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What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Mathematics Pathway, A.S.

What Is Mathematics?

Mathematics is the science and study of numbers, shapes and spaces and how they apply to the universe in which we live. Mathematics examines operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, abstractions, configurations, structure, measurement and transformations.

Why Study Mathematics?

Mathematicians have the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems that affect our daily lives. Weather forecasters, software programmers and ecologists apply mathematical principles every day in very different ways.

Perimeter College prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and offers math clubs and initiatives such as STEM or MESA to help increase academic performance. Students can take advantage of opportunities for tutoring, scholarships and grants. There also are opportunities to compete in national tests sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.
Pathway Details

The Mathematics pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.



Students need basic math skills in any job, but a degree in mathematics opens the door to a variety of career opportunities. Many areas require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Among the professions for which a math background is helpful are:

    ·       Accountant
    ·       Actuary
    ·       Aerospace engineer
    ·       Air traffic controller
    ·       Artificial intelligence designer
    ·       Astronomer
    ·       Auditor
    ·       Banker
    ·       Computer engineer
    ·       Insurance and risk manager
    ·       Meteorologist
    ·       Physicist
    ·       Research analyst
    ·       Robotics programmer
    ·       Software developer
    ·       Statistician
    ·       Teacher

For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics – For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics


For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Interim Department Chair
Mathematics Department
Dr. John King
Associate Professor, Perimeter College
Georgia State Univeristy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 678-891-2657

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The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.