Word is getting out about Clayton State University –
Fayette. Everyday we receive phone calls, emails, and visits
by people looking for more information. For those who may
have similar questions, I thought I would answer some of the
most common inquiries.
What degrees are offered at Clayton State University -
The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia
has approved 5 degree programs for the Fayette County
location: the B.S. in Psychology and Human Services, B.S. in
Integrative Studies, the B.A.S. in Administrative
Management, the R.N. to B.S.N. online program, and the M.B.A.
degree program. Students not enrolled in these majors may
still complete their general education core curriculum in
Fayette or take upper division courses that fit with their
What is the B.S. in Integrative Studies degree program?
The Integrative Studies program allows students to create
an individualized curriculum composed of courses and
experiences which meet their individual career needs. This
approach is different from many traditional,
discipline-based baccalaureate programs which are designed
in part to prepare students for advanced work in a specific
academic discipline--a major in history or biology, for
example. This flexibility enables students to develop
academic plans that meet the ever-changing requirements of
the world of work, but it also requires careful planning.
Students should clarify their career or learning goals as
they begin designing the components of their program. The
bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies can also be an
appropriate preparation for students planning to attend
graduate school in certain disciplines and professions.
What is the B.A.S. degree in Administrative Management?
The Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.S.) offers
career advancement opportunities to people who have earned
an A.A.S., A.A.T., or other career associate degrees at a
technical college. Students who have earned career associate
degrees at Clayton State University or at other regionally
accredited institutions can bridge smoothly into the B.A.S.
program with little or no loss of credit. To complete the
B.A.S. at Clayton State, students will take additional
general education classes and advanced courses appropriate
to their fields and career interests. The B.A.S. can be
earned in four semesters of full time study, or students can
attend part-time. Courses are offered in online, partial
online, and classroom formats.
Are courses completed at Clayton State University –
Fayette transferable to other colleges and universities?
Clayton State University is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools and is a part of the
University System of Georgia; thus courses are broadly
accepted at other institutions across the country. Clayton
State University’s accreditation was reaffirmed by SACS in
2004 after a routine 10-year review.
When are courses offered at Clayton State-Fayette?
Most classes are in the evening, but some morning and
afternoon courses are offered each semester. Clayton State
also is a leader in offering online and partially online
Can college students coming home for the summer take
courses at the Fayette County location?
Students who are enrolled at other institutions may take
classes at Clayton State-Fayette as transient students. The admission
and course transfer processes are simplified for students
who fall into this category. Details are posted on the Admissions website.
Can high school students take courses at Clayton State-Fayette?
Yes, Clayton State’s Dual Enrollment Program (MOWR) allows
qualified students to take college courses while still in
high school. The courses they complete fulfill high school
requirements but also count as college credit. Such programs
expose students to the nature of the college classroom,
while they still have the support they receive from parents
and their high school.
I am interested in teaching at the Fayette County site,
how can I apply?
Although many of our classes are taught by full-time
faculty from the main campus, we are always looking for
qualified individuals to teach part-time. Instructors must
have at least a master’s degree in the discipline they
teach. Those interested may email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can the HOPE Scholarship or other forms of financial aid
be used at Clayton State-Fayette?
Yes, students who are eligible for financial aid can
generally use the support they receive to pay for expenses
at the Fayette County location.
How can I learn more about Clayton State –
For more information, call (678) 466-5000.