The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech or GT, is one of the largest research schools in the country. Georgia Tech is comprised of six different schools offering a staggering variety of degrees. Schools include: College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, College of Management, and College of Sciences.
The College of Architecture offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in many fields including building construction, city and regional planning, and music technology. There is also a doctorate degree offered in philosophy with concentrations in design cognition, culture and behavior, and morphing and design. The College of Architecture enjoys many areas of research as well including the Advanced Wood Products Laboratory and a Construction Resource Center. 2009 marks the 100th year celebration of the School of Architecture.
The College of Computing offers many diverse degrees such as computer science and interactive computing.
The College of Engineering is renowned for its educational rigor. The college is broken down into nine different engineering schools that include aerospace and mechanical engineering among many others. The school also offers many research centers and institutions including the Center for Compound Semiconductors and the Fusion Research Center.
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate as well as graduate degrees in a host of fields including history, international affairs and public policy. The school is named after former Atlanta mayor and civil rights activist Ivan Allen. In his honor, each year the school offers the Ivan Allen Jr. Civic Responsibility Essay contests.
The College of Management at GT is geared toward those students looking to be leaders in the business world. The school offers undergraduate MBA’s and executive programs in many related fields including: technology and management and the global MBA. The MBA program at the school has been named in the top 30 among public universities in the United States.
The College of Sciences offers a bevy of degrees including applied biology, chemistry and physics. The school is relatively new to the campus opening in 1990. State-of-the-art facilities and a small class ratio, 5:1, are attracting many students to the school. Research in the college has included the Center for Environmental Predictions and Decisions and the Fiji Island reef conservation project.