Degrees & Majors
Choose from dozens of nationally ranked and recognized programs and more than 250 majors, minors and pathways at the university offering the widest variety of fields of study in Georgia.
What Is Chemistry? Chemistry is a physical science that helps us describe and explain our world. It is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form others and how substances interact with energy. Every material in existence, including the human body, is made of matter. Almost everything humans touch, taste or smell is made of chemicals. Chemistry is involved in daily and monumental tasks, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching a space shuttle. Why Study Chemistry? An understanding of basic chemistry concepts is important in almost every profession. Chemistry opens doors to exciting careers in medical research, biological sciences, nanotechnology, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy, pharmacy, new materials discovery and forensics opportunities. Studying chemistry provides tools to understand the world around you: How does ozone protect us from the sun? What makes hot sauce hot? What causes snake venom to be poisonous? Just what are calories, and why do they make me gain weight? Chemical scientists know the answers to such questions. They educate us about our surroundings and make our lives safer and longer. At Perimeter College, you can take Chemistry courses on all five campuses. Chemistry lecture courses (not laboratory courses) required for the Chemistry Pathway also are offered online. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Program Information Chemistry deals with the nature of all substances and the changes that occur therein. It ranges from the study of the structure of atoms and molecules to that of the reactions occurring in living organisms. The study of chemistry can provide knowledge that will give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live. In addition, a knowledge of chemistry is a great asset in areas such as biology, physics, and health-related fields. It is a logical basis for premedical training. For the latest information about required courses, view the Undergraduate Catalog. For more information about the Minor in Chemistry, visit the Department of Chemistry website.
The Department of Chemistry has research programs in each of the five traditional areas of chemistry, with a bioinformatics option available in each: Analytical Biochemistry Biophysical Chemical Education Organic/Medicinal Our students have the opportunity to conduct research at the interface of chemistry and biology under the guidance of our dynamic research faculty, many of whom are distinguished and noted scholars. The department’s goal is to deliver high quality instructional programs at the graduate level to prepare students for productive careers in academia, industry and government.
The Department of Chemistry has research programs in each of the five traditional areas of chemistry, with a bioinformatics option available in each: Analytical Biochemistry Biophysical Chemical Education Geology Organic/Medicinal Nutritional Sciences Our students have the opportunity to conduct research at the interface of chemistry and biology under the guidance of our dynamic research faculty, many of whom are distinguished and noted scholars. The department’s goal is to deliver high-quality instructional programs at the graduate level to prepare students for productive careers in academia, industry and government. The emphasis of the graduate program is the training of scientists.
The J.D./M.R.C.P. dual degree program is offered by the College of Law and the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Students take courses with faculty conducting research in the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning. Attorneys with expertise in land use, local government, urban planning, real estate development and environmental law are in high demand as communities strive to be equitable, sustainable and inclusive. From rezoning to rebuilding after natural disasters, lawyers are needed at every stage of community development. With an innovative legal curriculum, the immersive Urban Fellows program, and an ideal downtown Atlanta location, Georgia State is poised to prepare the next generation of practitioners. Georgia Tech School Of City & Regional Planning
In our Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. program you will collaborate and consult with other mental health professionals to take the next steps in your career as a mental health counselor. This Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited master's degree meets the educational requirements for professional licensure as a counselor and prepares you to work with people across the lifespan in individual, couples and group settings. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of: psychological and emotional wellness professional and ethical practices social and cultural diversity social justice and advocacy human growth and development counseling theories, interventions and best practices career development assessment, research and program evaluation and more Your program culminates in a three-semester practicum-internship. In that experience, you will work with clients in community settings to resolve their challenges. There is also a non-degree version of this program. To view admissions requirements and deadlines visit the Admissions Requirements tab below. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require ...
The clinical rehabilitation counseling program is an on-campus learning experience that prepares students to help people with cognitive, physical, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities from all cultures, races and backgrounds. Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to become more independent, increase their access to education and employment and ensure they are respected members of society. This program was accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through October 31st, 2027. Education programs leading to professional licen ...
Through Robinson’s M.S. in Information Systems, you can pursue a concentration that best suits your career goals. Options include big data management and analytics, digital innovation, and cybersecurity. Our cybersecurity concentration earned a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and Education designation from the NSA and DHS.
You’ll also attend boot camps covering in-demand topics related to your concentration.
We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications. Strong test scores and GPAs aren’t the only attributes we look for in candidates. Plus, our students hail from a variety of backgrounds, with and without IT experience. View a profile of the fall 2020 class.
- Online application and $50 application fee
- Video interview
- Test scores – GMAT or GRE (optional for fall 2021)
- College transcripts
- Personal statement
- Resume – Work experience preferred but not required.
Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250
Tuition is subject to change.
The communication sciences and disorders program offers a unique educational opportunity for students to become highly qualified speech-language pathologists. Our downtown Atlanta location gives students excellent clinical experiences across the city. Our faculty’s commitment to students' success provides an exceptional learning environment. Cohorts of 30-32 students begin each fall semester and students receive individual attention and work together through the year. The program's intensive field-based education prepares students to: Implement best practices in the profession Communicate effectively with colleagues and clients Work collaboratively with other professionals who serve individuals with communication disorders and their families Pursue opportunities for advanced degrees The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Georgia State is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require a ...
The doctoral program in communication encourages students to engage in theoretically rigorous, methodologically sophisticated and ethically informed research. Our students are encouraged to undertake research that makes a difference and contributes substantively to the human understanding of how communication and media fundamentally shape and are shaped by an increasingly complex social world. The curriculum draws upon social scientific and humanities-based theories and methods to prepare a diverse group of students for a job market that expects them to be literate across multiple sub-disciplinary domains of communication, in particular, media studies, rhetoric and speech communication. Doctoral students work with graduate faculty who have gained national and international prominence across a diverse range of research areas, including: International media and politics Health communication Strategic communication Media effects and psychology Media representation and stereotypes Rhetorical studies Legal communication Journalism studies Media ethics Visual communication Environmental and critical animal studies Terrorism studies Public argument and deliberation Persuasion, public relations Interpersonal and intergroup communication Networks Ideological formations of power and resistance The intellectual and creative energies activated by this rich and interdisciplinary activity within Atlanta’s dynamic urban location make the department an ideal place for students from around the world to prepare for a career in communication.
The M.A. with a concentration in Human Communication and Social Influence fosters the advanced study of rhetoric and interpersonal communication. Our faculty in interpersonal communication are interested in media portrayals of interpersonal relationships, particularly those involving older Americans. Our faculty in rhetoric are interested in the intersection of public persuasion and issues of national identity. The Department of Communication offers a multidisciplinary program to prepare communication professionals and academicians for the demands of the 21st century. Based on theoretical perspectives from rhetoric, public argument, audience research, media studies, global communication, international communication, health communication, strategic communication and new media, the Communication Studies program explores public discourse and mass-mediated environments, and prepares students to investigate how persuasive practices are transforming culture at home and abroad.
The M.A. in Communication with a concentration in Digital Media Strategies is a non-thesis-track program for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise and become advanced practitioners in communications. This program is for people already working in fields such as public relations, television, cross-platform journalism and other digital media-focused fields who are looking to build their skills, develop a grounding in theory and advance their careers. It is also intended to jumpstart the career of junior and early-career media professionals by teaching practical skills, including optimal use of cross-platform production technology and creating, and evaluating persuasive messaging. Students will also build the capacity to link theory with practice. Signature capstone experiences, media studies and applied media courses shape this cutting-edge program serving those who work in or aspire to work in Atlanta’s growing media market, which ranks 10th in the U.S.
The B.A. in Journalism program offers three concentrations: Multimedia Reporting: Journalists are now sought for their multimedia skills as well as traditional writing and research skills. This program is designed to prepare journalism students to go into modern media workplaces, with a variety of experiential learning options as well as specialized reporting options. Public Relations: This program focuses on preparing students to work in public relations. Public relations professionals are advocates who critically analyze information to create content and campaigns for employers, employees, and clients. Students will learn about techniques and campaigns. Experiential learning is a foundation of the coursework. Media & Society: This program is designed with an academic focus on communication, to prepare students for graduate study. Students can choose from communication courses focusing on a variety of types and areas of communication. Our programs are designed to meet the media industries' demand for graduates who are critical thinkers who can produce news and publicity materials efficiently across a variety of platforms. Students can get extra support at Georgia State's Journalism Lab which provides undergraduate journalism students with rough draft reviews, grammar assistance, help with AP style writing and video production assistance. Students can also get practical experience through Georgia State University TV (GSUTV), the university’s partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. As Georgia State’s media station, GSUTV provides students with training for creating broadcast content and airs special programs throughout Georgia and to a national network of PBS stations via cable, satellite, and digital platforms. GSUTV has won several Emmy and Telly Awards in recent years.
The Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication fosters the advanced research study of media culture and public communication, including international media, journalism, strategic communication and public relations, social media, media effects and audience studies. Our faculty examine elements of the mass media from qualitative and social scientific vantage points, and study media in a variety of contexts across a number of nations. The Department of Communication offers a multidisciplinary program to prepare communication professionals and academicians for the demands of the 21st century. Based on perspectives from rhetoric, public argument, audience research, media studies, global communication, international communication, health communication, strategic communication and new media, Communication Studies explores public discourse and mass-mediated environments to prepare students to investigate how persuasive practices are transforming culture at home and abroad.
The speech major focuses on how people develop communication skills, how we study communication phenomena, how we critically examine communication events and how various persuasive tactics may influence members of diverse and globalized societies. Elective courses examine such areas as nonverbal communication, media and politics, visual communication, communication disorders, health communication, mediation and conflict resolution, and communication and aging. The concepts and skills provided by the major in speech are useful in a wide variety of occupations and will prove useful in the world of communications. In the heart of Atlanta, one of the world’s most vibrant media centers, the Department of Communication offers educational programs with the goal of producing productive and socially responsible citizens who understand communication theory and deploy communication skills to improve the human condition.
The Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) is a well-coordinated, Response to Intervention seamless design for providing intervention services to struggling readers. The CIM is a systemic model for reversing the reading failures of struggling readers through layered interventions, including differentiated classroom instruction and supplemental interventions in small groups or one-to-one. The goal is two-fold. In kindergarten through third grade, the goal is to increase the overall literacy achievement by the end of the third grade and to reduce the number of children identified with learning disabilities within 1.5% or less of the general population. In fourth through sixth grade, interventions focus on research-based strategies for reading and writing in the content areas.
In today’s highly competitive global environment, the effective deployment of information technology has become the key to organizational success.
There is a continuing shortage of individuals with the combination of business and technology skills needed to develop and manage information systems that provide competitive advantage in the global marketplace. The mission of the B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems program is to produce graduates who are able to fill this need.
The year-long computer science endorsement program is designed for teachers who are interested in adding the field of computer science education to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in a content area other than computer science. Applicants' certificate level must be level 4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field. Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively teach computer science courses at the pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade level. The program has four courses and begins in fall semester each year. In the fall, students take one class about digital literacy and cybersecurity. In the spring, students take one class about computational thinking and human-computer interaction. During the summer, students take two classes: A programming course designed specifically for future computing teachers and a computer science teaching methods course. During the fall and spring semesters, we offer frequent Saturday office hours for candidates who want to meet face-to-face with each other or the instructors to ask questions or work on assignments.