The sciences and mathematics are engines of human innovation.
They are vital pillars of the technological research university of the 21st century.
Academic Schools & CEISMC
Our academic programs are innovative and rigorous yet offer flexibility for students to tailor their degrees toward specific goals. We help students learn how to answer important fundamental questions, enable practical advances, and become productive members of the global community.
The School of Biological Sciences provides a broad foundation in modern life sciences while enabling students to undertake focused studies in cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, genetics and genomics, and physiology. Our research encompasses broad areas of inquiry, including biomechanics, bio-inspired design, bioinformatics, cancer biology, chemical biology, chemical ecology, comparative neuromechanics, environmental microbiology, marine science, muscle physiology, predictive health, prosthetics and orthotics, and systems biology. Our programs build quantitative and analytical skills, independent research skills, and critical reasoning.
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers training in the molecular sciences from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels. With our faculty, students conduct world-class research in many areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and related fields. We connect our programs, resources, and research to other disciplines and Georgia Tech units to provide students varied opportunities to answer important fundamental questions, pursue important practical advances, and develop into creative and productive leaders.
Students and faculty in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences are driven by the desire to understand the earth beneath our feet, the oceans that surround us, and the atmospheric processes that affect our weather and climate. The desire to understand our own planet extends backwards, to the early Earth environment as life emerged, and outwards, to the study of other planets and planetary environments.
Academic programs in the School of Mathematics cover both pure and applied mathematics. The flexible and interdisciplinary curricula prepare students for many career paths, from computer science to economics. The School partners with other Georgia Tech units to support interdisciplinary graduate programs in algorithms, combinatorics, and optimization; bioinformatics; computational science and engineering; quantitative and computational finance, quantitative biosciences; statistics; and machine learning.
The School of Physics offers the next generation of scientists and engineers opportunities to study at the frontiers of physics – astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; biophysics; nonlinear physics; and soft and condensed matter. Students and faculty explore the questions that will revolutionize our understanding of physical phenomena, such as gravitational waves, quantum systems, epitaxial graphene, and granular media.
Psychology is the primary science of who we are as active human beings capable of self-organization, self-reflection, and self-regulation. Research in the School of Psychology focuses the scientific lens on the human being as we understand ourselves to be, the way we think, what we feel, and how we act. Students and faculty do research at the forefront of science and apply it to important problems of everyday life.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is for all. We help students in the state of Georgia and beyond realize their potential in STEM.
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) creates partnerships between Georgia Tech and schools, educational groups, and opinion leaders to ensure that K-12 students in Georgia receive the best possible preparation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It advocates for and participates in efforts to improve performance in STEM of K-12 students, and it disseminates best practices to school districts and through scholarly works.