Academic Catalog

Educational Programs

Clark Atlanta University seeks to advance the ideals of high academic standards and freedom of choice for students. Through its curriculum, the University strives to instill an understanding of humanity and the environment, a desire to contribute to society, and a determination to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. Learning is enriched by emphasizing interrelationships among the academic disciplines maintained by the University.

Furthermore, the University’s commitment to student-centered, quality-driven programs and services is clearly reflected in its curriculum and degree programs. The educational goals and objectives continue to be compatible with traditional academic values that ensure the quality and continuity of scholarly pursuits in the University setting. The three central tenets of higher education: teaching, research and service, are precepts that continue to be at the heart of the University’s mission, academic programs, and educational practices.

Academic Structure

For administrative purposes and to facilitate interdivisional and interdepartmental efforts, divisions, departments, and programs are organized into four schools: The School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education, and the Whitney M. Young, Jr., School of Social Work. Through these schools, the University is preparing its graduates to help identify solutions to many of the most critical issues facing the international community.

Graduate and Professional Student Policy

Students enrolled in various graduate schools must comply with the guidelines established by the school or department. Each school within the University may set its own required standards for continuation in a program of study. However, the minimum standard of a 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained. Please refer to the handbook of the school/department for details regarding academic requirements.