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Colleges and Schools: Your Academic Home

Whatever your dream is, wherever your passion lies, you will find an academic home for it in one of the four colleges and schools that make up Clayton State University. Each is staffed with award-winning faculty and staff who want to see you succeed and know how to help you do it. With numerous resources and experiential learning opportunities available across the colleges, your journey at Clayton State will be a springboard into the next stage of your life.

And if you choose to pursue a graduate degree, the School of Graduate Studies offers additional support and resources to earn an advanced degree or enhance your career.


College of Arts and Sciences

The oldest college among the four, the College of Arts & Sciences is home to a spanning range of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional degrees. Literature, languages, music, history, biology, social sciences, criminal justice—liberal arts and sciences are the core of the college. The skills and knowledge you gain in its programs will be applicable to everything you do, no matter where life leads you.


  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Bar Association (paralegal and legal studies)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

College of Health

The health field is booming, drawing innovative, creative minds seeking to make a difference. The College of Health is dedicated to training future healthcare providers in degrees, including nursing, dental hygiene, and a number of other health science and management programs, such as the Master of Health Administration.

You’ll receive hands-on clinical and lab experience under the guidance of faculty who have years of experience in their fields. Their diligence to teaching, program and curriculum development, and innovation have earned the college’s programs a reputation for excellence—its dental hygiene and nursing degree completion programs are ranked among the list of “Top online colleges” by SR Education Group.


  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

College of Information and Mathematical Sciences

Careers in technology are on the rise and will only keep climbing. The College of Information & Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) helps support the tech professionals of tomorrow through undergraduate and graduate programs in math, engineering, computer science, information technology, and archival studies.

CIMS students have unique opportunities to engage in research projects and become part of the college’s information and technology student organizations, including the Math Club; Women Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and the Association for Computing Machinery.

College of Business

The College of Business is highly engaged, collaborative, and entrepreneurial, because in today’s competitive environment, that’s what you need in order to make your dreams real. Offering five undergraduate business majors and an MBA, the college supports many outreach and experiential learning initiatives. You’ll receive guidance from nationally recognized faculty and staff and have access to five centers of business and eight business-related student organizations.


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

School of Graduate Studies

If achieving your dream means earning a master’s degree, then the School of Graduate Studies is where you need to be. It’s home to all eight of Clayton State’s master’s programs as well as to the award-winning and service-minded faculty and staff that guide Clayton State graduate students through their programs. The school supports graduate students in finding funding and navigating degree-completion components.

Browse Clayton State’s degrees and certificates.