About the College of Sciences

Message from the Dean

 

Welcome to the Georgia Tech College of Sciences!

The College is home to six schools (universities often call them departments): Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. It also includes the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), our K-12 STEM education outreach unit.

I enthusiastically encourage you to explore this website and those of our schools and CEISMC,  and learn about our superb degree offerings – Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. – which have led our graduates to a wide array of fulfilling and rewarding careers. Our academic programs blend excellent classroom experiences with exploration in state-of-the-art instructional laboratories and the chance to create new knowledge through research under the guidance of world-class faculty.

Discover the thrilling advances we’re making, as our students and faculty, supported by our dedicated alumni and staff, wrestle with some of humanity’s most captivating questions:

We in the Georgia Tech College of Sciences are drawn to science and mathematics not only for the career opportunities they furnish and their societal impact, but also for their intrinsic beauty. To be sure, we regard them as astronomer Carl Sagan’s candles that light our lives, advancing our ability to control the matter and energy around us and put them to good use. But we also see the sheer pleasure of learning, mastering, and creating scientific and mathematical ideas as vibrant sources of satisfaction and joy that last a lifetime – like great art, music, or literature.

I warmly invite you to contact us to learn more about these educational opportunities. We hope you will choose to join us in what physicist Richard Feynman has called “the greatest adventure that the human mind has ever begun.”

 

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