Georgia Military College and the Augusta University Department of Social Sciences have signed an articulation agreement providing a transition from GMC’s social work program into the AU Bachelor of Social Work program. This will create a pipeline for GMC students to continue their education at AU.
“Providing hope and opportunity to our students at Georgia Military College is a top priority, so this partnership with Augusta University will directly contribute toward our mission of student success,” said GMC President and retired Army Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV. “This agreement provides students another pathway in their mission to earn a bachelor’s degree. We are thrilled our students will have the opportunity to attend Augusta University to earn their Bachelor of Social Work degree, with transferable credits from GMC.”
This agreement formally recognizes that GMC and AU are committed to the establishment of an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at both institutions, as well as to train highly qualified social workers in a professional setting.
“Augusta University is honored to be entering into this transfer articulation agreement with Georgia Military College to align our Bachelor of Social Work program with their students in social work. This will allow GMC students to easily transfer to Augusta University and graduate on time,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD. “Augusta University encourages such partnerships and welcomes all future GMC students.”
The agreement will allow students to better prepare themselves in a career that’s committed to improving the lives of all people in a program where small interactive courses are in place to emphasize the individual mentoring by social workers with considerable practical experience.
“The AU Department of Social Sciences and our Bachelor of Social Work faculty are excited about formalizing this pipeline for excellent social work students from GMC to seamlessly transfer to AU and complete their BSW program with AU,” said Dr. William Hatcher, professor and interim chair of the Department of Social Sciences. “Our BSW program, like our department’s other majors, focuses on promoting public service, and creating this pipeline will help us educate future social workers to serve the Augusta community, our region, and the nation.”
This is the latest joint articulation agreement between the two institutions, with a similar agreement put in place for the College of Education in 2020.