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Where is Demorest? In the heart of northeast Georgia, the Demorest campus is located just off GA 365 in the foothills of Habersham Countyâ€™s Blue Ridge mountains. Some 50 miles south of Demorest is the Athens campus, which provides a more urban setting in Georgiaâ€™s education, art, and music hub.
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Who are you, really? What makes you tick? Can you imagine where you’ll be in five, ten, fifteen years? Do you have talents that haven’t been discovered? (We can answer that one for you—“yes.”) Are you a thinker, a doer, or both? There are so many questions when it comes to defining the person you are— and so many possibilities when it comes to defining the person you can be. Are you ready to color in the details? If so, there is no better place than Piedmont College.
What does Piedmont mean to students and graduates? Theyâ€™re happy to tell you.
Sophomore | Mathematics & Physics
Junior | Musical Theatre
“I picked Piedmont College initially because a friend was going to attend. I do not regret my decision, because it has been an amazing experience. The size of Piedmont College makes it unique—you can interact with professors very closely, one-toone, and that made me comfortable.”
“I would recommend Piedmont if you really want to grow not only as a student but as a person. College is about meeting the people who will change your life, and I know for sure I’ve found that here.”
Natasha Alvarado Class of 2014 | Nursing
“As a nursing student, my final clinical rotation was in emergency room nursing, and I fell in love with it. The first day, I knew that was exactly where I wanted to be. And with the contacts from my classes, I was offered a job on the spot because I was a Piedmont graduate.”
Class of 2000 | Philosophy & Religion
Class of 2009 | Master of Business Administration
“The faculty at Piedmont challenged the way that I approach the world and my worldview. They taught me how to think strategically and how to operate in environments beyond the one around me.”
“Each person brought a unique perspective to class discussions, and the professors knew how to create a comfortable environment for debate. I learned from my teachers and a great deal from my classmates as well.”
Piedmont opens your mind to the endless possibilities of who you just might be.
Academics built on concrete strengths. A vision 119 years in the making: Piedmont College was founded in 1897. As proud as we are of our history, it is not in our nature to look back. All eyes are ahead—focused sharply on preparing you for your future.
A “keep it fresh” spirit: Serious effort goes into syncing our programs—in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences—with the future. For instance, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Cardiovascular Technology, the only program of its kind in Georgia.
A passion for teaching: 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 of the academic deans teach classes. How many schools—of any size—can say that?
Stepping out of the classroom to find your direction. We call it the Compass Program for good reason. Itâ€™s about exploring beyond the classroom â€”getting out there, trying new and different paths, and learning to guide yourself through internships, community service, and many other options. The experience you gain through matching your education to the world we live in will be included in your official college transcripts. Just think how that will set you apart in the eyes of employers and graduate programs.
Even our facilities are smart. When you tour our campus for the first time you will, of course, notice how attractive it is. You will also think, as you move from building to building (many of them new), “This is a college that really invests in its learning facilities.” From science labs to black box theater, from art studios to television studio, from lacrosse field to climbing wall, you can’t miss the quality. `
The world is yours. Give the globe a spin. No matter where it stops, there’s a good chance a Piedmont College student has visited and/or studied there. Travel Study, which happens 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.
A word about money. 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 of all, because it has to be discussed. Second of all, 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.
A quiet break. Revved-up events. Everything in between. You follow your own pace on campus.
Ready. Set. Go do your thing. For the joining type: Piedmont offers clubs that are just like our students—richly diverse in interests. You could get involved (another trait of our students) with the Literary Society, Outdoor Club, Biology Club, Radio Club and… You get the idea. For the sports minded: In a word, intramurals. Get your game on in softball, indoor and outdoor volleyball, basketball, flag football, and tennis. You don’t have to be on a varsity team to be an athlete here. For entertainment seekers: Grab tickets for visiting performers, compete in talent shows, or take in movie night (complete with popcorn). There are also Atlanta-centered shopping, sporting and theatrical events.
You’ll know a good thing when you live it. Just ask the 68% of Piedmont students who take up residence on campus each year. They will tell you it’s the fun, friend-making, connected thing to do. There are traditional residence halls, suite buildings and (new on the scene) a village for apartment-style living. No matter your exact address, you’ll find yourself part of a lively, caring community.
Nothing short of Wow! We are student-centered. It takes only one walk through the Commons to confirm that fact. This brand new (and frankly remarkable) building dedicates 58,000 square feet 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.
Like in the movies.
We can get a little artsy.
It’s hard to imagine a classic college experience without the classic green quad bordered by historic buildings. Piedmont has a beautiful (and popular) one. While we are constantly expanding our facilities, we take great care in maintaining this part of our history—an often-used part of campus where you might find (and join) friendly games of flag football, a group of friends picnicking, or a class studying on a nice day.
That’s a good thing. The arts—from the visual to the performing—add a large dash of spice to campus life at Piedmont. Whether majoring in the arts or not, you have the “we’rehappy-to-have-you” opportunity to participate in plays and musicals, sing or play in a music ensemble, and keep your creativity active in many other ways. Not to mention the fun times you can have taking it all in from the audience.
It is said grit is the sign of a true athlete. We can confirm that.
A winning example of that Lions’ drive. Maria Carter is host of College Central on the Golf Channel (owned by NBC Universal) and a 2013 graduate of Piedmont College. Her former professor, Dr. Dale Van Cantfort, says, “Maria is a great example of what a studentathlete can be at Piedmont College. She played both golf and tennis, while also writing for the school newspaper, hosting a weekly radio show, serving on the Mass Comm Student Leadership Council, and earning high enough grades in her classes to be inducted into the Mass Comm Honor Society.”
