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 will I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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

World Languages Pathway, A.A.

What Is World Languages?

World Languages is the study of communication and culture.

Why Study World Languages?

Knowledge of World Languages connects you to the people, ideas, emotions, history and the arts of other countries. Studying World Languages is an asset in whatever career path you choose: business, government, medicine, journalism, service industries, technology, tourism and more. The process of learning languages increases analytical and critical thinking skills that enhance your value as an employee and citizen.

Perimeter College offers the widest range of world language courses of any associate degree-granting college in the Southeast.

Offerings include:

  • ASL
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish *
  • Swahili

For contact information for specific languages we offer see below:

For information about American Sign Language,  contact   mcain@gsu.edu  or call 678-735-7578.

See the world: There’s a world of opportunities available through Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia Study Abroad programs. Japan, Morocco, Russia, France, Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, England, Germany, Chile – you decide.”.

A concentration in Spanish and French may be completed fully online.

The following courses are offered online:

  • FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002
  • GRMN 1001,1002, and 2002
  • ITAL  1001 and 1002
  • SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002

Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses.

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.

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.

Pathway Details

The World Languages 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.

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.

Description

Careers

Proficiency in a world language can be an advantage if you’re seeking employment in fields such as:

    ·       Advertising
    ·       Civil service/diplomacy
    ·       Health services
    ·       Immigration/neutralism
    ·       Intelligence
    ·       Journalism
    ·       Sports promotion
    ·       Translation/interpretation
    ·       Travel services

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

Contacts

Online Programs

LaToya & Moisés
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

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

Interim Associate Chair
Humanities/World Languages
Rick Robinson
Dunwoody, D-1303
rrobinson28@gsu.edu
770-274-5193 

Associate Chair
Humanities
Jane Hercules
Clarkston Campus
jhercules@gsu.edu
678-891-2717 

Assistant Chair
Karen Williams-Jones
Online
kwilliamsjones@gsu.edu
678-891-3200 

Dunwoody Campus Critical Language Coordinator
Andrea DiBenardo
adibenardo@gsu.edu
770-274-5184

Clarkston Campus Critical Language Coordinator
Dr. Victor McGlone
jmcglone@gsu.edu
678-891-3533

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