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Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program


The Regents’ Engineering Pathway (REP) Program provides a pathway for students across Georgia to pursue degrees in a variety of engineering fields. Georgia Southern participates in the REP Program in two ways.

  • Georgia Southern is a destination for students who have successfully completed approximately the first two years of the engineering curriculum at any partnering REP Program institution in the state, including Georgia Southern’s Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. In addition, students must complete all of the REP Program required courses at their initial institution to be eligible to apply for transfer under the REP Program.
  • Georgia Southern is also an REP Program institution, where students may begin their engineering education as entering freshmen with the objective of transferring to one of the four (4) other engineering degree granting institutions in Georgia (Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, and the University of Georgia) mainly to pursue an engineering degree not offered at Georgia Southern. This is especially important for students who may choose programs such as Biomolecular, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering.

REP Program admission requirements for any USG institutions that offer engineering degrees differ by institution and program. Admissions requirements are determined individually by each institution and are subject to change. Students enrolled in Georgia Southern’s REP Program who wish to apply for transfer to one of the other REP Program institutions to complete their engineering degree should maintain regular communication with the REP Program academic advisor to ensure they are aware of the current admission requirements for their destination institution. Students must apply to their destination institution prior to completing the REP Program requirements at Georgia Southern. Enrollment in the REP Program does not guarantee acceptance at another REP Program partnering institution.

Program Contact Information

Dr. David Williams
Associate Dean for Students and Curriculum
IT Building Room 3400
(912) 478-7412
dwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu

Kimberly Couch
REP Program Advisor, Georgia Southern
IT Building Room 1208
(912) 478-4788
kgriswold@georgiasouthern.edu 

Regents’ Engineering Pathway Program

The Regents’ Engineering Pathway (REP) Program allows prospective engineering students to take approximately the first two years of the engineering curriculum at a designated “first” institution and, upon successful completion of all required course work, apply for transfer to one of five engineering institutions (Georgia Southern University, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, University of Georgia) in the state to complete the last two years of the engineering degree. Also, non-resident students and Georgia residents who are interested in the engineering programs at other universities may take the same course of study as the REP Program students and then transfer to the school of their choice.

Students may attend Georgia Southern University on either of the Armstrong or Statesboro campuses as a “first” institution for approximately two years of course work and then transfer to one of four “second” institutions in the state that offer engineering degrees (Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, University of Georgia). This is most often the case when students intend to major in programs such Biomolecular, Chemical, or Nuclear Engineering which are not available at Georgia Southern. Or, students may attend any of the REP Program partnering “first” institutions in the state and then transfer to Georgia Southern as the “second” institution to complete their engineering degree.

Admission and Completion Requirements for REP Program

Current Georgia Southern students who wish to enter the REP Program

Current Georgia Southern students are defined as those who are currently enrolled at Georgia Southern in another academic major. Transfer students are those who have taken a college or university course after graduating from high school from a college or university other than Georgia Southern. In either case, such a student cannot be considered for freshman admission. To be accepted into the REP Program, current Georgia Southern students and transfer students must complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of college course work with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00,
  2. Calculus I (MATH 1441 ) and Calculus II (MATH 2242 ) with grades of at least “B” (3.00 GPA),
  3. Comprehensive General Chemistry (CHEM 1310 ) or Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1211K ) and Principles of Physics I (PHYS 2211K ) with grades of at least “B” (3.00 GPA).

Transfer Admission from an REP Program Institution to Georgia Southern University

Students who wish to enter Georgia Southern’s REP Program must satisfy their first (sending) institution’s requirements and the University’s REP Program admission requirements, apply for admission to Georgia Southern University, and request a recommendation from the first institution’s REP Program Coordinator.

Transfer Admission from Georgia Southern University to Another REP Program Institution

Georgia Southern students who wish to apply to a second (receiving) institution that offers engineering degrees as a REP Program student must first satisfy the second institution’s requirements, apply for admission to the receiving institution, and request a recommendation from the Georgia Southern REP Program Coordinator, Dr. David Williams.

Georgia Southern REP Program Coordinator

Dr. David Williams, Associate Dean
IT Building 3400
PO Box 7995
Statesboro, GA 30460
912-478-7412

Advisement

Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.