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Weekend College

Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Flexible Degree for Adult Learners

Was your plan to earn a college degree delayed by work, family or other responsibilities? Are you interested in the diverse field of human services?

Gordon State’s Weekend College is designed to accommodate your unique needs as an adult learner and help you to earn a bachelor of science in human services and launch or advance a career in this rapidly growing field.

Weekend College offers unique features:  

  • Students attend classes as a cohort participating and collaborating as a small, interdisciplinary professional group.
  • Students attend class one weekend each month at Gordon State College at McDonough (Henry County High School Complex), completing two classes every two months.
  • Students complete substantial online assignments weekly- at times that work with their schedule.
  • Course content will be tailored to address students’ individual occupations.
  • Up to 24 hours of college credit may be awarded for prior learning experiences, professional training, and vocational school courses. The Gordon State College Adult Learning coordinator will conduct a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to determine credits awarded.
  • One-on-one advising helps to ensure student success.
  • Outstanding faculty members provide personalized instruction.
  • Students with an associate’s degree or 45-60 hours of transferable credits will receive priority.

Admission Requirements for Weekend College:

  • Successful completion of ENGL 1101 and MATH 1001 or MATH 1111 (grade of C or better) at an accredited college or university. (Students lacking an associate degree must complete the Gordon State College core curriculum (online or at GSC); specific required courses will be identified by the student’s advisor.)
  • Five years since high school completion
  • Commitment to full participation at the McDonough site one weekend each month, and to online activities throughout the month
  • Commitment to the broad human services field

Tentative Cohort Schedule


Saturday, Jan. 7 First Classes Introduction to All Classes (one-hour course introductions for all first-half courses) (10AM-11AM; 11:10AM-12:10PM)

Wednesday, Jan. 11:  Classes begin online

Friday/Saturday, Jan. 27-28: First set of classes

Friday/Saturday, Feb. 17-18: Second set of classes 

Friday, March 3: Final Exams (TBA faculty)


Saturday, March 4: Introduction to Classes (one-hour course introduction for all first-half courses) (10AM-11AM; 11:10AM-12:10PM)

Tuesday, March 7: Classes begin online

Spring Break March 13-17

Friday/Saturday, March 24-25: First set of classes

Friday/Saturday, April 21-22: Second set of classes

Thursday May 4: Final Exams (TBA faculty)

For more information about topics related to Weekend College, click on the links below

Students who have taken courses at the accredited technical colleges within Georgia can view a listing of approved transfer courses at http://www.gordonstate.edu/pdf/TechColTransEquiv.pdf.

Students who have taken classes at other institutions, both within and outside of the University System of Georgia, can view the transferability of their classes through our transfer articulation portal at https://banweb.gordonstate.edu/pls/prod/zwsktrna.P_find_state.

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Academic Advising is a critical component of the educational experience

Weekend College Advisement Worksheet (pdf)

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