Arts and Sciences

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Arts and Sciences Department at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College!
The Arts and Sciences faculty includes a community of dedicated educators whose influence changes the boundaries of knowledge and imagination, and whose teaching will bear fruit through the accomplishments of their students for years to come. We offer over thirty courses that afford students the opportunity to prepare for success in their careers, citizenship, and personal lives.

Through the department of Arts and Sciences, students take courses from disciplines such as the behavioral, political, natural, and mathematical sciences, English, history, philosophy, and speech. With help from faculty, students build on their experiences and thoughts as they make meaningful connections and apply their knowledge in a real world setting. As a result, students learn to analyze situations from multiple perspectives, think critically, solve problems creatively and effectively, and relate to others with insight and compassion.

As an academic community, WGTC is committed to the belief that expanding our knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences will enable us to live better lives and to contribute positively to society. All degree level courses offered through the Arts and Sciences Department are designed to transfer to other two- and four-year institutions. We currently have articulation agreements 16 colleges and universities. We invite you to explore this site to find ways your life can be enriched through the arts and sciences.

Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose: To provide quality technical and academic instruction leading to associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

WGTC Rationale for General Education: General education requirements for degree seeking students must provide the basic and advanced skills that may be required for success in the professional world. A well-rounded general education at the collegiate level in the twenty-first century prepares graduates with an ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, a capacity to understand behavioral science, and an understanding of appropriate mathematical concepts. In addition, the general education requirements for all programs will support success in the workplace and in the society, so as to facilitate the achievement of lifelong learning.

General Education Competencies:

Competency 1: Students will be able to use the English language effectively.
Competency 2: Students will be able to use critical thinking to analyze readings and solve problems.
Competency 3: Students will be able to comprehend and use mathematical concepts and methods to solve problems effectively.
Competency 4: Students will be able to understand basic human interactions and behaviors and/or other areas in the sciences.
Competency 5: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge in humanities or literature.


Contact Us

Lynn Bowen, Dean
Valdosta Campus and CWDC
Office: Lowndes Hall, Rm 7244
(229) 259-5185

Vonda Harrison
Department Assistant
(229) 333-2100, ext 5183