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Apply Here for Your Major

It’s time to take your Junior & Senior level courses!

Current Atlanta Campus Students

  • Current students in the College’s “exploratory majors” complete a second application for their major.
  • Select a program to view application requirements and to complete the application.
  • Attend a CEHD major info session should you have questions about your major and how to apply.
  • Submit your application as you near completion of your Area A-F coursework (as an “exploratory major”).
  • Congratulations! Once admitted to your major, you will be able to enroll in junior and senior level classes.

Current Perimeter College Students

  • Apply to transition from Perimeter College to the Atlanta Campus.
  • When applying for transition, select one of the College’s “exploratory majors” (except BIS in Human Learning Development).
  • Once nearing completion of Areas A-F, submit major application on College website.
  • Congratulations! Once admitted to your major, you will be able to enroll in junior and senior level classes.

Not yet a Georgia State Atlanta Campus or Perimeter College student? Then start here!

Before you can submit your application for your major, you first need to be accepted to Georgia State in one of the College’s “exploratory major” programs (except for the BIS in Human Learning & Development, which does not have a “pre-major”).

  • When applying to Georgia State, select the “exploratory major” for your program of interest
  • Contact Georgia State’s Office of Admissions for the online application and information for freshmen, transfer, transient, post-baccalaureate (post-bac), and international undergraduate students:

Apply Here for Your Major

View Requirements & Applications

Thank you for your interest in the Birth Through Five (B.S.E.) degree program! This program, for qualified Georgia State students, includes full-time student teaching and leads to initial teacher certification at the induction level in your major/content area.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: April 1

Program Requirements:

  • minimum 2.75 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed;
  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-F: apply as you near completion of Areas A-F!
  • participate in an informational session and provide a writing sample

As part of the application process, you must also complete or do the following:

Thank you for your interest in the Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program! This program, for qualified Georgia State students, includes full-time student teaching and leads to initial teacher certification at the induction level in your major/content area. Please note: This is a full-time, daytime program.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1

Program Requirements:

  • minimum 2.75 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed;
  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-F: apply as you near completion of Areas A-F!
  • participate in an informational session and provide a writing sample

As part of the application process, you must also complete or do the following:

Thank you for your interest in the Exercise Science (B.S.) degree program!

Beginning Spring 2017, the program will require all Pre-Exercise Science students to submit an online application regardless of catalog edition.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2018: November 1, 2017 – For students who will complete major admission requirements in the Fall 2017 semester
  • Fall 2018: May 1, 2018 – For students who will complete major admission requirements in the Spring 2018 semester
  • Fall 2018: August 1, 2018 – For students who will complete major admission requirements in the Summer 2018 semester

Program Requirements for Students in Fall 2016 Catalog and After:

  • completion of Areas A-E
  • completion of the following four Area F courses, with a minimum grade of "C" or better on the first attempt (WF counts as an attempt) -- competitive applicants will have a grade of "B-" or better in each: KH 2220, KH 2221, KH 2230, and KH 2231
  • submission of the major application, including a statement of purpose not to exceed 1,000 words, which addresses 1) your educational and career objectives and how an Exercise Science degree will help you achieve those goals, and 2) lists extracurricular activities, including jobs, volunteer work, student clubs/organizations, etc.

Program Requirements for Students in Catalogs Prior to Fall 2016:

  • completion of Areas A-E
  • completion of the following two courses with a minimum grade of "C" and minimum combined course grade point average of 2.5 in no more than two attempts per course: KH 2220 (Anatomy in Kinesiology & Health) and KH 2230 (Physiology in Kinesiology & Health) .
  • submission of the major application.

Thank you for your interest in the Health and Physical Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program! This program offers two separate concentrations: 1) Teacher Certification and 2) Sport Coaching, Physical Activity, Health and Wellness. The first concentration includes full-time student teaching and leads to initial teacher certification at the induction level in your major/content area. The Sport Coaching, Physical Activity, Health and Wellness concentration does not lead to certification and prepares students to work in settings outside of a traditional classroom.

Application Deadlines:

  • Rolling Admission (apply at any time)

Program Requirements:

  • minimum 2.50 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed required for admission to the Teacher Certification concentration -- minimum 2.50 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed recommended for admission to Sport Coaching, Physical Activity, Health and Wellness concentration;
  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-F: apply as you near completion of Areas A-F!

