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Can you have it all in a college? An education known to LAUNCH bright careers? A campus life loaded with friends and fun? A world of action and adventure? Yes , yes , and yes again!


OUR DISTINCTIONS ARE EARNING ATTENTION.

2019-20 DEMOREST UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

ATHENS PROGRAMS

Applied Health Science

Chemistry Education

Mathematics – Concentrations in:

Art – Concentrations in:

Computer Science

Actuarial Science

Business Administration – concentrations in:

Graphic Design

Criminal Justice

Applied Mathematics

Accounting

Two-Dimensional Design

Drama Education

Pure Mathematics

Finance

Three-Dimensional Design

Education

Mathematics Education

Early Childhood

Music – Concentrations in:

Middle Grades

Church Music

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Educational Studies

Music Performance

Arts Administration – Concentrations in: Art Music Theatre Art Education

Engineering Physics – Dual Degree with Georgia Institute of Technology

General Business

Management

Music Education

Marketing

Musical Theatre

Criminal Justice

Nursing (BSN for Initial Certification)

Education

Early Childhood Education

Philosophy and Religion

Middle Grades Education Educational Studies

Athletic Training (3 yrs + 2 yrs)

Engineering Science – Dual Degree with Kennesaw State University

Biology – Concentrations in:

English – Concentrations in:

Physics – Applied Physics

Cell and Molecular

Creative Writing

Political Science

Health Care Administration

Ecology and Evolutionary

Literary Studies

Pre-Law 3+3 Accelerated JD Program with Mercer University

Leadership Studies

Art Therapy

Biology Education

English Education

Business Administration – Concentrations in:

Environmental Science

Accounting

Business Analytics

Finance

General Business

Management Marketing Cardiovascular Technology *Certificate option also available Chemistry

Exercise and Sport Science Forensic Science Health Care Administration History History Education Interdisciplinary Studies International Studies Leadership Studies Mass Communications

Psychology – Concentrations in: Experimental Developmental Counseling

General Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology Sports Communications Sports and Fitness Administration Theatre – Concentrations in:

Acting and Directing

Design and Technical

Theatre for Youth 

Nursing (BSN for Initial Certification) Psychology – Concentrations in: Experimental Developmental Counseling

General Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology


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Sport!

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Learn!

For over 120 years (we must be doing something right), Piedmont College has had a

STUDY! live!

glowing reputation for its liberal

arts tradition. That doesn’t mean our programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences are not cutting edge – far from it. We work hard to keep them in sync with the

Play! Eat! Compete!

future. Our graduates are adaptable professionals

who think critically and

creatively, who communicate

clearly, and who are prepared to

excel at any opportunity the world throws their way.

CONSIDER!


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TEACHING PASSION In the words of one alum, “The faculty at Piedmont challenged the way that I approach the world and my worldview.” We love hearing that, because being a good teacher is the number-one measure of success for our faculty. It’s in our DNA. Even the president of the College and all the academic deans teach classes. How many schools— of any size—can say that?

THE AVERAGE SIZE OF OUR CLASSES

10:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

Learn!


STUDY!

QUIET PLEASE Study time? Research time? Then it’s Arrendale Library time: Over 90,000 volumes, public access computers, group-study rooms, conference rooms, WEPA cloudbased printing kiosks; access to more than 56,400 online journals and 420,000 eBooks.

MULTIPLE CHOICES You can study in one or more major areas and add a minor “to explore something different.” Piedmont encourages study across multiple disciplines, and you can even select related courses in different schools to create your own interdisciplinary degree.

GETTING DIRECTIONS The Compass Program is all about discovery beyond the classroom through internships, research, leadership opportunities, and many other options. These experiences are sure to grab the attention of employers and graduate programs.

AN EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME

Our affiliation with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches means an inclusive spirit and a supportive environment for all.


live! AS IMAGINED

There’s a simple reason that 72 percent of our students live on campus. This is their second home. And understandably so. It’s a lot like those movies about the classic college experience – the beautiful, historic campus with quad activities from flag football to picnics to, yes, outdoor classes. No question, being a campus resident is the fun, friend-making, connected thing to do.

