Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

9000 Perimeter College

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Perimeter College is part of Georgia State University, a diverse, multi-campus urban research university in metropolitan Atlanta. The college is the major provider of associate degrees and student transfer opportunities in Georgia and a gateway to higher education, easing students’ entry into college-level study.

Approximately 15,000 students, representing all ages and backgrounds, are enrolled in Perimeter College. Through the college, Georgia State serves the largest number of dual enrollment, international, online, transfer and first-time freshman students in the University System of Georgia. High-achieving students gain access to a strong honors program. Military students and veterans find support at the university’s Military Outreach Center, recognized as one of the best in the country.

With more than 3,300 international students from 150 countries, the college provides robust tutoring centers on all campuses to promote academic success for all students.

Courses are offered online and at five campuses with options to earn associate degrees from Georgia State in more than 30 guided pathways. Students who successfully complete their tracks of study can graduate with an associate of science or an associate of arts. Because Perimeter College is part of Georgia State, students who earn their associate degree can seamlessly transition into another college at the university to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The college also offers career programs – nursing and dental hygiene – in which students are prepared for immediate careers.

Georgia State campuses provide students attending Perimeter College an active environment, with a wide range of opportunities. Clubs and organizations, student life events, and health and wellness programs round out the college experience.

Interim Dean of Perimeter College

Cynthia Lester, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Telephone: 678-891-2700
Email: perimeterdean@gsu.edu

Office of the Dean

Otto Burianek, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for External Relations
Telephone: 770-274-5023
Email: oburianek@gsu.edu

Laura Edmunds, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Telephone: 678-891-3979
Email: ledmunds@gsu.edu

Lauri Goodling, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the Honors College and
Associate Dean of International Initiatives
Telephone: 678-240-6019
Email: lgoodling1@gsu.edu

Ken Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Telephone: 770-274-5671
Email: kjohnson212@gsu.edu

Eric T. Morton, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Telephone: 770-274-5490
Email: emorton@gsu.edu

Jamie Smith, M.S.
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
Telephone: 470-728-0166
Email: jamiesmith@gsu.edu

Karen Wheel-Carter, J.D., Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Telephone: 770-274-5163
Email: kwheelcarter@gsu.edu

Paulos Yohannes, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for STEM/Research & Innovation
Telephone: 678-891-3248
Email: pyohannes@gsu.edu


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Degrees Offered

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

Associate of Science in Nursing