FAQ - Academics

What type of degrees does Berry offer? 

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees; Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education and Master of Business Administration

Full list of Academic opportunities

What are the most popular majors at Berry? (in rank order)

Animal Science/Pre-veterinarian, Biology/Pre-medicine, Psychology, Exercise Science, Communication and Early Childhood Education. 

What are some of the most unique or challenging academic opportunities at Berry?

Berry College has professional and pre-professional programs, including student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, internships and study abroad opportunities available for all students. The Office of Undergraduate Research supports upper level students from all disciplines and areas of study to apply for funding to support undergraduate research projects and creative activities.

Designed for highly academically qualified students, the Honors Program provides challenging coursework, special study abroad, leadership, service, and cultural opportunities just for Honors students, and the opportunity to conduct original scholarly or creative work through completion of an Honors thesis.

How many students are there in a typical core class?

Core classes generally range from 18 to 30 students per class. The average freshman and sophomore classes range from 20 to 25 students in a class. Junior and senior classes may range from fewer than 10 to 20 or 25.

Does Berry grant AP or IB credit to incoming freshmen?

Berry College grants credit to a student who presents minimum acceptable scores on one or more of the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Program examinations of the CEEB in the areas in which Berry has courses.

The Berry College policy for granting IB credit stipulates scores of 5, 6 or 7 on the Higher Level examinations.

Full list of minimum exam scores required to receive AP credit

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What are the credentials of the faculty at Berry?

As of 2022-23, Berry has more than 160 full-time faculty members. 91% of Berry’s faculty have earned the PhD or highest degree available in their field. Over the past five years, our professors have published more than 400 scholarly articles and 40 books, and they have made over 1300 presentations at national conferences. Our favorite part: student-faculty interaction at Berry is ranked in the top 10% nationally.

What are some features of the academic facilities?

RESEARCH: Our state-of-the-art science building, including a brand-new animal science wing, is home to more than 20 research projects currently underway, many with a focus on sustainability — from short-term studies to a 20-year (and counting) longleaf pine restoration effort. Research isn’t just for the traditional sciences though – faculty and students in all disciplines, from humanities to psychology, education to exercise science, are actively conducting research projects on campus, in the local community and abroad.

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS SPACES: Whether singing, dancing, acting, building sets, playing for the orchestra or giving a standing ovation, Berry students embrace the creative impulse, supported by 7 performance spaces, 14 practice rooms and 8 studio spaces across campus.

BIODIVERSITY: This campus offers unparalleled access to a wide range of natural habitats — including a major river, smaller streams, large and small ponds, wetlands, oak and pine forests, agricultural lands and an arboretum.

LIFEWORKS: From museum work to dairy herd management to student teaching in Georgia’s only campus-based lab schools, highly specialized campus facilities mean you’ll have uncommon opportunities for learning on the job.

BERRY ENTERPRISES: Campus is home to an array of unique resources and facilities that fuel Berry College Student Enterprises — from a bike shop to a bed-and-breakfast to a working farm with crops and livestock — giving entrepreneurial students the chance to run (or even launch) a small business.

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