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Distance Learning

As part of its mission to cultivate excellence in learning and teaching, Georgia Southwestern State University offers both courses and degree programs in which the majority of the instructional interaction occurs online, or as we call Distance Learning. Specific courses and programs are selected for offering through distance learning methods to provide greater access to GSW programs by providing scheduling flexibility to all potential students, but especially to adult learners with job and family responsibilities that may otherwise limit their educational opportunities. Only courses and programs for which the learning outcomes can be effectively achieved through distance learning methods are selected.


Online Programs Leading to Eligibility for License Exams

None of Georgia Southwestern State University’s fully online programs lead directly to any type of license or eligibility to sit for a license examination in any state, including the state of Georgia. The BBA in Accounting may be a component of the requirements to sit for a Certified Public Accountant License exam in your state of residence. Please contact the agency that grants those licenses in your state of residence to be sure.

Student Resources

State Authorization

Refund Policy

Student Problem Resolution

Distance Learning Programs

eMajor BBA

Master of Business Administration

MS in Computer Science

eCore Program

eMajor Criminal Justice

Master of Science in Nursing

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Distance Learning

Bryan P. Davis, Ph.D
Associate VP for Academic Affairs


SARA Approved Institution

Georgia Southwestern is an approved institution through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.


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