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Consolidation

Consolidating Armstrong State University & Georgia Southern University

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. If approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia (BORUSG), the new University will be formed in January 2018 with the expected timeline for the first entering class to be fall 2018. Complete details can be found at consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu.

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.


Timeline
  • Mid-July 2017 – Apply to Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus by completing the Georgia Southern application.
  • August 1, 2017 – Apply to Georgia Southern’s Armstrong or Liberty campus by completing the Armstrong State application
  • January 2018 – Anticipated official consolidation when the NEW Georgia Southern University is formed! You will begin to see only one Georgia Southern presence at college fairs, on our website, etc. representing all campuses.
  • Late February 2018 – All new students applying for fall 2018 will submit an application to the new Georgia Southern and choose their desired campus on that one application. If you have already applied to Georgia Southern or Armstrong, or are currently enrolled, you do not have to reapply.

For additional information please see Admissions FAQ.

Apply to the Campus You Plan to Attend

Remember to pay close attention to the programs/majors offered on each campus. These should help guide your decision in which campus to attend.


Spring & Summer 2018 Term


Fall 2018 Term

Applicants should only apply once to either Georgia Southern or Armstrong State. Do not apply to both campuses.

July 2017 – February 2018

Late February 2018 Forward

  • Apply to the new Georgia Southern University and choose your campus on the last page of your application – Statesboro, Armstrong, or Liberty.

 

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

 

Choosing Your Campus

Many things will factor into your decision of which campus to attend. Here are a few things we suggest you consider.


Statesboro Campus
  • Statesboro, located in Bulloch County, is a rural town of about 35,000.
  • The Statesboro Campus enrolled over 20,300 students for fall 2017.
  • A quick guide to undergraduate programs can be found here. More in depth information on the programs can be reviewed here. Information on current websites may not yet be updated for the fall 2018 semester.

Savannah Campus
  • Savannah, located in Chatham County, is historic city of nearly 150,000.
  • The Armstrong Campus enrolled 7,150 students for fall 2016.
  • A quick guide to undergraduate programs can be found here. More in depth information on the programs can be reviewed here. Information on current websites may not yet be updated for the fall 2018 semester.

Hinesville Campus
  • Hinesville, located in Liberty County, is a town of about 35,000 and houses Fort Stewart.
  • The Liberty Campus enrolled nearly 500 students for fall 2017.
  • Students can pursue two Associate Degrees on this campus – Associate of Arts and Associate of Science in Core Curriculum – as well as all fully online programs.

The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Our College Updates

Posted September 30, 2017

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology will become the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing in the new, consolidated Georgia Southern University.

We will be adding four Master of Science programs and two Bachelor of Science programs. Some departments will change their names to reflect the new degree programs.  

  • The department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management will become Civil Engineering and Construction, adding a B.S. in Construction Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering.
  • The department of Computer Sciences will change its name to Computer Science.
  • The department of Electrical Engineering will become Electrical and Computer Engineering, adding a B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • The department of Information Technology will be adding the MS in Information Technology.
  • The department of Mechanical Engineering will be adding the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Degree Program Offerings by Campus Location

You can search or sort the table below to determine degree program offerings by campus location.

DepartmentDegrees & MajorsArmstrongLibertyStatesboro
Civil Engineering & ConstructionBS in Civil Engineering X
Civil Engineering & ConstructionBS in ConstructionX
Civil Engineering & ConstructionBS in Construction EngineeringX
Civil Engineering & ConstructionMS in Civil EngineeringX
Computer ScienceBS in Computer ScienceXX
Computer ScienceMS in Computer ScienceXX
Electrical & Computer EngineeringBS in Electrical EngineeringX
Electrical & Computer EngineeringBS in Computer EngineeringX
Electrical & Computer EngineeringMS in Electrical EngineeringX
Information TechnologyBS in Information Technology (IT)XX
Information TechnologyMS in Information Technology (IT)X
Information TechnologyBS in Information TechnologyONLINEONLINEONLINE
Manufacturing EngineeringBS in Manufacturing Engineering***X
Manufacturing EngineeringMS in Applied EngineeringX
Mechanical EngineeringBS in Mechanical Engineering***X
Mechanical EngineeringMS in Mechanical EngineeringX

*** Program in Development


The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Last updated: 9/30/2017