Focus Area Information
 

Focus Area Arts:

In this focus area, you’ll take core curriculum classes especially targeted for the arts, including a special interdisciplinary XIDS 2100 pathways course that will help you think critically about arts related career options.

 

Focus Area Health Professions:

This focus area would be of interest to those seeking a career in healthcare with a focus on nursing and employment within the field of nursing. Nursing encompasses a wide range of opportunities for employment outside the traditional hospital setting.

 

Focus Area Business:

At the Richards College of Business, we are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement, and experiences, and we mean that. Through our business majors, students are introduced to various theories and concepts that will guide them far beyond the academic walls to become global leaders in business and industry. Our students acquire more than knowledge during their time with us and leave us prepared to not only lead, but to make an impact on the business world.

 

Focus Area Education:

The Education focus area provides students with opportunities to explore careers in teaching in a variety of educational settings. Foundational courses engage students in observations and interactive experiences with children from diverse backgrounds. Completion of the majors in Elementary Education, Special Education and Physical Education prepares students for initial teacher licensure in the state of Georgia.

 

Focus Area Sport and Wellness:

The Sport and Wellness focus area fosters a transformative learning environment where students can engage in research, service, and experiential activities that empower them for success in a dynamic, diverse, and global environment. Through this focus area students will have options that lead to careers in athletics, recreation, fitness, speech language pathology, health and human services, wellness education and promotion, public health, coaching, sport business operations, and other related fields.

 

The STEM focus areas are designed for students who are considering academic studies related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.
 
Focus Area Stem A Science:

This encompasses studies that focus on understanding physical, natural or mathematical systems. The STEM A focus area prepares students for programs of study in biology, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics or physics.

 

Focus Area Stem B Technology:

This encompasses studies that focus on the applications of science and mathematics. The STEM B focus area prepares students for programs of study in computer science, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics or physics.

 

Focus Area Humanities:
 

This focus area provides immediate access to the foreign language and other core curriculum courses that you’ll need to graduate, including a special interdisciplinary XIDS 2100 pathways course that will help you think critically about promising careers that might be approached through a humanities degree.

 

Focus Area Social Sciences:

The Social Sciences focus area is the scientific study of human society and social relationships. This includes courses in Anthropology, Criminology, Geography, Mass Communications, Political Science, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Health, and Sociology.