Welcome

lynnInterim Dean, Dr. Lynn Stallings would like to welcome you to University College, an innovative academic college that promotes student success through both curricular and co-curricular initiatives and programs. University College is the home of three academic departments. The Department of First-Year and Transition Studies provides interdisciplinary seminars for first-year and transfer students, administers the learning communities program, and teaches the university’s digital literacy course. KSU’s first-year seminars (KSU 1101, KSU 1111, KSU 1121, and KSU 1200) are the foundation for the university’s nationally recognized First-Year Experience, which has been featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” listings for more than a decade. The Master of Science in First-Year Studies, a fully online degree program that is the first of its kind, is also housed in First-Year and Transition Studies.

The Department of Leadership and Integrative Studies is home to KSU’s custom-designed degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies and the Leadership Studies certificate program. These unique course offerings provide a competitive edge to students seeking more from their college experience. The department also focuses on student success through services such as the Senior-Year Experience and the Learning Support Programs.

The Michael A. Leven School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality’s undergraduate degree program offers a unique approach to the study of culinary and hospitality management, transcending the traditional culinary arts or hospitality management curricula to incorporate and infuse the study of sustainable best practices employed around the world, emphasizing areas like food science, nutrition, agroecology, and resource conservation as well as essential business skills/abilities. This highly relevant degree program offers graduates a competitive advantage through experiential learning in the epicenter for teaching, research, and best practices in sustainable culinary and hospitality management.

University College is the academic home for the Center for Student Leadership (CSL) and its myriad of co-curricular and extracurricular programs and activities including the Thrive program, a year-long opportunity for HOPE-eligible first-year students to gain leadership skills while focusing on academic success strategies and community engagement. The college is also home to the Advising Office for New, Exploratory, and Students in Transition (the NEST) and Orientation and Transition Programs, as well as academic support services including Supplemental Instruction, the ESL Center, and the SMART Center.

Every program in University College is designed to promote engagement with the university and the communities it serves while ensuring students progress toward graduation. Whether you are a prospective student, current student, parent, or community member.

In collaboration with other campus departments and colleges, University College works to maintain the high quality experience that characterizes Kennesaw State University.

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