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GHC secures partnership with Dalton State to make obtaining a bachelors degree even easier

Georgia Highlands College has entered into an agreement with Dalton State College that will streamline the process for any student wishing to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics to do so by starting at GHC and later transferring to Dalton State. In addition, a Bachelor of Business Administration is also offered in Accounting, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing Systems, as well.

Any student that enters into the GHC-Dalton State bachelor’s track is automatically accepted at both institutions and can move from one to the other with relative ease.

GHC will be considered the “sending institution” in the agreement and will be tasked with offering the Associate of Science or Associate of Business Administration in one of the seven areas of study, while Dalton State is considered the “receiving institution” and is charged with providing the correlating Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration in the same transferred area of study.

“I am pleased that our regional neighbor and our fellow USG baccalaureate-degree-granting institution Dalton State College has articulated an agreement for four-year completion studies in areas that GHC does not currently offer,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Renva Watterson said.

“This just makes sense that our students have a clear path to graduation with both an associate degree and bachelor's degree...right from the start,” she added.

Dalton State was happy to join GHC in this deal.

“Georgia Highlands has an excellent reputation for producing quality graduates in this region,” Dalton State’s Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Andy Meyer said. “We are excited that we can work with them to offer clear options and additional pathways for their students. I really believe this partnership will benefit the students, the region, and both institutions.”

Both institution presidents signed the agreement, which is currently in effect, in April at Dalton State College. After the signing, GHC toured Dalton State’s campus and facilities, particularly those related to the areas of study GHC students will be transferring into.


PHOTO: GHC President Donald Green and DSC Interim President Margaret Venable (seated) sign the GHC-DSC Articulation Agreement, while GHC’s Mark Knauss, interim dean of the Division of Natural Sciences & Physical Education (standing from left), DCS’s Randall Griffus, dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Mathematics, Andy Meyer, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, and Larry Johnson, dean of the School of Business look on.

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