent by non-residential students.

Mail Forwarding:
On both campuses, students need to submit forwarding addresses for the following reasons:

  • graduating
  • withdrawing
  • leaving for a semester
  • completing a voluntary cancellation form

The Statesboro and Armstrong campuses require students to fill out a USPS Official Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order form. (PS FORM 3575) Printing and Postal Services on each campus will use this information to forward mail temporarily until the USPS form is processed.

Additionally, you will need to go online and submit a USPS Change of Address Form at

If you forward your mail, your first-class mail and periodicals will be sent to your forwarding address.

If no forwarding address is on file, mail will be returned to the sender.

If you have any questions, call the Georgia Southern Printing and Postal Services at (912) 478-5697 on the Statesboro Campus and (912) 344-3036 on the Armstrong Campus. Visit our website for additional information.

Regents Center for Learning Disorders

The Regents Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) at Georgia Southern University is one of three centers in Georgia established by the Board of Regents to provide assessments, resources, and research related to students with learning disorders. The Center serves students from GSU and seven additional institutions in the southern area of the state. Students with a history and/or those perceived as having learning disorders, ADHD, or psychological disorders may be referred by the enrolling institution’s student accessibility office for a comprehensive assessment, feedback on appropriate academic accommodations, and recommendations for optimal educational achievement. These services are also provided to students within the local area technical colleges. Additionally, student access offices at any of the institutions served may consult with the Center regarding disability documentation and assessments performed by other professionals. Georgia Southern University students should first contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center on their campus (Statesboro: (912) 478-1566, Savannah & Liberty: (912) 344-2572), while students at other institutions should contact their own office for student accessibility for a referral to the RCLD. In addition to providing comprehensive evaluations for students, the RCLD collaborates with institutions on statewide policy development, provides programs and services for student access professionals and their students, and provides clinical training and research opportunities for graduate students in psychology and related programs at Georgia Southern. For further information please call (912) 478-0100, or visit

Student Accessibility Resource Center

The Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) partners with students, faculty and staff to facilitate disability access essential to advancing an inclusive campus experience. Access and accommodations ensure equal opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in all of the programs, activities and services designed to transform our students into global citizens. We envision Georgia Southern University as a fully accessible university and inclusive environment for people with disabilities.The SARC office staff is responsible for the coordination of all services for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities must meet all admission and academic standards. Services are provided to students at no cost. The disability categories are: acquired brain injury, attention deficit disorder (ADD or AD/HD), autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, mobility impairment, psychological disorders, systemic medical disabilities and visual impairment.

Students initiate services by completing the online Voluntary Declaration of Disability (VDD) form located under the Receiving Services tab on our website. The student meets with a SARC staff member and provides documentation of the disability. Academic accommodations are determined on an individual basis using USG specific documentation guidelines which can be found in the Academic and Student Affairs Handbook. Once documentation of the disability is reviewed, SARC will provide students with accommodation letters to each student’s professors.

SARC is located on the second floor of Cone Hall on the Statesboro campus and the phone number is (912) 478-1566. SARC is located on the second floor of the Memorial College Center on the Savannah campus and serves Savannah and Liberty students; the phone number is (912) 344-2572. Our video phone number is (912) 225-9877.

Student Union Facilities and Event Services

The mission of Student Union Facilities and Event Services is to complement the educational mission of the University by providing an environment where students, faculty, staff, and guests can gather to participate and learn in an atmosphere that fosters a sense of community. Each of these spaces provides facilities, services, and support to programs that enhance the quality of out-of-class experiences.

Statesboro Campus

The Russell Union is located on the Statesboro campus and provides a multitude of event planning resources including facility reservations, audio visual services, and event consultation. The Russell Union also houses the following departments: The Office of the Dean of Students, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Student Conduct, Military and Veteran Student Center, Russell Union Operations, Student Government Association, and the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement. Included in the 110,000 square foot Russell Union facility is a 600-seat ballroom, a 444-seat movie theatre/auditorium, wireless internet, 16 meeting rooms, two computer labs, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Gus Mart and Union Deli, an information desk, and several areas throughout the building to study, relax, and exchange thoughts and ideas with faculty, staff, and fellow students. The Williams Center’s Office of Student Activities and the Student Organization Resource Center is a resource for students, organizations, and advisors with helpful information on organizational development, event planning resources, and full-time staff to support your co-curricular needs. The Williams Center includes a Multi-purpose Room that holds over 400 people and offers a catering kitchen, 26-seat conference room, and multiple meeting and work spaces available to students, faculty, and staff. The Offices of Student Media, Career Services, and First Year Experience also reside within the Williams Center building.

