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2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Introduction to the University

About Augusta University

AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY: Forward-thinking educational programs, high-impact research, cutting-edge and patient-centered clinical expertise, nationally recognized athletics, and an abiding commitment to the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, education, and life and health sciences.

Augusta University is one of only four public, broad-based research universities in Georgia and includes the state’s only public academic health center, which uniquely positions us to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service to our students, patients, community, and state.

Founded in 1828, Augusta University today comprises nine colleges and schools, and includes the nation’s 13th oldest medical college (Medical College of Georgia; MCG), the state’s sole dental college; an aligned and integrated health system; the nationally ranked Hull College of Business, the diverse Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and more. State-of-the-art classroom and clinical facilities provide students a world-class learning environment that ensures graduation at the very apex of knowledge in their fields. Partnership campuses across the state provide greatly expanded learning and clinical opportunities.

Our students number nearly 9,000 and are taught, mentored, challenged, and inspired by more than 1,500 dedicated faculty—prestigious scientists, clinicians, and scholars drawn to our campuses in beautiful Augusta, Georgia, from around the globe. Students can choose from more than 125 programs and degrees, and can take advantage of inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary tracks across a broad spectrum of scholarly and clinical programs.

An expanding research portfolio provides students research opportunities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in nearly every one of our programs. Our faculty scientists are renowned for ground-breaking translational research in areas like cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, regenerative/reparative medicine, public and preventive health, and molecular/personalized medicine. Augusta Univeristy’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization facilitates the transformation of discovery into the newest and most advanced medical treatments available.

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

For more facts and figures on Augusta University, please visit IRIS, our online data and information system.