The curriculum at the Paine College Fort Gordon Resident Center is designed to allow students to complete requirements for a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree.

All colleges and universities with MOU approved programs on the installation coordinate their course schedules to ensure that prerequisite courses for the Paine College MOU are offered on a consistent and sequenced basis. However, if the other colleges and universities are not able to offer courses that are prerequisite to the Paine College program after a reasonable period of time (normally 90 days), Paine College has the option of offering the course or courses in question.

Programs Offered

Students attending the Paine College Fort Gordon Resident Center may earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Click here to view courses offered at Fort Gordon this semester.


Business Administration

Students may major in business administration with an emphasis in one of the following areas:
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing


Students may major in sociology with an emphasis in one of the following areas:
  • Criminology
  • Social Psychology
  • General Sociology
These areas along with others provide common curriculum and other support courses. A Common Curriculum consisting of 56 or 58 credit hours of general courses is required for all majors. Some courses in Business Administration and Education as well as required laboratory courses are not offered at Fort Gordon and must be taken at the main campus.

Academic Terms

The academic year is divided into five periods of nine weeks each: Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, and Summer. Students may enter the College at the beginning of either term.

Summer Online

Online classes during the summer are only six weeks long. More condensed schedules may also be available in certain areas. For details, consult course schedules. Subject to change.

Load Regulation

The normal course load for Fort Gordon students is six (6) to twelve (12) semester credit hours per term. To receive full financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours.

Students who have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 may be permitted to take additional semester credit hours for a total of 15 when approved the Dean or Director. If the student’s record permits the taking of more than twelve (12) hours, the student must pay the required cost for each additional hour.

Attendance Policies

Fort Gordon students should attend ALL classes for courses in which they are registered. Faculty will begin recording the student’s absences for the class session immediately following the student’s registration; however, students will be held responsible for all class work beginning with the first day of class. In case of emergency, students should notify the course instructor. Excused absences are at the discretion of the instructor. Faculty members will consider appropriate documentation for emergencies when such documentation is presented on the day the student returns to class.

Co-Enrollment Guidelines

Students in attendance at the Paine College main campus who desire to take courses at the Fort Gordon Resident Center location or Fort Gordon students who desire to take courses on the main campus should follow the guidelines as indicated below:
  1. Submit the Request for Enrollment (Main Campus/Fort Gordon) for approval to the Dean of Online Programs. The request should include appropriate justification.
  2. Students designated as “Fort Gordon Students” who desire to take classes at the main campus will pay the Fort Gordon rate.
  3. Fort Gordon designated students will be allowed to take a maximum of 15 semester credit hours per term.
  4. Main Campus designated students who desire to take classes at any time at Fort Gordon will pay the Main Campus rate.