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university of georgia

public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Athens, Georgia, U.S. It is part of the University System of Georgia and is a land-grant and sea-grant institution. The university includes the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; colleges of agricultural and environmental sciences, business, education, environmental design, family and consumer sciences, journalism and mass communications, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine; and schools of forest resources, law, and social work. It offers a full range of undergraduate, master's, education specialist, professional, and doctoral degree programs, and the law school awards a doctorate in jurisprudence. Campus facilities include the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the State Museum of Natural History, the Institute for African American Studies, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Marine Institute at Sapelo Island, and the Center for International Trade and Security. The College of Journalism and Mass Communication administers the Peabody Awards program, which annually recognizes outstanding broadcast journalism. Total enrollment exceeds 30,000.

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