PERFECT SPOT We offer a wide range of housing options. There are traditional residence halls, suite buildings, and a village for apartment-style living. But no matter your exact address, you’ll find yourself part of a lively, caring community where you’ll feel totally accepted and right at home with Wi-Fi Internet connection, online movie and TV streaming services, cable in common areas, and free laundry facilities (make Mom proud).


BE A LEADER If you like to take charge, maybe you’d be interested in becoming a Resident Assistant, the go-to person who lives on the halls with students. Yes, part of the job is being a rules enforcer, but the more important aspect is hosting educational and communitybuilding programs.

SERIOUS NOTE Ours is an environment that promotes safety and gives you the delightful opportunity to learn about other cultures and lifestyles. Self-respect and respect for others, tolerance of and celebration of diversity, ethical behavior, personal growth, and accountability are basic expectations.

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OF STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS


WOW FACTOR We call it the Commons, but it is surprisingly uncommon for a school our size to have a student center this remarkable. Like many colleges, we like to say we are student-centered. It takes only one walk through the Commons to confirm that fact. This beautifully and thoughtfully designed building is dedicated to student satisfaction— including dining facilities, fitness center, intramural sports gymnasium, climbing wall, conference area, offices for student services and organizations, and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. That’s a lot under one roof—and all for you.

58,000

ft2

LARGER THAN THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD! Our outstanding student center


GO TIME The activities calendar at Piedmont is packed. From the Literary Society and Outdoor Club to the Chemistry Club and Radio Club—there are groups that fit any interest. For the sports minded: intramurals like softball, volleyball, basketball, flag football, and tennis. For entertainment seekers: visiting performers, talent shows, and movie nights.

ARTISTIC LICENSE

GREEK NEWS In our ever-evolving effort to offer students a complete experience, Piedmont College is introducing Greek life to campus life: a sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha and a fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi. In addition to social activities, both will focus on service to others, academic achievement, and creating a better world.

Show your artsy side at Piedmont, and you’ll be applauded for it. The arts—from the visual to the performing—add a large dash of spice to campus life. You can participate in plays and musicals, perform in a music ensemble, and soak up the talent as part of the audience.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Something for everyone, or create your own.

Play!


Eat!

FOODIES, RELAX! We know. You’ve likely heard “not so good” stories about college food. We invite you to join us for a meal in our big and bright dining hall in the Commons to discover you can’t always believe what you hear. Our food is great! And so many choices. A Hot Bar where you can put together a full meat and/or vegetable meal. Or wait, maybe go with something from the Pizzeria, Deli, Grill, abundant Salad Bar, or Dessert Station. Yum!


QUICK NOW Busy, busy, busy is a common condition for most college students. But that doesn’t mean foregoing some of life’s best treats – like delicious coffee and bodyfueling snacks. Our Starbucks/Onthe-Go Café, also located in the Student Commons, is a perfect place for two speeds. When you have a few minutes to relax. And when you are in a rush and just want to grab and run.

GOOD FEELING Health-conscious eaters (and who isn’t these days?) find a good partner in our food options. Our menus clearly spell out what’s balanced, vegan, and vegetarian. Calorie counts are front and center. We even have a G8 Allergen Free Station.


Compete!

WINNING ATTITUDE Sports. Fitness. Competitive spirit. Students cheering. Trophies held high. All of those things have a big role in college life. At least they should—and they do at Piedmont College. We have put a lot of time, energy, and resources into building and maintaining a powerful athletic program. Which is why we attract some of the best athletes around. And why we make our students green with pride, season after season.


BIG LEAGUE Piedmont College sponsors 19 varsity sports and has been a member of the NCAA since the 2003-04 season. In 2012, the Lions joined the USA South Athletic Conference and have won nine tournament championships and eight regular season championships. Piedmont teams have also taken trips to Bermuda, California, Texas, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.

