From its opening in 1913 as a normal college for women, with a two-year course in teacher preparation, it has grown to a thriving university of more than 10,500 students, offering degrees from the associate to the doctorate. As a regional university, Valdosta State is charged with meeting the professional and general educational needs of its south Georgia service area.
VSU offers undergraduate work leading to the following degrees: Associate of Applied Science, the Associate of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts in 17 major programs, the Bachelor of Science in 11 major programs, the Bachelor of Science in Education in 9 major programs, the Bachelor of Business Administration in six major programs, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in seven major programs, the Bachelor of Music in two major programs, and the Bachelor of Applied Science.
Graduate degrees offered include the Master of Education, the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Science in five major programs, Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy and many more.
Valdosta State University is committed to establishing itself as a regional leader in the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge through the scholarly activities of our faculty, staff, and students. Our research, creative, and scholarly endeavors ("research") encompasses the full range of discovery, integration, application, and teaching scholarship.
Our portfolio includes a wide range of research activity both within and across academic disciplines where you will find our faculty and staff engaging graduate and undergraduate students and academic colleagues from regional, national, and international institutes of higher learning.
Career Opportunities is a multifaceted career center designed to assist VSU Students and Alumni in meeting their career goals; through our partnerships with local, regional, and national employers to identify talent to enhance today's workforce.
Living on campus, you will find that we provide facilities, programs, and services that will assist you in achieving your academic and personal goals. Studies have shown that students who live on campus have a higher GPA than those that do not, are more involved on campus, and graduate at a higher rate. VSU and HRL welcome students, families, and guests from all over the United States, different backgrounds, personal circumstances, and experiences. We know that these differences help us cultivate a stronger community where all students can feel like they truly belong.
Odum Library has materials that are available for students, faculty, staff and community members to use. The collection includes approximately 530,000 volumes, electronic and print journals, government documents, microform, and audio-visual materials, as well as numerous maps, charts, and archival resources, numerous print magazines, journals and newspapers and full text online journals.
We provide a number of resources to help you utilize VSU’s innovative technologies.
The mission of Student Health is to provide optimum health care in a convenient location for undergraduate and graduate students in a compassionate, confidential manner. Our motto is "Healing the Present...Teaching the Future". Services are available with VSU ID for all currently enrolled full-time students who are taking one or more semester hours and who have paid the health fee.
When you join Blazer Nation, you’ll be joining a lively community of 110,000 residents that love supporting VSU and its students – from cheering with them at football games and welcoming them into local schools as student teachers, to providing service learning, internships, and job opportunities. Valdosta isn’t just a place where you’ll feel safe to live, learn, and play; it’s a place where you’ll feel right at home.
Our indoor facilities offer several multipurpose courts, a heated swimming pool, a climbing wall, a jogging track, and designated fitness areas including group fitness classrooms and our state-of-the-art weight room; outside, our recreational fields as well as the Leadership Challenge Course hosted by CORE Outdoors are here to help suit all the recreational needs of our members. Along with our facilities, many programs here at the SRC, such as Aquatics, CORE Outdoors, Intramural and Club Sports, and Group Fitness, offer activities and events that encourage members to join together in a fun, active environment.
Over 200 Student Organizations at VSU support the growth and development all students through a variety of interests, values and opportunities. Collectively, VSU student organizations cater to a wide variety of students across social, service, spiritual, academic, political, athletic, cultural, musical and professional interests.
Valdosta State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.
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