Summer School at Georgia State

Summer School at Georgia State is designed to fit you. Whether you want to polish off an elective or use the extra time to focus on a major or core class, chances are you will find what you need at Georgia State.

This year, Georgia State introduces the Summer in the City series for students interested in combining challenging coursework with a unique Atlanta experience. The series offers a broad range of opportunities for students to engage with many of our top faculty in the classroom and University partners in business, government agencies, arts and entertainment outside the classroom.

Atlanta is one of the country’s most vibrant, opportunity-filled cities. It is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, the Georgia state capital, many federal and state agencies and a flourishing film industry. Along with academic and business opportunities, Atlanta in the summer is full of excitement, with numerous festivals, concerts, art exhibits and more.

Join us this summer at Georgia State for courses to help you get ahead, gain valuable work experience and have a transformative experience.

How to Apply

  1. Online Application for Postbaccalaureate and Transient Admission
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Official statement from home institution granting permission to enroll at Georgia State
  4. If seeking in-state tuition: Evidence of lawful presence in the U.S.
    Georgia State admits all academically qualified students, regardless of immigration status

 

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Summer School Details

Welcome to Summer School at Georgia State! Many students choose to take courses over the summer to stay ahead, get on the fast track to graduation or take advantage of our Summer in The City series. There are many benefits to taking summer classes at Georgia State including smaller class sizes, online options, a wide variety of core classes and electives and unique opportunities being offered for the first time. Follow our steps for transient (visiting) applicants to come to Georgia State this summer.

Step-By-Step Application Process

  1. Submit the online Georgia State Undergraduate Application for Postbaccalaureate and Transient Admission.
  2. Submit the $60 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit an official statement from the appropriate academic official at your home institution granting permission to enroll at Georgia State University for the term of application. Official statement must come in a sealed envelope or come directly from the home institution. Faxed or unsealed copies are not acceptable.
  4. Verification of Lawful Presence in the United States. Applicants seeking the in-state tuition rate must provide evidence of lawful presence in the United States. Georgia State University admits all academically qualified undergraduate students, regardless of immigration status.

Admission Requirements

  1. Be eligible to return to your home institution
  2. Have permission from your home institution to attend Georgia State University

Note: If you have attended Georgia State before as a transient student and wish to return again as a transient student, you must submit a reactivation form and an updated statement of permission.

Note: If you wish to change your status to a transfer student after attending as a transient student, you MUST file a new application for Undergraduate Admissions and submit a new $60 non-refundable application fee.

Accepted Transient Students

  • Review the Next Steps for Accepted Students.
  • Visiting students should be prepared to provide a personal copy of a transcript that documents completion of any required prerequisites for Georgia State courses.
  • Financial aid is not typically available for transient students.

Georgia State offers a variety of core curriculum and elective courses on campus and online over the summer. Spend your summer downtown with the Panther Family! Check out the many courses that we offer. Choose "Summer Semester 2017" from the dropdown to see which classes we are offering. All colleges are represented during summer sessions. Select your courses and apply today!

Current Core Curriculum Summer Courses Offered

Expand the boxes below to see current core offerings. Check the schedule of classes for specific courses times and locations. University academic advisors are available to help you pick the right courses for your major as well.

Core courses with online sections are indicated with an asterisk (*).