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NCAA DIVISION III USA SOUTH

2003-04 BEGINNING OF NCAA ERA

CONFERENCE

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NCAA DIVISION III POST-SEASON APPEARANCES

CoSIDA (College

Sports Information Directors of America)

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in Women’s Cycling

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TOTAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

SINCE 2012-13 (INAUGURAL YEAR IN CONFERENCE)

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USA SOUTH ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES

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BASEBALL BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING GOLF LACROSSE SOCCER SWIMMING (2020) TENNIS TRACK & FIELD

PRESIDENT’S CUP RECIPIENTS An award representative of the most successful allaround athletic program in the league

Conference Championships in the USA South Athletic Conference

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BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING GOLF LACROSSE SOCCER SOFTBALL SWIMMING (2020) TENNIS TRACK & FIELD VOLLEYBALL

BEAUTIFUL RUN Our cross country teams train on trails all around the North Georgia mountains

FAN SITE Click on www.PiedmontLions.com and stay-up-to date on all the latest scores, schedules, and roster information. An added bonus: live stats and live video for all home athletic events and for most away events. Interested in sports at Piedmont? Fill out our recruit questionnaire!


Explore!

MOUNTAIN LIFE From the shores of Lake Burton to the rim of Tallulah Falls, from the Big Red Apple Festival to the Appalachian Trail, you are in for the time of your life at Piedmont. Our hometown, Demorest, is a gateway to just about every mountain-area pursuit you can imagine. It will come as no surprise – but a delight – that we have such an active Outdoor Club that takes full advantage of endless hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and camping options.

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STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA


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COUNTRIES TRAVELED SINCE 2003

CITY LIFE Want some bright-light, big-sport, and culture-centric time? Not to worry. The exciting and energetic cities of Atlanta, Athens, Charlotte, Asheville, and Nashville are all within driving distance. (Atlanta only an hour away, Athens less than that.) Superstar concerts, amazing shopping, and touring Broadway shows. Take it all in through planned student group outings or on your own.

WORLD LIFE Give the globe a spin. No matter where it stops, there’s a good chance a Piedmont student has visited and/or studied there. Travel Study, during the summer semester, can send you packing to Italy, England, France, Russia, Japan, Germany‌ or you name it. Semester Abroad allows you to enroll for a full semester in a university in either England or Germany. Major bonus: your international experiences earn class credit.

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CONSIDER. COST REALITIES

Some people don’t like to talk about the cost of college. We, on the other hand, are more than happy to do so. First, because it must be discussed. Second, because it allows us to set aside the myth that Piedmont College isn’t affordable. Beyond traditional financial aid programs, we offer more than $10 million in scholarships and grants to our students. Your education means that much to us.

WIN, WIN WORK Piedmont College supports a robust Student Employment Program. Walk into almost any office on campus or into the dining hall or bookstore or wherever, and you’ll find students doing a great job. The hours they put in – usually between 10 and 20 per week – earns them money and allimportant work experience. It’s truly a win, win.

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STUDENTS HAVE CAMPUS JOBS

Earning money and building resumes.


2019-20 GRADUATE PROGRAMS School of Education

Certification-Only Options

Master of Arts in Teaching

Art Education (DEM only)

Art Education (DEM only)

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Instructional Technology

Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education

Music Education (DEM only)

Music Education (DEM only)

Secondary Education *Campus availability varies by concentration

School Leadership (Tier 1)

Special Education: General Curriculum (ATH only) Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (ATH only)

School Leadership (Tier 2) (begins Summer 2019) Secondary Education *Campus availability varies by concentration

Master of Arts

Special Education: General Curriculum (ATH only)

Art Education (DEM only)

Endorsement

Early Childhood Education

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ATH only)

Educational Studies

Gifted Education

Gifted Education

STEM

Instructional Technology (DEM only)

Doctorate of Education

Middle Grades Education

Music Education (DEM only)

Walker School of Business

Secondary Education *Campus availability varies by concentration Special Education: General Curriculum (ATH only) Education Specialist

Art Education (DEM only)

Curriculum and Instruction

Instructional Technology

Music Education (DEM only)

Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Business Administration

R.H. Daniel School of Nursing & Health Sciences Master of Science in Athletic Training (DEM only) (begins summer 2019) Master of Science in Health and Human Performance (DEM only) (begins summer 2019)


NO. What you’ve read

and seen here, exciting as it might be, is not the complete story of Piedmont College. There is much more to discover. Does that mean we would love for you to contact us? The answer, in a word, is YES!

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