WE’RE A NEW TYPE OF LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM.
The Experiential, Project-based, Interdisciplinary Curriculum at Georgia State combines history, technology, art, science, students, and faculty to give students a liberal arts education unique among public universities.
First-year EPIC student
As advancing technologies change the career landscape students enter upon graduation, universities continue to examine how best to provide a curriculum that prepares students to thrive. GSU, one of the largest and most diverse universities in the country, is nationally known for using big data and academic advising to improve student success measures for historically underserved students.
The EPIC program (Experiential, Project-based and Interdisciplinary Curriculum) provides GSU students with opportunities to develop foundational skills to help them become adaptable problem-solvers, overcoming the academic challenges they face in their studies and creating solutions to the issues they will tackle as they graduate into their professions and lives.
The program combines the strengths of an enhanced interdisciplinary education (critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills) with innovative research and project-based labs. Georgia State is piloting the EPIC program, with elements including integrated Freshman Learning Communities (FLCs) and Project Labs.
with Project Labs
Project Labs will allow students to earn course credit over multiple semesters while working on faculty-led, interdisciplinary, public-facing projects that take on issues like homelessness and mass incarceration. Over time, faculty will build a skilled project team of undergraduate and graduate students to work in their lab.