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Ivan Allen College helps stduents build an educational resume.

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Students majoring in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) at Georgia Tech are highly driven achievers. They are here because they want to study in a unique, leading-edge liberal arts program offering distinctive curricular choices and robust opportunities for practical, relevant extracurricular experiences.

Rebecca Keane
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Students majoring in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (IAC) www.iac.gatech.edu at Georgia Tech are highly driven achievers. They are here because they want to study in a unique, leading-edge liberal arts program offering distinctive curricular choices and robust opportunities for practical, relevant extracurricular experiences.

Alumni of Ivan Allen College tell us that they embark upon their careers with a distinct advantage: Their studies challenged them to engage both sides of their brains -- the practical, quantitative, and problem-solving side and the broad, qualitative, and aesthetic side that is a hallmark of training in the humanities and social sciences. This makes an education in the liberal arts at Georgia Tech unique, providing graduates with an invaluable foundation for thinking and working across many realms, a hallmark of today’s creative leaders.

Learning in the College is further distinguished by an innovative approach to teaching humanities and social sciences that centers on three core themes:
1. A focus on science and technology in political, social, and cultural context
2. A global perspective
3. The Ivan Allen Jr., legacy of courageous, ethical leadership

What Can You Do with a Georgia Tech Liberal Arts Degree?

Ivan Allen College students are highly successful in securing jobs at graduation. They are employed by companies and organizations such as IBM, Coca-Cola, the Peace Corps, the U.S. Supreme Court, the CIA, and CNN and build careers in business, education, government, law, medicine, new media, and many other fields. Learn more about the types of careers held by our graduates.

The Liberal Arts Curriculum

The schools within Ivan Allen College offer eight innovative bachelor degree programs:
Computational Media
Economics and International Affairs
Global Economics and Modern Languages
History, Technology, and Society
International Affairs
International Affairs and Modern Languages
Public Policy
Science, Technology, and Culture


The minor degrees allow students to obtain solid skills that will be an advantage in their chosen fields. Minors are offered in:
Film and Media Studies
International Affairs
Law, Science, and Technology
Performance Studies
Philosophy, Science, and Technology
Political Science
Public Policy
Women, Science, and Technology


Coursework is also offered in Arabic, Korean, and Linguistics.

Joint Majors

Many students choose to complement technical degrees with degrees from the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The Computational Media degree combines work in the Ivan Allen College with the College of Computing. Browse the Ivan Allen College Web site www.iac.gatech.edu for majors that complement work in other Colleges.

Advanced Degrees

Three of our programs offer 5-year plans for obtaining a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree. The College offers six master’s and six PhD degrees.

Ivan Allen College students have been accepted for graduate and professional training at the nation’s leading institutions including Emory University, Harvard University, Oxford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of London, and University of Michigan.


The Ivan Allen College maintains an extensive database of internships with private, government, and non-profit entities. International placements can also be arranged. These are open to all Georgia Tech students. The internships database can be accessed using their GT login and password. An Ivan Allen College advisor can assist with placement.

Click here, to visit the Ivan internship database.

International Experiences

The College offers 18 Summer study abroad programs as well as work abroad and language study programs such as the Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) program. If overseas work isn’t practical, students can still gain experience in a foreign culture and language through the Georgia Tech’s international house - a living learning community open to students across campus overseen by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. These international experiences are a significant advantage for graduates with a goal of working for transnational companies who need employees with experience and understanding of other languages, cultures, and mores.

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Undergraduate Research

This is a substantial discovery experience in which students receive personal mentoring by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research. This program is excellent preparation for students interested in continuing on to postgraduate degrees. Funding is available through the Undergraduate Research Program (UROP).

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Figuring Out a Path - We’re Here to Help

Ivan Allen College has invested in a dedicated staff of professional advisors to assist students in defining a direction and charting the best possible course toward achieving their goals. From help in choosing coursework, to securing internships, to evaluating international and language opportunities, making career connections, and everything else from healthcare to housing, advisors can help.

For more information and a list of advisor contact information,click here or visit the Ivan Allen College dedicated advising Web site www.advising.iac.gatech.edu.

Shadow Day

Shadow Day events help prospective students determine if liberal arts studies at Tech are right for them. Students attend classes and interact with current students, faculty, and staff who can answer questions. Upcoming Shadow Days are Friday, January 29th and Monday, March 29, 2010. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Click here to learn more and register for Shadow Day.

Direct General Questions to:

John Tone, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Elizabeth Miller
Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Tours & Information

Advising Blogs

School of History, Technology, and Society
School of Public Policy
School of International Affairs
STAC Majors Advising

Visit www.iac.gatech.edu to learn more about Ivan Allen College academic programs.

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