Georgia Southern University offering more programs

STATESBORO, GEORGIA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University's president could not be happier about the news the school will be able to offer engineering degrees.

The Board of Regents voted to allow GSU to offer courses and degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. University President Dr. Brooks Keel says this move will help more than the school.

"It's going to do fantasic things for our students, offer them incredible opportunities as well as for South Georgia and the businesses here that use engineers and will use the engineers Georgia Southern produces," said President Keel.

The Regents also approved identical degree programs for the University of Georgia. Georgia Southern will begin offering classes this Fall. Until now Georgia Tech was the only public university in the state to offer engineering degrees.

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