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4.3 Proposed Future Academic Program

Georgia State University currently offers comprehensive degree programs that include:

  • • Bachelor’s degrees for 57 majors
  • • Masters degrees for 118 majors
  • • Doctor of Philosophy degrees for 35 majors
  • • One First Professional Degree
  • • 37 Certificate Programs
  • • A Specialist degree in Education for seven majors.

No significant change in the number of programs or degrees offered is anticipated.

Table 4.5 Academic Programs by college

Table 4.5 Academic Programs by college

Table 4.6 Future Projections for Students, Staff, & Faculty (Click for larger image)

Table 4.6 Future Projections for Students, Staff, & Faculty

Table 4.6 summarizes future projections for the college’s students, staff and faculty. This table summarizes the total count of workstations (WS) occupied by staff/faculty. This includes a factor to convert part-time staff as well as students who work, into a “full” work station equivalent.

Table 4.6 outlines faculty and staff projections by academic and administrative units.

The 1997 Master Plan identified a target faculty-to-student (FTE) ratio of 12:1 by 2007. The current ratio is 18.3:1. Based on budget constraints, the consulting team assumed that 12:1 is not realistic. However, for the university to reach its goal as a leading research institution, faculty/student ratio improvements are needed. Therefore, a target ratio of 15.9:1 by 2015 was established and used as a basis for the projections in Table 4.6.

Classrooms and Class Lab Statistics

The following statistics relate to the use of classrooms, lecture halls and specialized classrooms. They were gathered from Georgia State information for fiscal year 2004.

Table 4.7 Future Distribution and Desired Adjacencies of Future Academic Programs

Table 4.7 Future Distribution and Desired Adjacencies of Future Academic Programs