The Russian major at UGA provides students with communicative proficiency and competency in the Russian language and Russian culture. Courses are available in Russian conversation and composition, literature, linguistics, history, political science, and others. Students acquire critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of Russian, form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference, and are highly encouraged to study abroad.
Undergraduates frequently combine language study with other majors such as education, business, journalism, medicine, and the sciences, but proficiency in two foreign languages helps find employment in the public and private sectors or as a foundation for graduate school.
Currently, however, there is a large deficiency in information regarding HGE and its effects to the human body; creating a need for scientists to conduct more research and tests.
The Scientific Illustration major at the University of Georgia encourages student artists to develop a level of awareness that communicates visual information in a logical message or sequence that is not confusing to a viewer. Courses are available in digital imagery, graphic design, figure drawing, environmental graphics, color technique, and others.
Employment opportunities range from working alone to being a member of a large production unit in universities, medical schools, scientific and medical research centers, hospitals, clinics, dental and veterinary schools, and museums of scientific history and learning such as the Smithsonian. Many illustrators pursue 'self contract' commercial markets, creating illustrations for publishing, pharmaceuticals, advertising, or physician and attorney clients in need of visual aids.
A student admitted to the Honors Program with academic interests in the arts and humanities for which no suitable major is offered by any in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences may pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS).
“I wholeheartedly believe that UGA has given me the opportunities I needed to grow, explore and build a strong sense of community. When I started at UGA in the fall of 2012, I wanted to double major in psychology and anthropology with a minor in Spanish. However, after learning about the College of Public Health and realizing that I wanted to place a greater emphasis on learning a language, I quickly switched to double major in health promotion and behavior and Spanish instead. In May this year, I graduated with honors with a B.A. in Spanish and symbolically walked with my health promotion cohort at our Commencement ceremony. Currently, I am spending my last semester as a UGA undergrad off campus completing the last degree requirement for health promotion, a 300-hour practical internship. The multiple experiences I’ve had over the years inside and outside the classroom have taught me the importance of academia, research, practice and collaboration.”
Courses include surveys with general overviews of core issues in African, American, Asian, Latin American, Western, and World History as well as more specialized upper level courses which students tailor to their specific interests. Majors spend a significant amount of time observing and engaging teachers in partner schools, ultimately planning, teaching, and assessing actual students while choosing an area of teaching specialization in Economics, History, Geography, or Political Science.
Health promotion is a behavioral social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical, and medical sciences to positively influence health behavior of individuals and communities; living and work conditions that influence health; and prevent disease, disability, and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change.
The second curriculum emphasis is for students who wish to pursue sport and physical education interests in non-public school environments. Students who select this emphasis are not eligible for teacher licensure and complete 14 hours of coursework in lieu of the student teaching experience. Career opportunities are available in fitness instruction, youth development, community organizations, and coaching.
A student admitted to the Honors Program with academic interests in the social, biological, or physical and mathematical sciences for which no suitable major is offered by any in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS).
The Health and Physical Education major at UGA develops instructional techniques to improve bodily motor coordination, physical fitness, and physical activity. Pedagogical skills and content knowledge includes biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology, wellness, strategy and teamwork development, and others. Students choose from one of two curriculum emphases along an intended career path: