Proficient application of business principles to the sport industry distinguishes this program; students develop a foundation in finance, economics, budgeting, marketing, law, governance and policy, facility design, event operations, and human resources management for application in the sport industry while building knowledge and skills to effectively communicate their ideas through both written and oral forms of presentation.
''I was one out of 16 students chosen nationally to be a part of the CHCI Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) internship program in Washington, D.C. Through this terrific program, whose motto is “developing the next generation of Latino leaders,” I gained leadership training and was blessed to have all expenses covered. I had the amazing opportunity to hear the First Lady, cabinet members, Congressmen, and Senators speak at CHCI’s Public Policy Conference about policy issues that I am really passionate about such as immigration, education, and health. My time at UGA has gone above and beyond my expectations for a college experience!''
A growing number of real estate firms transact a significant portion of their business through international channels. Even those conducting business strictly in the U.S. have to compete with foreign markets. As a result, real estate firms that take advantage of selection, acquisition (lease or purchase), and disposition of international property have a competitive edge.
The curriculum includes courses in valuation, investment, development, law, finance, economics, and others to prepare students for the site selection, lease or purchase acquisition, management, and disposition of real property. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.) Students may obtain additional practical experience through an internship.
UGA has designed its Real Estate and International Business co-major to assist students in developing an in-depth understanding of the international real estate business. Students take courses in real estate development, valuation, international business environments, finance, investments, legal transactions, and others. Students must also satisfy an international immersion requirement such as a study abroad program, internship, or additional foreign languages. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
The curriculum involves a comprehensive study of the art of photography processes, technology, history, criticism, contemporary practices, and the expressive potential of unique visual language. Class sizes are small which allows for supportive, one-on-one attention. Each student is given the freedom to pursue their own direction in content and design through a wide range of media (conventional black and white, color, historic processes, digital imaging, video, and installation) and state-of-the-art . Students participate in an internship and senior exhibition with portfolio.
Chris Garvin, the new director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and a professor of art and design, brings a balanced approach to his teaching that is sensitive to the artistic impulse as well as to the business acumen that students need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Students learn a wide range of techniques and hand skills in a 16,000 square foot facility equipped with two melt furnaces (250 pound bronze capacity); wax and sand casting; kiln; movable hoists; metal shop with welding torches, shears, and drill press; woodworking shop with saws, sander, and computer-aided router; figure modeling studio; plaster room; stone carving station with one ton boom crane; and computer lab for digital imaging. Students are encouraged to investigate installations and public art interventions while developing a broad technical vocabulary.
Students who wish to pursue a career in Art History should consider graduate studies on the M.A. or Ph.D. level. With such advanced degrees, professional employment opportunities include college and university teaching, museum and research positions, and the art market. Graduates have secured jobs in museums, galleries, and auction houses.
Students work closely with nationally recognized faculty and supervisors to complete clinical practicums with UGA varsity teams, high schools, and area physical therapists. Coursework and experience includes orthopedic and medical evaluations, joint injury and orthopedic rehabilitation, emergency care and management, concussion treatment, heat illness, pharmacology, nutrition, disability, and exercise science. Students may opt to participate in department research and observe actual surgical procedures.
Graduates pursue careers as exhibiting visual artists, but typically find opportunities in related businesses such as gallery operation, publishing, arts administration, mass communications, and other service industries. Art education certification is required to teach elementary through high school; a Master's degree is required to teach at the college level.
Marshall Shepherd, director of UGA’s Atmospheric Sciences program and Professor of Geography, has been interested in meteorology since the 6th grade and now helps UGA students become meteorologists.
The four-year program provides a balance of basic sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering sciences, biological sciences, and courses in engineering design and analysis. Students choose from three engineering areas of emphasis – Biomedical, Biochemical or Environmental – and tailor courses to match. Course topics include mass transport and rate phenomena, biomaterials, reaction systems, biomechanics, environmental engineering, solid/hazardous waste management, and others. Prior to graduation, students must complete the Fundamentals of Engineering examination which qualifies the student for Engineer-in-Training registration (a prerequisite for Professional Engineer registration). A dual degree program is also available, which allows a student to earn a Bachelors of Science in Biological Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health in five years.