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Colleges and Schools: Your Academic Home

Whatever your dream is, wherever your passion lies, you will find an academic home for it in one of the four colleges and schools that make up Clayton State University. Each is staffed with award-winning faculty and staff who want to see you succeed and know how to help you do it. With numerous resources and experiential learning opportunities available across the colleges, your journey at Clayton State will be a springboard into the next stage of your life.

And if you choose to pursue a graduate degree, the School of Graduate Studies offers additional support and resources to earn an advanced degree or enhance your career.


College of Arts and Sciences

The oldest college among the four, the College of Arts & Sciences is home to a spanning range of undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional degrees. Literature, languages, music, history, biology, social sciences, criminal justice—liberal arts and sciences are the core of the college. The skills and knowledge you gain in its programs will be applicable to everything you do, no matter where life leads you.


  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Bar Association (paralegal and legal studies)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez

Dr. Susan McFarlane-Alvarez, professor of Corporate Communication, brings to her teaching more than 25 years of advertising and public relations experience, working on global and Fortune 500 brands across industries—from food, beverage, and recreation, to finance, technology, and healthcare. She uses that experience to engage students in intensive, experiential learning, each semester. Students master the fundamentals of advertising and public relations, and within a few weeks, are able to strategize creative solutions for community clients in a class-based student agency, called TRUST. In a recent article, Dr. McFarlane-Alvarez discusses the importance of community-engaged learning to students at Clayton State University.

Read more about Dr. McFarlane-Alvarez’ article

College of Health

The health field is booming, drawing innovative, creative minds seeking to make a difference. The College of Health is dedicated to training future healthcare providers in degrees, including nursing, dental hygiene, and a number of other health science and management programs, such as the Master of Health Administration.

You’ll receive hands-on clinical and lab experience under the guidance of faculty who have years of experience in their fields. Their diligence to teaching, program and curriculum development, and innovation have earned the college’s programs a reputation for excellence—its dental hygiene and nursing degree completion programs are ranked among the list of “Top online colleges” by SR Education Group.


  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Hae Ryong Chung

Featured in the New York Times, Dr. Hae Ryong Chung’s collaborative research on cholesterol-lowering statins has implications for those involved in recreational or prescribed physical activity. Using mice as subjects, Chung and his fellow researchers found that statins seemed to make exercise more difficult and less beneficial.

Read the full story.

College of Information and Mathematical Sciences

Careers in technology are on the rise and will only keep climbing. The College of Information & Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) helps support the tech professionals of tomorrow through undergraduate and graduate programs in math, engineering, computer science, information technology, and archival studies.

CIMS students have unique opportunities to engage in research projects and become part of the college’s information and technology student organizations, including the Math Club; Women Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Weihu Hong

A lifelong scholar, practitioner, and lover of mathematics, Dr. Weihu Hong, professor of mathematics, recently had published the Art of Mathematics. Incorporating imaginative examples and explanations drawn both industry experience and his years as a teacher, Dr. Hong wrote this book to inspire in others the same  enthusiasm and curiosity for mathematics that has driven him throughout his career.

Experience the book for yourself!

College of Business

The College of Business is highly engaged, collaborative, and entrepreneurial, because in today’s competitive environment, that’s what you need in order to make your dreams real. Offering five undergraduate business majors and an MBA, the college supports many outreach and experiential learning initiatives. You’ll receive guidance from nationally recognized faculty and staff and have access to five centers of business and eight business-related student organizations.


  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Leon Prieto

Dr. Leon Prieto, associate professor of management, was recently appointed to serve as a research fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Read the full story

School of Graduate Studies

If achieving your dream means earning a master’s degree, then the School of Graduate Studies is where you need to be. It’s home to all eight of Clayton State’s master’s programs as well as to the award-winning and service-minded faculty and staff that guide Clayton State graduate students through their programs. The school supports graduate students in finding funding and navigating degree-completion components.

Browse Clayton State’s degrees and certificates.