The Academic Program

Built near the current site of Georgetown College over 200 years ago, Elijah Craig’s Royal Springs Academy centered on preparation for life in the world of that day, stressing science, Greek, and Latin. In 1841, the College’s fifth president, Howard Malcom, introduced a curriculum designed to develop “capacious views, solid judgment, self-command, right aims, conciliatory manners, genuine benevolence, and pure morality.” Today, the academic program of Georgetown College builds on those traditions and provides a preparation for life in the twenty-first century. It serves as the foundation for intellectual growth, personal development, and lifelong learning. The academic resources, special learning opportunities, and curricular offerings of the College are the primary means through which academic experiences are structured. Each student is encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities provided by the College in pursuit of individual goals and objectives, recognizing that the benefits derived are greatly dependent upon the energies invested.

The following pages provide information on the requirements for graduation, the policies governing academic life, and the opportunities available to students for the development of their academic capacity. Each student is expected to take personal responsibility for knowing and understanding these policies and expectations. Contact Academic Success, the Provost’s Office, or the Registrar’s Office with any questions or concerns.



This catalog is a description of the academic programs, policies, facilities, services, and staff of Georgetown College. It describes what is available and what is expected in order to complete a program of study successfully. This catalog is essential for planning one’s academic experiences and can be most useful when supplemented with faculty advising and guidance.

The catalog is not an offer to make a contract. While the information in this catalog is current at the time of publication, Georgetown College reserves the right to change or delete any of its courses of study, course offerings, schedule, tuition, and other charges, policies or programs of the College at any time and without any notice.

A candidate for a degree may choose to graduate under the regulations of the catalog in force at the time of enrollment or any subsequent catalog provided that the catalog chosen is not more than seven years old. A student must have been enrolled under the catalog chosen and must conform to the degree requirements of that catalog.

While Georgetown College is committed to academic quality, the College is not able to guarantee that a student’s pursuit of a particular course of study will result in any profession or occupation, or in admission to other undergraduate or graduate courses of study at other institutions. Advisors and college officials make every effort to provide current information to students, but it is the student’s responsibility to know all applicable policies and degree requirements.

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