Georgia College was chartered in 1889 as Georgia Normal and Industrial College. Its emphasis at the time was largely vocational, and its major task was to prepare young women for teaching or industrial careers. In August 1996, the Board of Regents approved a change of name to Georgia College & State University.
Georgia College is a Liberal Arts University.Far beyond simply memorizing facts and philosophies, a liberal arts curriculum teaches you how to critically assess the world around you. There is no more valuable skill than to be able to gather facts and opinions, process them, and make your own educated decisions. It’s a skill that gives you an advantage at any job, enhances your relationships, and leaves you personally fulfilled throughout your lifetime. Thinking is something the world could definitely use more of, and Georgia College sends lots of great thinkers into the world every year.
In addition to its classrooms and offices in the Arts and Sciences Building, the Department of Psychological Science has three research and teaching laboratory suites. One suite is used for infant cognition and clinical neuroscience. Another suite is used for social development and group dynamics research. This lab consists of an audio/video control room and several group rooms. The third suite is used for non-human animal research. This area contains small animal colonies, surgery rooms, rooms for animal behavior research and a histological laboratory.
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While the time you spend in the classroom is important, so is the other time you spend on campus. Whether you live in the Central Campus residence halls or the apartments on West Campus, life here is designed to make you an active part of the Georgia College community. It's a place where you can relax, make friends, and study in peace. This will be your home away from home, and we’re here to make sure you are comfortable, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Treatment is available for most of minor illnesses and injuries and is provided by Nurse Practitioners. Students are seen by appointment.
Numerous lab tests are done in the clinic such as CBC’s (complete blood count), finger stick blood glucose, pregnancy tests, mono spot, rapid strep testing, flu testing, HIV testing, wet mounts and urine analysis.
The central campus comprises about 43.2 acres (174,000 m²) in the center of Milledgeville, near the grounds of the former state capitol. The campus contains buildings of red brick and white Corinthian columns, representative of those constructed during the pre-Civil War Antebellum period, when Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia. Bell Hall and Russell Auditorium are credited to architect J. Reginald MacEachron. Atkinson Hall (1896) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Known as the Georgia College Bobcats, the college is currently a member of NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference. Georgia College currently sponsors varsity teams in baseball, men's and women's basketball, cheerleading, men's and women's cross country, golf, dance team, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball.
Georgia College & State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.