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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 will I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

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

World Languages Pathway, A.A.

What Is World Languages?

World Languages is the study of communication and culture.

Why Study World Languages?

Knowledge of World Languages connects you to the people, ideas, emotions, history and the arts of other countries. Studying World Languages is an asset in whatever career path you choose: business, government, medicine, journalism, service industries, technology, tourism and more. The process of learning languages increases analytical and critical thinking skills that enhance your value as an employee and citizen.

Perimeter College offers the widest range of world language courses of any associate degree-granting college in the Southeast.

Offerings include:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish *
  • Swahili

For contact information for specific languages we offer see below:

See the world: There’s a world of opportunities available through Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia Study Abroad programs. Japan, Morocco, Russia, France, Costa Rica, Ecuador, China, England, Germany, Chile – you decide.”.

A concentration in Spanish and French may be completed fully online.

The following courses are offered online:

  • FREN 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002
  • GRMN 1001,1002, and 2002
  • ITAL  1001 and 1002
  • SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 and 2002

Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses.

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 World Languages 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.



Proficiency in a world language can be an advantage if you’re seeking employment in fields such as:

Civil service/diplomacy
Health services
Sports promotion
Travel services

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


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

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

Interim Associate Chair
Rick Robinson
Dunwoody NE 2104
[email protected]

Dunwoody Campus Critical Language Coordinator
Andrea DiBenardo
[email protected]

Clarkston Campus Critical Language Coordinator
Dr. Victor McGlone
[email protected]

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