Armstrong Campus

The Student Union on the Armstrong campus provides eating, gathering, and meeting spaces for the Armstrong campus community. A 350-seat ballroom as well as a 200-seat theater are available for presentations, events, and other gathers. The facility also holds a 5,700 sq. feet bookstore, 300-seat food court style dining area known as the Gallery along with a convenience store known as the GUS Mart. The Student Union provides ample and varied lounge spaces both indoor and outdoor, and 2 reservable meeting spaces. The Student Union houses the following departments: Eagle Dining, Dean of Students Office, Student Activities, Office of Leadership and Community Engagement, Fraternity and Soriority Life, and the Student Union Facilities and Event Services. The Memorial College Center houses the following departments: Student Government Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Accessibility Resource Center ans Student Wellness and Health Promotion.

Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center

The Sustainable Aquaponics Research Center (SARC) aquaponics system is located in an approximately 4100 square foot greenhouse, on the Armstrong campus, that supports student and faculty research in areas of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Engineering.


To conduct cutting-edge research, and to develop technologies and best practices that improve the sustainability and profitability of soilless farming techniques.

The SARC facility is a state of the art system designed to research the economic and biological sustainability of aquaponics systems. SARC has four independent recirculating systems, each containing 900 gallon tanks capable of holding over 100 mature tilapia (1-2 lbs/each) and 224 square foot runways for growing plants. This proprietary system was uniquely built to conduct controlled scientific research. This allows the center to develop targeted experiments with the goal of improving the economic viability of large-scale aquaponics as a means of sustainable food growth requiring less resources and space.

The University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is open to all Georgia Southern students who want feedback on their writing or advice about how to become better writers. Staffed by graduate students and undergraduate peer tutors, the Writing Center offers one-on-one conferences to students working on writing projects for any course at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center is an important resource for all student writers at all levels of ability. Tutors in the Writing Center can help writers to understand assignments, brainstorm ideas, organize information, and develop editing strategies. While the Writing Center staff will not proofread papers or do any of the actual writing for the students they work with, they will teach students effective ways to use evidence and detail, to anticipate and meet audience needs, and to streamline the structure of their arguments. Citation formats, document preparation, grammatical correctness, and stylistic fluency will also provide a focus for many writing center conferences.


  • Individual, one-on-one conferences on writing projects
  • Handouts on writing strategies and grammatical issues
  • Handbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, style guides
  • Online and in-person conference appointments

Tutors are available to give short presentations about the Writing Center and its services in any class at any time during the semester.

Location and Hours

The University Writing Center (Statesboro Campus) is located on the second floor of Henderson Library next to the Information Desk and Learning Commons. One hour and half hour conferences, both in-person and online, are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Some Sunday hours may be available but vary by semester; check the appointment schedule for details. Appointments can be made on a walk-in basis or online. For more information about the Writing Center (Statesboro Campus), please call (912) 478-1413, visit the Website or contact the Director, Dr. Michael Pemberton, at

The University Writing Center (Armstrong Campus) is located on the first floor of Lane Library. One-hour and half-hour conferences, both in-person and online, are available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Appointments can be made on a walk-in basis or by calling the center at (912) 344-3072. For more information about the Writing Center (Armstrong Campus), visit the Website.

Visual Art Exhibitions and Permanent Collections

Gallery programming in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers students and the community multiple galleries to view contemporary and traditional art in Statesboro and Savannah.

On the Statesboro Campus, the Center for Art and Theatre houses two contemporary art galleries. These galleries feature both solo and group exhibitions by world-renowned artists working in a range of media, from traditional paintings to multi-media installations, as well as exhibitions that highlight outstanding work by Georgia Southern art and design students.

The Center for Art and Theatre also houses the department’s permanent collections. The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection features artworks created by artists born or based in Georgia, created using materials found in Georgia, or themed around the state itself. The collection has been curated by Betty Foy Sanders since she established it in 1968, and is on permanent display in the Georgia Artists Collection Gallery. The Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection features folk art of varying genres and media from around the southeastern United States. This collection also is on permanent display, and was donated to the Department by Bulloch County historian Smith Callaway Banks in 2007.

Nestled between the Center for Art & Theatre and the Visual Arts Building, a sculpture garden offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy changing exhibitions of three-dimensional works of art created by students and alumni of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

On the Armstrong Campus, the Fine Arts Gallery occupies a central position in Fine Arts Hall. The gallery hosts 10 exhibitions each academic year, showcasing work by students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists.

All galleries and collections are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and nights and weekends by appointment. Exhibits are free to the public. Guided tours are available through the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, (912) 478-ARTS.