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UGA-Griffin campus to host Campus Preview Day for prospective students

Griffin, Ga. – The University of Georgia Griffin campus will host its annual Campus Preview Day on Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m., offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the available degree programs. Breakout sessions in each program area will be held in the new state-of-the-art student learning center, which includes classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a student lounge and computer labs. In addition, visitors will be able to tour the fitness center and library. Refreshments and raffle prizes also will be available as part of the Campus Preview Day.

UGA-Griffin offers undergraduate degree completion programs in general business, consumer economics, microbiology, special education and agriculture to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework. In addition, the campus offers graduate degree programs in math education, agricultural leadership and workforce education. Two new undergraduate degree programs-interdisciplinary studies with psychology concentration and interdisciplinary studies with sociology concentration-have been added for fall semester through the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a new student affairs leadership graduate degree program through the College of Education.

“The academic programs in Griffin provide our students with low student-to-faculty ratios, which allows personable instruction from world renowned faculty,” said Doris Christopher, assistant vice president for academic affairs. “Many of our students work on campus and perform cutting-edge research in our labs, giving them an advantage of real-world experience and marketability well before graduation. UGA-Griffin boasts a small-college atmosphere with the benefits of obtaining a large-university degree.”

“Students will be able to speak directly with faculty and program coordinators, as well as obtain information on specific programs and admissions requirements,” according to admissions counselor J.L. Wyatt.

For more information about the Campus Preview Day or the UGA-Griffin campus, or to request a tour, contact Wyatt at 770/421-4400 or The public also is encouraged to stop by for a tour during regular business hours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, the University of Georgia Griffin campus offers undergraduate majors from five of UGA’s schools and colleges: the Terry College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The varied programs and services on the Griffin campus represent the university’s overall mission of teaching, research and service. Consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top public campuses in America, UGA is considered one of the best values among 100 public colleges and universities in Kiplinger’s magazine. For more information about the UGA-Griffin campus, see