Brenau University

Gainesville, GA
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Brenau University Review

Gainesville, GA, 500 Washington Street SE
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A+
Facilities B
Activities and Groups C
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Brenau University is a small, private, four-year university enrolling 2,883 students and offering 69 degrees in Gainesville, GA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Brenau University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
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Healthcare
276 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
12
Gerontology
28
1
Health and Medical Administrative Services
26
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/management
32
3
Nursing Administration
1
Nursing Education
2
Nursing Practice
67
4
Occupational Therapy/therapist
18
80
0
Physician Assistant
2
Registered Nurse
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
230 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
20
29
3
Business Administration and Management
0
19
Business Administration, Management and Operations
22
0
Commerce
44
Finance
9
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
12
15
International Business
11
Marketing/marketing Management
3
Organizational Behavior Studies
19
Organizational Leadership
0
0
Project Management
22
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
98 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Teacher Education
0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
2
Elementary Education and Teaching
25
14
4
English Language and Literature
3
General Studies
9
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
6
6
4
Liberal Arts
2
1
Music Teacher Education
0
Secondary Education and Teaching
6
Special Education and Teaching
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Art and Design
45 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
2
Dance
8
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
12
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
1
Fashion/apparel Design
2
Fine and Studio Arts Management
1
Fine Arts
0
Interior Design
6
7
Music
3
Music Performance
2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Human and Social Sciences
40 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Psychology
0
31
History
1
Psychology
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Communication and Media
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mass Communication
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
13 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
5 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Legal Professions and Studies
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Trades and Careers
5 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fashion Merchandising
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Brenau University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Business Administration and Management
Finance
Gerontology
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
Liberal Arts
Marketing/marketing Management
Organizational Leadership
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
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Public Administration, Class of 2005

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Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
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B Great
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CURRICULUM FOCUS
Brenau University Healthcare Program
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Seeking a meaningful career that’s also lucrative and in high demand? Occupational therapy is all of the above. Occupational therapists (OT’s) help people build the skills they need to live their fullest lives—from helping children write with pencils to helping adults regain the ability to dress themselves after a stroke. OT students can always expect to do clinical fieldwork at off-campus sites; it’s a program requirement wherever you go. But at Brenau some students can complete a portion of their fieldwork right on campus. The School of Occupational Therapy is home to a community clinic called the Center for Productive Living. At the clinic, students are supervised by licensed occupational therapists as they help adult clients develop the ability to perform everyday activities like grooming and preparing meals. Of course, even if you complete some fieldwork at the clinic, you’ll head off-campus for clinical experience as well. Students are placed at some of the university’s over 300 sites, including medical and rehabilitation settings. If you’re itching to travel, complete your level II fieldwork in Merida, Yucatan! You’ll gain global perspective by working with Mexican clients and clinicians. Brenau provides variety beyond fieldwork options. You can select a program pathway that best fits your schedule: day program, hybrid day program, or hybrid weekend program. That’s Brenau helping students like you pursue a fulfilling career helping others.

Featured Alumni Review
Rachel
Bachelor's in Mass Communication, Class of 2014

U I never imagined myself going to a small school. After experiencing it, I could not imagine it any other way. Most of my classes had anywhere from 4 to 25 people, which means you really need to pay attention! You get direct focus from teachers, administrators, and coaches. Being on the soccer team, I really appreciated how supportive the other sports teams and students were. Everyone knew everybody, so we always called Brenau the "Brenau Bubble." Brenau takes students with all different backgrounds, goals and interests, and somehow brings them all together. It truly is it's own world. I can't say it is one single thing, but everything together that ties people to Brenau and makes it feel like home.

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Anastasia
Bachelor's in Mass Communication, Class of 2014

U When I'm asked about Brenau, now that it's been a couple of years since I graduated, I find I still always have such warm memories about the place. I think it's all thanks to my professors, classmates, teammates, coaches and all Brenau staff who were always kind and patient with me, especially as a student who didn't speak and understand English so well at first. I was and I am still grateful to all Brenau people for creating such a home-like atmosphere. Brenau definitely became a second home for me and will always be that in my memories.

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BriAnne
Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy/therapist, Class of 2014

U There are many unique character traits that make Brenau a fantastic institution, including a very wide variety of clubs and organizations, numerous sports teams, sorority life, and fantastic educational staff. My favorite thing, however, would be that I absolutely love the small class sizes! I was lucky enough to have smaller classes throughout middle and high school. Going into higher education I was worried that I would see the 300-student lecture classes where you can sometimes be reduced to just a number in the crowd. At Brenau, my class sizes stayed small, even my lecture classes. Because of the small class sizes, teachers and students could work together to make sure everyone understood the topics and could have in-depth, detailed discussions. I do not believe I could have received such a rich education in a larger class setting.

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Janis
Bachelor's in Accounting, Class of 2014

U I went back to school at age 32 with two kids, a husband, and a full-time job. Brenau's online program afforded me the opportunity to complete my degree while working and taking care of my family. My degree is in Accounting, and the most valuable aspect of my program I'd say was the people: professors, advisers, and fellow students. Everyone was so encouraging and willing to help me in completing my journey.