ENGL 1101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGL 1102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
MATH 1101 INTRO TO MATHEMATICAL MODELING*
MATH 1111 COLLEGE ALGEBRA*
MATH 1112 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
MATH 1113 PRECALCULUS*
PERS 2001 PERSPECTIVE: COMPARATIVE CULTURE
PERS 2002 SCIEN PERSP ON GLOBAL PROBLEMS
PHIL 1010 CRITICAL THINKING*
SCOM 1000 HUMAN COMMUNICATION*
ACCT 2101 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
ACCT 2102 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
CIS 2010 INTRO TO COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BUSA 2106 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
AH 1750 SURVEY OF ART II
ARBC 1002 ELEMENTARY ARABIC II
ARBC 2001 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
ARBC 2002 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
ENGL 2130 AMERICAN LITERATURE
FLME 2700 HISTORY OF MOTION PICTURES
FREN 1002 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
FREN 2001 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
FREN 2002 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
MUA 1500 JAZZ: ORIGINS, STLYES AND INFLUENCE (Course is cross-listed with MUA 3500, which can also be used in the Core)
MUA 1930 MUSIC, SOCIETY AND CULTURE (Course is cross-listed with MUA 3930, which can also be used in the Core)
PHIL 2010 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
RELS 2001 INTRO TO WORLD RELIGIONS*
SCOM 2050 MEDIA, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY*
SPAN 1002 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
SPAN 2001 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPAN 2002 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
THEA 2040 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
ASTR 1000 INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSE
ASTR 1010K ASTRONOMY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
ASTR 1020K STELLAR AND GALACTIC ASTRONOMY
BIOL 1103K INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
BIOL 1104K INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
BIOL 2107K PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I
BIOL 2108K PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II
BIOL 2300 MICROBIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH
CHEM 1050 CHEMISTRY FOR CITIZENS*
CHEM 1151K SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY I
CHEM 1152K SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY II
CHEM 1211K PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
CHEM 1212K PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
GEOG 1112K INTRO TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE
GEOG 1113K INTRODUCTION TO LANDFORMS
GEOL 1121K INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY I
GEOL 1122K INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY II
GEOL 2001 GEOLOGIC RESOURCES&ENVIRONMENT
MATH 1070 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS*
MATH 1112 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
MATH 1113 PRECALCULUS*
MATH 2201 CALC FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES I
MATH 2211 CALCULUS OF ONE VARIABLE I
MATH 2212 CALCULUS OF ONE VARIABLE II
MATH 2215 MULTIVARIATE CALCULUS
MATH 2420 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
PHYS 1111K INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I
PHYS 1112K INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II
PHYS 2211K PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
PHYS 2212K PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II
AAS 1140 INTRO TO AFR & AFR-AM HISTORY
AAS 2010 INTRO TO AFRICAN-AMER STUDIES
ASL 1001ELEM AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
ASL 1002  ELEM AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
ANTH 1102 INTRO TO ANTHROPOLOGY
CRJU 2200 SOCIAL SCI & AM CRIME PROBLEM
ECON 2100 GLOBAL ECONOMICS
ECON 2105 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
ECON 2106 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
GEOG 1101 INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
HIST 1111 SURVEY OF WORLD HIST TO 1500*
HIST 1112 SUR OF WORLD HIST SINCE 1500*
HIST 1140 INTRO AFR & AFR-AMER HISTORY
HIST 2110 SURVEY OF U.S. HISTORY*
POLS 1101 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT*
POLS 2401 GLOBAL ISSUES*
SOCI 1101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCI 1160 INTRO TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS*
WGSS 2010 INTRO WOMEN'S/GENDER/SEXUALITY

Are you looking for an exclusive opportunity to get hands-on experience geared toward your career goals? Then look no further! At Georgia State, we are excited to offer unique opportunities over the summer that engage our students in the classroom while giving real-world experience. Get the competitive edge you are looking for. Explore the Summer In The City series below and find your perfect fit.


Atlanta’s Sport Business Industry: Get a Glimpse of Behind the Scenes Positions

The sports business industry is an estimated $400 billion a year industry. Over the next three years Atlanta will be at the epicenter of the sport world. Get a glimpse of the behind the scenes positions that make the sport business industry one of the largest in the country.

For more information contact Tim Newman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Sport Management (tnewman7@gsu.edu)

ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting
This course offers you an introduction to the principles of financial accounting. The course also focuses on analyzing business transactions. Through analysis, you will learn to chart their effects.
KH 2400 Introduction to Sport Management
This course is designed to provide you with an overview of the sport management discipline.
KH 4320  Sport Marketing
This course gives you an introduction to sport marketing. You'll also learn its related theoretical concepts and foundational principles.

The Business Major’s Foundations

Select 2 or 3 classes

CIS 2010  Introduction to Information Systems
This course introduces computer and information systems concepts, including hardware, software, databases, data communications, and business applications.
BUSA 2106  Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
This course provides the business student with a study of the interrelationship of law, ethics, and business. The course also covers government regulation of business activities and the legal environment within which business must operate.
ACCT 2101  Principles of Accounting 1
This course is an introduction to the principles of financial accounting. The course focuses on analyzing business transactions to chart their effects on the results of operations, the cash flows, and the financial position of businesses organized for profit.

