Our department offers programs in a traditional B.S., a five-year B.S./M.S., an M.S., an M.S. with a concentration in medical sciences, as well as a tradational Ph.D.
Why do people get old and die? Why do seeds grow up, not down? How does injecting someone with a virus prevent them from catching it? Biologists learn the answers. Students of biology develop an understanding of how living things work and affect each other. They work to answer new questions about the natural world, whether it is about environmental impact or human health and well-being. Will building a new dam destroy a rare flower or increase populations of parasites? Where did the latest Salmonella outbreak originate? Why are some cancers resistant to chemotherapy? How do we make a vaccine for AIDS? Biologists perform research to discover answers to these questions, apply their research and teach the discoveries to a new generation.
The College of Arts & Sciences connects one of the most diverse groups of students in the nation with top-notch faculty, exceptional facilities and all the opportunities of a global city. Students with majors in one of our 23 departments and institutes work with expert scholars, researchers and scientists to develop strong research, communication and critical thinking skills. Students learn to apply their skills in the classrooms, laboratories and libraries of a major research institution and in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors surrounding our campus in the heart of Atlanta.
The Honors College is made up of incredibly talented and highly motivated students—students who are leading the way on and off campus, students who are challenging themselves to dream bigger and achieve more, students just like you.
We offer these talented and motivated undergraduate students the experience of a highly selective small college combined with the breadth of programs and opportunities of a large public research university in a dynamic and thriving city.
The Institute for Biomedical Sciences provides a world-class interdisciplinary training environment for the preparation of technically skilled students who are capable of filling the diverse workforce needs in biomedical sciences. With key assets that include centers for the study of inflammation, immunity and infection, microbial pathogenesis, oncology, molecular and cellular medicine, and diagnostics and therapeutics, the institute delivers academic and research value to the field.
In the heart of Atlanta, the School of Public Health gives students a practical education in a thriving urban center, creating leaders to address the complex health problems affecting cities worldwide.
Public health students engage in practicum opportunities and find employment throughout metro Atlanta in places such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local government agencies and international nongovernmental organizations.
Armed with collaborative and creative research, public health graduates are in cities every day addressing challenges such as violence, tobacco and drug use, obesity, environmental threats and HIV/AIDS. They’re committed to serving their communities with multi-disciplinary skills, understanding health disparities and working to change them.