Academic Programs

Model UN and Model Arab League Teams Win Big in November

Georgia State University’s Model United Nations (Model UN) and Model Arab League teams took November by storm, winning top honors at competitions.

“In keeping with the 14-year tradition in Model Arab League and 13-year tradition in Model United Nations, the Georgia State University teams once more had a great semester,” said faculty advisor Rashid Naim.… more »

Georgia News Lab Wins 2016 Larry Peterson Award

For the second consecutive year the Georgia News Lab has been named the collegiate winner of the Larry Peterson Award for Investigative Journalism.

The Larry Peterson Award, sponsored by the Southeast chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Savannah Morning News, recognizes professional and student journalists who have produced noteworthy investigative broadcasting, print,… more »

History Department Receives Grant to Broaden Career Opportunities for Graduate Students

Georgia State University’s History Department has received a $3,000 Career Diversity for Historians grant from the American Historical Association (AHA) to fund programming that will introduce graduate students to a wide variety of career opportunities.

The grant was created to address the decline in traditional teaching jobs available for Ph.D. students.

“Georgia State… more »

New Grant Prepares Undergraduate Students for Biomedical Careers

Walking through the hallways of the Petit Science Center this summer you might pass a classroom or laboratory filled with a rare group of students, students excited to be spending their summer break immersed in scientific research. 

Thanks to a new five-year grant awarded to Kyle Frantz and Geert de Vries of Neuroscience along… more »

English Department’s Field School on Publishing

ATLANTA- The English department took seven undergraduate students to New York City last spring break for a domestic field school featuring the publishing industry under the supervision of Megan Sexton. The trip lasted four days and was packed with trips to visit publishers and literary agents, among other activities.

Megan Sexton, who received her Ph.D.… more »

Experiential Learning Program Provides Students with Signature Experiences in the U.S.

Three years ago, photography Professor Nancy Floyd presented Jonathan Gayles, associate dean for undergraduate learning, with an idea to take her students to a place where they could not only learn lessons in a classroom but also experience the lessons for themselves.

From that initial meeting with Gayles, the College of Arts and Sciences domestic… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad Programs

Posted On March 8, 2016

Spring Break study abroad programs are unique study abroad experiences that open up the opportunity to study abroad to a wide variety of GSU students. Have you ever thought to study abroad sounded great but there’s a long list of reasons that it “just isn’t for me”? The program costs are too high? Can’t take that much time… more »

Georgia State GNL Student, Investigative Reporters Shine

Since its inception in 2014, the Georgia News Lab (GNL) has been devoted to presenting opportunities for students to collaborate and learn investigative journalism through work with professional reporters and editors. This goal has proven successful, as a number of GNL-student articles have been featured on leading news outlets in the Southeast.

The GNL is… more »

Computer Science Enrollment Soars

Georgia State University’s Computer Science Department is rising as a leader amongst regional competitors, with enrollment more than tripling since 2007.

“Ten years ago, we used to be a fallback choice for many students in the state. Now, we’re routinely the destination of choice,” said computer science chair Raj Sunderraman. “I think we’ve grown a… more »

Geological Society of America and Exxon Mobil Recognize Geosciences Department

The College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Department has received the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Exxon Mobil Field Camp Excellence Award for its basic and advanced geology field camps.

 The $10,000 award is given every summer to assist a geology field camp with summer semester costs. Winners are chosen based on… more »