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8 new GGC degrees approved

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved eight new degree programs at Georgia Gwinnett College, officials announced Monday.

The SACS Commission on Colleges gave the nod for the Lawrenceville college to offer bachelor's degrees in early childhood education, special education, criminal justice/criminology, English, exercise science, history, mathematics and political science. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved all of the programs earlier this year.

"Adding these eight majors to the four we previously offered is critically important to the college and our students," said Stas Preczewski, GGC vice president of academic and student affairs. "In addition, we have nearly 40 concentrations in these areas as well as majors in business, information technology, psychology and biology."

Georgia Gwinnett College will begin offering the majors to students in January. The English, history, mathematics and political science programs, as well as the existing biology degree, include tracks in teaching certification.

The four-year college opened in Lawrenceville in 2006 and received its initial accreditation earlier this year.

For more information, visit www.ggc.edu.