What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Computer Science Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-2850

What Is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their application and implementation in computer systems.

Why Study Computer Science?

Computers are a mainstay in today’s society. Whether at home, school, or in the workplace, people use technology. Understanding how computer systems work and learning how to make everyday tasks more efficient are valuable skills. Studying computer science introduces students to the exciting and ever-changing technological world.

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Computer Science teaches students the fundamentals of the science while also helping them to learn how to conceptualize, design and implement technology solutions. The pathway prepares students for careers in technology and for transfer to a four-year institution.

Perimeter College computer science students can benefit from scholarships, stipends, undergraduate research and STEM initiatives, such as ENLISTEM, MESA, PSLSAMP and STEP. Routinely, Perimeter’s students win national conference awards for research projects, and the robotics team consistently places in the top three in the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Regional Robotics Competition.

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.

Computer Science Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-2850

What Is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their application and implementation in computer systems.

Why Study Computer Science?

Computers are a mainstay in today’s society. Whether at home, school, or in the workplace, people use technology. Understanding how computer systems work and learning how to make everyday tasks more efficient are valuable skills. Studying computer science introduces students to the exciting and ever-changing technological world.

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Computer Science teaches students the fundamentals of the science while also helping them to learn how to conceptualize, design and implement technology solutions. The pathway prepares students for careers in technology and for transfer to a four-year institution.

Perimeter College computer science students can benefit from scholarships, stipends, undergraduate research and STEM initiatives, such as ENLISTEM, MESA, PSLSAMP and STEP. Routinely, Perimeter’s students win national conference awards for research projects, and the robotics team consistently places in the top three in the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Regional Robotics Competition.

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.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

    ·       Android/iOS developer
    ·       Computer hardware engineer
    ·       Computer network architect
    ·       Cyber security professional
    ·       Database administrator
    ·       Robotics programmer
    ·       Teacher
    ·       Software engineer
    ·       Video game designer
    ·       Web designer

For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics – For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

The Computer Science pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

Description

Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Dr. Cynthia Lester
Department Chair of Computer Science and Engineering
678-891-2850
clester6@gsu.edu

Vertilee Henry
Administrative Support
vhenry2@gsu.edu
678-891-2850

Clarkston Campus

Donna Brouillette
Associate Chair
678-891-3710
dbrouillette@gsu.edu

Dr. Anant Honkan
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
ahonkan@gsu.edu

Sahithya Reddivari
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
sreddivari@gsu.edu

Taylor Shapero
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
tshapero@gsu.edu

Dunwoody Campus

Betty Benardo
Associate Chair
770-274-5310
bbenardo@gsu.edu

Lei Gu
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
lgu2@gsu.edu

Dongjin Kim
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
dkim112@gsu.edu

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.