Brenau University

Brenau University offers many degree programs online both in the undergraduate and graduate level (Photo courtesy of Lisa Bolden on flicr).

Brenau University offers many degree programs online both in the undergraduate and graduate level (Photo courtesy of Lisa Bolden on flickr).

Founded in 1878 and located in Gainesville, Georgia, Brenau University is a private, non-profit university offering both undergraduate and graduate-level coursework. The university has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report numerous times as a one of American’s Best Colleges.

Degree Programs

Brenau University currently offers degree programs in four different schools of study: Business and Mass Communication, Education, Health Sciences, and Fine Arts and Humanities. In addition, the Sidney O. Smith Jr., Graduate School provides students with the opportunity to continue their studies beyond the undergraduate level.

In 2002, students have been given the option to take classes in a distance education format. Since then, the university’s online division has expanded to offer 100% online degree programs, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education (Ed.S.)
  • Educational Specialist in Middle Grades Education (Ed.S.)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Insurance Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Project Management
  • Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Education in Middle Grades Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (M.F.A.)
  • Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

Tuition and Fees

Like many other schools, tuition and fees vary based on a student’s program of study, level of study, and living arrangements. For additional information, prospective students can access Brenau University’s Net price Calculator on the school’s webpage.  

University Galleries

If given the opportunity to explore the university campus in Gainesville, Georgia, one should definitely make time to see the galleries on campus. With three separate exhibition spaces, students, faculty, alumni, national, international, regional, and local artists can present their pieces to the public.

89.1 WBCX Gainesville

Brenau University’s own radio station helps keep students and faculty informed of on-campus events, traffic congestion, and community events. As the only FM music station in Gainesville, 89.1 WBCX has been operating for 35 years on a 100% volunteer basis by Brenau students and Gainesville volunteers.

Child Development Center

On Brenau University’s campus a Child Development Center operates to offer children professional care via staff and students associated with the university. Students currently enrolled in teacher preparation, nursing, and occupational therapy programs have the opportunity to work closely with children and their families through the Child Development Center.

Additional Campuses

In addition to the main university campus, located in Gainesville, Georgia, Brenau University operates four regional campuses through the Atlanta area:

North Atlanta Campus
3139 Campus Drive, Ste 300
Norcross, GA 30071
770-446-2900

South Atlanta Campus
314 W. Broad St.
Fairburn, GA 30213
678-827-7300

Augusta Campus
111 Davis Road
Martinez, GA 30907
706-210-2576

Kings Bay Campus
P.O. Box 47148
Kings Bay, GA 31547
912-882-7125

South Atlanta Campus
314 W. Broad St.
Fairburn, GA 30213
678-827-7300

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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