Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

Introduction to the University



About Augusta University

Augusta University: Forward-thinking educational programs, high-impact research, cutting-edge and patient-centered clinical expertise and nationally recognized athletics—Augusta University is a public research university and medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers.

Founded in 1828, Augusta University today comprises 10 colleges and schools, including nationally ranked business and nursing schools, and the state’s flagship public medical school and only dental school. State-of-the-art classroom and clinical facilities provide students a world-class learning environment that blends arts and application, humanities and health sciences to deliver academic excellence across a broad range of disciplines.

Partnership campuses across the state and strategic alliances within the community provide extraordinary learning and clinical opportunities in fields ranging from cybersecurity to musical performance to clinical practice. With the Army Cyber Command moving to Fort Gordon, the Georgia Cyber Center on the university’s Riverfront Campus, and the university launching its School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Augusta is rapidly becoming a hub for cybersecurity and we are providing the education and work in these critical, high-demand fields.

Our students number over 9,000 and are taught, mentored, challenged, and inspired by the 1,700 dedicated faculty – prestigious, scientists, clinicians, and scholars drawn to our campuses in beautiful Augusta, Georgia, from around the globe. Students can choose from over 150 program and degrees and can take advantage of innovative pipeline programs that bridge undergraduate education with professional training. Student organizations, internships and experiential learning opportunities offer students the chance to extend their skills from the classroom to the world.

An extensive research portfolio provides students research and scholarship opportunities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in nearly every one of our programs. Our faculty scientists are renowned for groundbreaking translational research in areas like cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, regenerative/reparative medicine, public and preventive health, and molecular/personalized medicine.

And Augusta University is home to the Jaguar Nation, with outstanding student-athletes competing in NCAA intercollegiate sports and a wide variety of intramural sports for recreational competition. Both our men’s and women’s golf teams compete at the NCAA Division 1 level, while the remaining 11 sports teams compete as proud members of the Peach Belt Conference, one of the premier Division II athletic conferences in the country.

For more facts and figures on Augusta University, please visit Institutional Research at www.augusta.edu/ie/ir.

Mission

Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with a wide range of programs from learning assistance through postdoctoral studies.

Vision

Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation.

Our Values

  • Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.
  • Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.
  • Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.
  • Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.
  • Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
  • Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.