As part of the application process for the Teacher Certification concentration, you must also complete or do the following:

As part of the application process for the Sport Coaching, Physical Activity, Health and Wellness concentration concentration, you must also complete or do the following:

  • Order and pass a background check -- submit proof as part of application -- click here for more information on ordering a background check
  • Purchase Tort Liability and upload proof of Tort Liability with your application. It is recommended that HPE majors obtain their tort liability from GAHPERD.
  • Complete the online application

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree program with a concentration in Human Learning and Development!

Students in this program do not need to apply for the major. However, you must select two of eight possible disciplines and enter those choices on the "Discipline Declaration" form at the link below. You may change your disciplines in consultation with your academic advisor, who will update your student record to reflect those changes.

The eight disciplines are:

  • Behavior and Learning Disabilities
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Counseling
  • Deaf Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Family and Community Literacy
  • Learning Technology
  • Research Methods and Problem Solving

Thank you for your interest in the Middle Level Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program! This program, for qualified Georgia State students, includes full-time student teaching and leads to initial teacher certification at the induction level in your major/content area.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: April 24
  • Spring: September 15

Program Requirements:

  • minimum 2.50 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed;
  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-F: apply as you near completion of Areas A-F!
  • you may be asked to participate in an interview and/or submit a writing sample as part of the application process

As part of the application process, you must also complete or do the following:


Thank you for your interest in the Sign Language Interpreting (B.A.) degree program! Sign Language Interpreting is an interdisciplinary field that combines highly developed competency in both American Sign Language and English, with knowledge of linguistics, interpretation, translation and principles of professional practice.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: April 1 (May interview) or June 1 (July interview)

Program Requirements:

  • completion of Areas A-E
  • completion of ENGL 1101 (or ENGL 1101H) and ENGL 1102 (or ENGL 1102H), each with a grade of "C" or better (these are Area A courses)
  • completion of ASL 1001, ASL 1002, ASL 2001, and ASL 2002 with a grade of "C" or better (these are Area F courses)
  • completion of program orientation
  • successful completion of entrance interview: candidates will demonstrate proficiency in sign recall and visual-motor integration, and demonstrate at least intermediate conversational proficiency in American Sign Language
  • completion of major application


Thank you for your interest in the Special Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program! This program, for qualified Georgia State students, includes full-time student teaching and leads to initial teacher certification at the induction level in your major/content area.

The three concentrations are:

  • Adapted Curriculum (Autism Spectrum Disorders) - Available beginning Fall 2017
  • Deaf Education Curriculum - Available beginning Spring 2017
  • General Curriculum (Behavioral/Learning Disabilities) - Available beginning Fall 2017

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: June 1 (All concentrations)
  • Spring: October 1 (Deaf Education only)

Program Requirements:

  • minimum 2.50 overall grade point average on all undergraduate coursework previously completed;
  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-F: apply as you near completion of Areas A-F!
  • you may be asked to participate in an interview and/or submit a writing sample as part of the application process

As part of the application process, you must also complete or do the following:


Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) degree program with a concentration in Sport Administration! This program, for qualified Georgia State students, provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the business of sport in order to prepare them for managerial positions in the sport industry.

Students will need to apply for admission to this program. The program will begin admitting students for Spring 2017.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

Program Requirements:

  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-E;
  • successfully completed Area F courses KH 2400, ECON 2106, and ACCT 2101 with grade of C or higher on first attempt: apply as you near completion of these courses;
  • submission of resume and 500-word grammatically correct essay containing a brief biographical sketch, career goals, and statement outlining how BIS Sport Administration will assist in reaching goals (essay format: 1" margins, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, name right-justified in header, title centered on first line, references in APA 6th edition format)

Arts & Sciences Students

The programs for teacher certification in Art, Music, French, German, Latin, and Spanish are housed in departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Here are the contacts for information on how to apply for teacher certification in:

  • Art Education -- Dr. Kevin Hsieh (khsieh@gsu.edu) or Dr. Melody Milbrandt (milbrandt@gsu.edu)
  • Foreign Language Education (French, German, Latin, Spanish): Deb Loden (dloden1@gsu.edu)
  • Music Education -- Dr. Patrick Freer (pfreer@gsu.edu)

Non-Degree Programs and Certificates

The non-degree certification program in Healthcare Science allows individuals from specific areas of industry, business, or health to enter the teaching profession based on occupational experience and the minimum education level required for the field.

The non-degree certification program in Career and Technical Specializations allows individuals from specific areas of industry, business, or health to enter the teaching profession based on occupational experience and the minimum education level required for the field.