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2016-2017 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 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 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 nine 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.

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 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 I level, while the remaining 11 sports 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 IRIS (, our online data and information system.