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Alyson
Bachelor's in Mass Communication, Class of 2013

U I studied Mass Communication and Brenau's program was special to me for a lot of reasons. I had a lot of hands on experience in the department working at the radio station and for the online paper, and when I asked to experiment or try something, I was always encouraged to give it a try. Speaking of hands on, we had an internship/practicum class that let us go over to Jacobs Media as interns. That helped me get a job there after graduation. The news director already knew me, had worked with me on other Brenau activities (she was also a Brenau grad!) and when I started my career people were just so excited to have me here—because they already knew I could handle the job. Also, I actually still volunteer at the campus radio station. I got my first music show in 2010 and I have been programming it ever since. It definitely was a help in my radio career. I already had a feel of how stations worked, and even though I work in newstalk and not public radio or music (the station is a public station) and every station is different, I still picked up some skills that put me ahead.

Questions and Answers about Brenau University

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Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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From costume designers to CNN producers, Brenau graduates have accomplished quite a lot in their careers. Are you a fan of HBO’s Mad Men—or more importantly, the cast’s fantastic wardrobe? Janie Bryant, a 1985 graduate, was the show’s costume designer. You have her to thank for your retro outfit inspiration. In keeping with fashion, Emmie Henderson Howard co-founded the preppy clothing and accessory brand Southern Proper. The company style is Georgia-chic, right down to bowties sporting fireflies and Labradors. Maria Ebrahimji served as the executive editorial producer for CNN Worldwide, and Ronda Rich Tinker was a reporter for NASCAR. Both are also published. Tinker wrote several books, including What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), which is now in its 33rd printing. Ebrahimji co-edited a collection of essays called I Speak For Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. Brenau graduates are not unfamiliar with breaking barriers. Dr. Gale Allen gives credit to her Brenau education for helping her land a job with NASA. She currently serves as deputy chief scientist. And U.S. Navy Admiral Patricia E. Wolfe, a 1987 MBA graduate, is one of a small number of women with a two-star rank. Brenau graduates inspire many through word and deed.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Brenau’s main campus, and the one with the richest history, is in Gainesville, Ga. Main campus is home to the Women’s College, which has been serving students since the late 19th century. When you stand near the glistening Grace Hooten Moore fountain you’re be surrounded by some of the oldest campus buildings and long-standing traditions. Not too far away you will see a freestanding deck called the Crow’s Nest. Word has it only seniors are allowed to stand on the uppermost level. You’ll also have a front-row view of the Pearce Auditorium. Students and community members can easily recognize this building for its tall columns and arched doorways. Step inside and there’s room for you and more than 700 others to watch unique shows: an opera version of Little Red Riding Hood, maybe? But in addition to tradition and art, Brenau offers the latest living and learning spaces. The university opened a new human anatomy lab at its downtown campus in 2015 as well as several new sorority houses. Future students will have lots of places to practice traditions new and old.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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If you’re starting college for the first time, you might be interested in getting an online associate’s degree in liberal studies. You can knock out your general education requirements and explore different areas of study. Liberal studies students take courses in art, science, language, and math. If you decide pursue a bachelor’s degree, you might be able to continue your online studies through Brenau depending on the path you choose. The university offers early childhood education, organizational leadership, business administration, accounting, marketing, registered nurse, and human resources management. Actually, the early childhood education program was the first of its kind to be offered in Georgia. Future graduate students: you haven’t been forgotten. You can get your degree online in interior design, early childhood education, middle grades education, applied gerontology, or business administration. Or, earn an MBA along with a graduate certificate in a specialty area: accounting, project management, healthcare management, or insurance management. And don’t forget that Brenau offers programs on five different campuses in Georgia and one campus in Jacksonville, Fl. If you live in the Southeast, an on-campus Brenau education might be closer than you think.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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Students have come from across the world to play tennis as a Golden Tiger. Players on the 2015-2016 team hail from Spain, England, Morocco, Netherlands, Paraguay, and Turkmenistan. Brenau’s athletic program has seen some serious growth in the past decade. Students could play basketball and volleyball as of 2005 and 2006, and they raced to join track and field when it launched in 2013. In fact, the track and field team won a conference championship in its first season! The cheerleading team has also celebrated major successes since joining the roster of intercollegiate sports in 2012. The team ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in their class in national competitions between 2012 and 2014. Brenau’s swimmers are making waves nationally as well. In 2016 the swimming team took third place in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Swimming and Diving Championships. The roaring Golden Tigers are giving the entire campus community reasons to cheer. Stay tuned: Lacrosse is coming to Brenau in 2018.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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Brenau is expanding its academic opportunities by launching new programs, learning spaces, and community partnerships. For example, the College of Business and Mass Communication partners with the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs to provide unique business education. As a Brenau-Oxford MBA student you’ll be bumping elbows and shaking hands with successful entrepreneurs. Students have attended CEO roundtable discussions that featured Keith Radford (general manager of Uber) and Jeff Braverman (CEO of Nuts.com). Also, Brenau recently launched a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. As a DPT student you can get clinical experience as early as your second semester thanks to the university’s partnership with the Northeast Georgia Health System. Plus you’ll get to take classes in the state-of-the-art Downtown Center which boasts the new human anatomy lab. Those studying the performing arts will also love the Downtown Center: it is home to a new performance space called Theater On The Square. And they’ll benefit from university partnerships, too. Brenau is a member of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Students practice and perform with a collection of professionals, community members, and students at the University of North Georgia. At Brenau you’ll have that tight-knit community feel, but also lots of chances to create relationships beyond its borders.

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