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
Office of the Dean
Otto Burianek, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for External Relations
Laura Edmunds, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Lauri Goodling, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the Honors College and
Associate Dean of International Initiatives
Ken Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Eric T. Morton, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management
Jamie Smith, M.S.
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
Karen Wheel-Carter, J.D., Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Paulos Yohannes, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for STEM/Research & Innovation
Go to Faculty - Associate’s Level
Associate of Arts
- African American Studies Pathway, A.A.
- American Sign Language Pathway, A.A.
- Anthropology Pathway, A.A.
- Art Pathway, A.A.
- English Pathway, A.A.
- Film and Media Studies Pathway, A.A.
- History Pathway, A.A.
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management Pathway, A.A.
- Journalism Pathway, A.A.
- Philosophy Pathway, A.A.
- Political Science Pathway, A.A.
- Speech Communication Pathway, A.A.
- Sociology Pathway, A.A.
- Theatre Pathway, A.A.
- World Languages Pathway, A.A.
- World Languages, A.A. - Business and Economics Pathway
Associate of Science
- Art Pathway, A.S.
- Biology Pathway, A.S.
- Business Administration Pathway, A.S.
- Chemistry Pathway, A.S.
- Computer Science Pathway, A.S.
- Criminal Justice Pathway, A.S.
- Education Pathway, A.S.
- Engineering Pathway, A.S.
- General Studies Pathway, A.S.
- Geology Pathway, A.S.
- Health Sciences Pathway, A.S.
- Kinesiology and Health Pathway, A.S.
- Mathematics Pathway, A.S.
- Music Pathway, A.S.
- Physics Pathway, A.S.
- Psychology Pathway, A.S.
- Social Work Pathway, A.S.
- Sport Management Pathway, A.S.
Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene
Associate of Science in Nursing