Greetings from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Government and Sociology!
The Department of Government and Sociology at Georgia College is committed to providing all of its students with an education that offers in-depth study and a breath of experience through our programs. Our faculty and curriculum focuses on engaging and challenging students to grow both academically and personally as they prepare for careers in their chosen fields or by continuing their studies at the graduate level. The undergraduate programs include the BA major and minor in Criminal Justice, Political Science and Sociology, and a minor in Anthropology. At the graduate level we offer two degrees, the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice.
With 25 dedicated full-time faculty, the department prides itself on promoting a student-centered learning environment in pursuit of intellectual excellence. As active scholars in their field, our faculty have been recognized with outstanding teaching, research and service awards. Our programs share a commitment to the highest standards of academic quality and faculty work closely with students as teacher-scholars to advance their goals. By embracing our liberal arts mission, we strive to create an academic environment that aims to assist the development of life-long and independent learners.
Our students have opportunities to become involved in undergraduate research, public service projects, and internships. They learn in and beyond the classroom through civic engagement, study abroad, work on archaeology sites, etc. Several courses offer students opportunities to work with local citizens and public school students in citizenship and community-based programming.
Once again, welcome to the Department of Government and Sociology and on behalf of the faculty I invite you to contact us with any questions and encourage you to learn more about our work!
Costas Spirou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair