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.
The Certificate in Business Analytics equips students with the analytics and big data skills needed to be successful in modern organizations. By earning this certificate, you will inform employers of your passion for and acumen in the analytics arena.
Economics examines the material prosperity of countries and their citizens in an interdependent world of limited resources and technological change.
Over the course of the B.B.A. in Business Economics program, students study how decisions are made by private businesses, governments, and households in producing, consuming, and distributing goods.
The ceramics concentration emphasizes professional skills and achievements and fosters personal direction, diversity, technical proficiency and professional presentation. Students in this program develop a broad base of technique and process knowledge that emphasizes experimentation and conceptual development. The program encourages mixed media exploration, stemming from a core knowledge of ceramic art. Students develop an understanding of ceramics’ vast history and investigate contemporary practices. Methods include handbuilding, wheel throwing, mold-making, slip casting, press molding, clay extrusion, figure sculpting, portrait sculpting, glaze calculation, decal creation, china painting and 3D modeling. Students gain the experience of organizing events and marketing through their involvement with the student organization, Student League of Independent Potters. The organization is responsible for managing a budget, participating in fundraising through two annual sales of work and coordinating two annual visiting artist workshops.
The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Ceramics program emphasizes professional skills and achievements and fosters personal direction, diversity, technical proficiency and professional presentation. The Ceramics program offers a highly progressive curriculum that considers ceramics as a broad-based, interdisciplinary practice while providing a strong foundation in the history of the discipline and fostering technical mastery of the material. The individual direction of each student is further developed and focused through intensive time in the studio, group interaction across disciplines and periodic critical reviews. Diversity of working methods and aesthetic define the work that emerges from the Ceramics Department, work ranging from sculptural to functional, formal to conceptual, traditional to innovative is embraced. Sensitive handling of material, integrity of craftsmanship and depth of inquiry are the unifying characteristics of work made in the ceramics M.F.A. program. The program emphasizes individual tutorials, group seminars and critiques to provide a variety of settings for the development and exchange of ideas relevant to the arts in general and ceramics in particular. The curriculum addresses the broad range of perspectives found in contemporary ceramic art, from sculpture to vessel-reference work, to pottery. Historical and contemporary references are examined through two unique art history courses specific to the area of ceramic art. In the final two semesters of the graduate program, the student completes a creative project, usually in the form of a thesis exhibition, and writes a supporting thesis paper. A strong component of the graduate program involves assistantships in either studio work or in teaching undergraduate-level courses. Students are encouraged to teach a variety of courses during their studies, from 3D Design to wheel-throwing and hand-building skills. These experiences in conjunction with the acquisition of professional skills such as resume writing, job application skills and self-promotion prepare the student with the tools to be a professional artist once studies are complete. Students also gain the experience of organizing events and marketing through their involvement with the student organization, Student League of Independent Potters. The organization is responsible for managing a budget, participating in fundraising through two annual sales of work and coordinating two annual visiting artist workshops.
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.
Chemistry deals with the nature of all substances and the changes that occur within them. Chemistry 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. Knowledge of chemistry is a great asset in areas such as biology, physics and health-related fields. It is a logical foundation for premedical training, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy and other allied health professions. Students can choose from the following concentrations: Analytical/Physical Chemistry (Traditional Program w/ area of focus) Biochemistry (pre-medicine) (Concentration) Organic Chemistry (Traditional Program w/ area of focus) Georgia State's Chemistry Department offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience with laboratory equipment such as rotary evaporators, IR spectrometers, NMR spectrometers, auto titrators and gas chromatography systems to name a few. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
The Chemistry Department offers a combined bachelor of science and master of science degree in chemistry, allowing students to save a year of time and tuition compared to pursuing the degrees separately. The dual-degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and count the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs. Students must be formally accepted into the dual-degree program by the department and College of Arts and Sciences to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes.
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 graduate program in Film/Video/Digital Imaging prepares students for professional activities in all areas of film/video/digital imaging in which the school has emphasis (moving image production and moving image studies), as well as for continued advanced graduate work at the Ph.D. level. The tracks in Moving Image Production provide students with practical experience in the production of moving-image works and emphasize the aesthetic and narrative dimensions of moving image works. Students in these tracks produce creative theses (videos/films, new media works or feature screenplays). Those in the Moving Image Studies track write research theses examining problems in the theory and history of moving images. The M.A. track in Moving Image Studies can be pursued as an end in itself (for example, educators in English and the humanities who find themselves increasingly working with moving images in their disciplines), but is often the stepping stone for pursuing the doctorate.
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 Ph.D. program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) trains researchers and scholars to address the needs of children and adults with communication disorders. The program prepares doctoral students for academic careers in research and university-level teaching in speech-language pathology, and speech and language science. Students make significant contributions to the profession’s research base. The objectives of the doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders are: To develop doctoral students to become researchers and scholars in the vast area of communication sciences and disorders. To prepare doctoral students who are equipped to lead and collaborate across disciplines. To prepare doctoral students who will pursue and obtain research faculty positions at research colleges and universities in CSD programs and related disciplines.
The Ph.D. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Moving Image Studies is specifically designed to provide students with the conceptual and methodological tools to study the complex and vastly expanded moving image environment of the 21st century, where the boundaries separating cinema, television and new media are breaking down. Moving Image Studies is an outgrowth of cinema studies, television studies, new media studies, cultural studies and critical theory. Many of our core seminars are designed to cut across media boundaries (by examining how models, paradigms and methods are problematized and enriched, as we move across specific media); while other seminars are devoted to intensive examination of problems within a specific media formation. The doctorate in Moving Image Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation in a specific moving image medium (whether cinema, television, or new media), while at the same time give them the preparation and the confidence to research and write about moving images wherever they circulate. The program encourages innovative new work that challenges existing paradigms of media study, that is theoretically rigorous, and that is aware of historical and cultural specificity.
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.