The EPIC Program is supported by a generous grant from the Teagle Foundation.
Course Pairings & Freshman Learning Communities (FLCs)
Most incoming freshmen at GSU join a Freshman Learning Community (FLC). These cohorts of 25 students take all of their classes together during the first semester. EPIC leverages this model that has been successful with student success measures of improved retention and time to graduation to build a structured curriculum infused with Experiential, Project-based, Interdisciplinary Curriculum for students as they enter the university. Students will then be able to take paired courses that encourage them to connect what they are learning as they complete core requirements.
Hands-On Experience 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 or the development of civics educational resources for schools. Over time, faculty will build a skilled project team of undergraduate and graduate students to work in their lab.