Sports Headlines NCAA DIVISION III USA SOUTH
2003-04 BEGINNING OF NCAA ERA
NCAA DIVISION III POST-SEASON APPEARANCES
CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL AMERICANS
TEAM CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TITLES SINCE 2000
PRESIDENT’S CUP RECIPIENT
An award representative of the most successful all-around athletic program in the league
Great South Conference Championships WON BY PIEDMONT’S MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS PROGRAMS
ATHLETES NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE OVER THREE YEARS
Our cross country teams train on trails all around the North Georgia mountains
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It’s all part of the Piedmont mix. 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. From our storied baseball history to the fielding of new sports – like cycling in 2016 – we have long put time and 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.
You can see the level of our commitment in the quality of our facilities. Among them:
BASEBALL BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING GOLF LACROSSE SOCCER TENNIS TRACK & FIELD
Johnny Mize Athletic Center, which houses the O’Neal Cave Arena. Loudermilk Field, with covered seating, home to the baseball team. Walker Athletic Complex, with softball complex and artificial turf for lacrosse and soccer. Burgen Tennis Courts, which offer an awesome view of the surrounding mountain ranges.
It’s in our nature to be in the right place. You have the great outdoors. You also have the greater outdoors. You’ll find yourself in the latter territory when you enroll at Piedmont. Demorest, the charming hometown of our main campus, is part of Habersham County, which is a gateway to just about every mountain-area pursuit you can imagine. (One reason we have such an active Outdoor Club.) Hiking? Check. Fishing? Check. White-water rafting? Check. Camping? Check. Festivals? Check. Fall leaves? Check. National and state parks? Check. You get the picture (and it is a beautiful one). 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. Don’t forget, you’re an hour from Atlanta and less than an hour from Athens.
Business Administration—Concentrations in:
Master of Business Administration
Certification Only (School of Education only)
Master of Arts
Management Marketing Cardiovascular Technology Criminal Justice Education Early Childhood Education Middle Grades Education Health Care Administration Nursing (BSN for initial certification) Nursing—LPN-to-BSN Political Science Psychology Sociology
Special Education Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Athens: Proven education, different environment. Our Athens campus, opened in 1996, is a good choice if you want the best of both worlds— attending a small college in a big-college town. Athens offers the core traits of Piedmont College —small classes, affordability, real-world experience, career-oriented majors, a valuable liberal arts foundation, professors who are also mentors (and available), and a diploma with built-in respect. It also offers its own characteristics. Classes are scheduled during the day and night, making it more convenient for working students. Students have easy access to the wealth of music, theatre, art, athletic events, and cultural activities in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding area. The fit could be just right for you—a classic Piedmont College education in the Classic City of Athens.
Check out the facts. Affordable? Definitely!
STUDENTS HAVE CAMPUS JOBS
Earning money and building resumes.
THE AVERAGE SIZE OF OUR CLASSES
Right path, bright future. Depending on the academic
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
program you choose, you can study in one or more major areas
STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID
$10,000,000+ IN SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
The amount awarded by the college itself each year (above and beyond other financial aid options).
ACTIVE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Something for everyone, or create your own.
and a minor area to explore outside your major field. Piedmont encourages study across multiple disciplines, and you can even select
related courses in different schools to create your own interdisciplinary
THE NUMBER OF VOICES IN THE PIEDMONT CHORALE
degree. Dual-degree programs for students seeking an undergraduate and graduate degree in secondary
OF STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS
58,000 THE NUMBER OF SQUARE FEET OF THE STUDENT COMMONS
Our outstanding new student center.
PROFESSORS KEEP REGULAR HOURS
education are offered for certain academic areas.
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.
OUR DISTINCTIONS ARE EARNING ATTENTION.
For the most up-to-date information about our programs, visit piedmont.edu/academics.
Demorest Undergraduate Programs Applied Health Science Art Art—Concentrations in: Graphic Design Two-Dimensional Design Three-Dimensional Design Arts Administration—Concentrations in: Art Music Theatre Art Education Art Therapy Athletic Training (3 yrs + 2 yrs) Biology—Concentrations in: Cell and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Biology Education Broadfield Science— Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Environmental Geology Broadfield Science Middle Grades Add-On Dual Degree Business Administration—Concentrations in: Accounting Data Science Finance General Business Management Marketing Cardiovascular Technology
Chemistry Chemistry Education Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Education—See individual fields Engineering Physics Dual Degree with Georgia Institute of Technology Engineering Science Dual Degree with Kennesaw State University English—Concentrations in: Creative Writing Literary Studies English Education English Education—Dual Degree Environmental Science Exercise and Sport Science Forensic Science Health Care Administration History History Education History Education—Dual Degree Interdisciplinary Studies International Studies Leadership Studies Mass Communications Mathematics Mathematics —Applied Mathematics Mathematics Education Mathematics Education—Dual Degree Middle Grades Education Music—Concentrations in: Church Music Music Performance Musical Theatre
Nursing (BSN for initial certification) Nursing—LPN-to-BSN Philosophy and Religion Physics—Applied Physics Political Science Psychology – Concentrations in: Experimental Developmental Counseling General Psychology Secondary Education (English/Language Arts, M athematics, Broadfield Science, and History)— Dual Degree Sociology Spanish Spanish Education Sport and Fitness Administration (anticipated) Theatre Arts Theatre—Design & Technical Theatre—Drama Education Theatre—Musical Theatre Theatre for Youth
Graduate Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Athletic Training (Summer 2020) Master of Arts in Education Master of Arts in Educational Studies Master of Arts in Instructional Technology Master of Arts in Teaching Certification Only (School of Education only) Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
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