The GSU experience is different at every stage of your education—and for good reason. Your needs change as you develop your skills, discover your passion, and prepare yourself for your professional journey ahead.all i want.

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As a GSU freshman, you’ll choose from one of our three learning communities, also known as cohorts. Within the group, you’ll experience a cooperative learning environment made up of peers and mentors extending your education far beyond traditional career preparation. Your academic advisor will ready you for success by providing a structured, full-time schedule custom-built to keep you on track to finish college in four years. Every freshman enrolls in First Year Seminar, a foundational humanities course that prepares you for a strong academic experience.

On weekdays, you’ll attend classes with your fellow learning community students. After class, dive into life at GSU by attending athletics events, theatrical performances, and other campus activities. Don’t forget to budget time for studying: find a spot in the Lakeside Lounge, or book one of the Library’s reserveable group study rooms equipped with smart technology.

If you are transferring from another accredited college or university with less than 24 credit hours, you will enroll as a freshman metamajor. Consult with your advisor to determine how your credits will transfer.

Sophomore Year

During your sophomore year, you’ll focus your academic interests by selecting a major that brings your mission to life. Select a major from one of our colleges, such as the College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, College of Arts and Sciences, or the AACSB-accredited College of Business.

Junior Year

Experience a real-world education as you delve deeply into your major by taking advantage of many on-campus opportunities for professional development. Our Center for the Junior Year is here to help you connect your passion to your purpose. Visit Career Services to learn valuable ways to build your interview skills, prepare your résumé, and attend career and internship fairs.


Senior Year

The final year of your undergraduate experience culminates with a Senior Capstone course. Demonstrate your academic achievement through a cumulative project that shows off the accomplishment of four years of study. Many of our seniors create capstone projects with real-life impact, touching the lives of community members on and off-campus.