Crime and Punishment

This cluster of courses examines two of the major components of the criminal justice system, policing and corrections, and ties them together by looking at the prevention of family violence, one of the nation’s most pressing crime problems.

CRJU 2110 Policing in America
CRJU 2310 Corrections
CRJU 4070 Family Violence & Criminal Justice

Do Good in the City

Make the world a better place over the summer.  Complete an internship with a nonprofit organization while learning more about the role of nonprofits in society or while studying the critical policy issues that nonprofits and governments face today.

PMAP 3210 Introduction to Nonprofits
PMAP 3311 Critical Policy Issues
PMAP 4941 Internship

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness

  • PERS 2001: World Foods
  • NUTR 2100: Principles of Nutrition or NUTR 3100: Nutrition and Health
  • NUTR 4960: Nutrition and Physical Fitness

Though NUTR 2100 and NUTR 3100 are both open to any GSU student, NUTR 2100 is recommended for those intending to major in Nutrition Science.  NUTR 2100 has a strong foundation in science, and teaches the scientific concepts behind nutrition for health and wellness. 

 PERS 2001  World Foods
This course provides students with a window into the world of food and culture as they explore the influence of ethnicity, religion, and society on human food habits. Independent learning experiences enable students to examine food-related behaviors, eating habits and nutrition and health status of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Students will also have the opportunity to compare and experience a variety of different ethnic and cultural foods.
NUTR 2100 Principles of Nutrition
The course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a basic knowledge of nutrients and energy, and the scientific basis of nutrient requirements. The course will also provide students with information on nutrient associations with disease and principles for applying scientific nutrition principles to contemporary nutrition issues
 NUTR 3100 Nutrition and Health
Students are introduced to basic knowledge about nutrients and energy, selecting foods of high nutrient density, and identifying truths and untruths among advertised claims for food products. Current controversial issues such as supplementation, popular diets, and nutrition related diseases are also examined.
NUTR 4960 Nutrition & Physical Fitness
Prerequisites: NUTR 2100 or consent of instructor.
This course is directed toward the specific roles of energy and nutrients in physical performance. Topics include faddism, quackery, and common myths associated with nutritional management of the athlete. Appropriate strategies for weight change, unique dietary concerns for the female, endurance and vegetarian athletes, the pre‑game meal, and the interrelationships among nutrition, physical activity and cardiovascular health are also explored.

Foundations for the Entrepreneur

Select 2 or 3 classes

ENI 3101  Entrepreneurial Thinking for Startups
This course provides an end-to-end overview into the philosophy, attitudes, perceptions, behaviors, concepts, theories, methods, tools, and techniques to effectively think and act entrepreneurially. The focus is on new entrepreneurial ventures and how startups differ from existing businesses and challenges that entrepreneurs face when innovating under conditions of high uncertainty.
LGLS 4020  E Law for Entrepreneurs
 This course will give the student a broad understanding of those aspects of business law that are particularly relevant of entrepreneurs.
ACCT 2101  Principles of Accounting 1
This course is an introduction to the principles of financial accounting. The course focuses on analyzing business transactions to chart their effects on the results of operations, the cash flows, and the financial position of businesses organized for profit.

Global Sociology

SOCI 3390 Global Urbanism
SOCI 4119 Global Aging and Families (in China, Maymester)
SOCI 3390 Global Sociology: Refugees and Immigrants (in South Korea, July)

International & Monetary Economics

International transactions are all over the news these days; is it bad to buy imported goods? How much do U.S. businesses depend on other countries to buy goods and services from us? Deepen your knowledge of foreign trade flows with these courses in international economics.

ECON 4500 Money and Credit
ECON 4800 International Trade
ECON 4810 International Finance

Law in America

Select 2 or 3 classes

 BUSA 2106  Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
This course provides the business student with a study of the interrelationship of law, ethics, and business. The course also covers government regulation of business activities and the legal environment within which business must operate
 LGLS 3020  Introduction to the Law
 This course is an introduction to the law, a multifaceted and broad discipline which affects and is affected by every aspect of our society. The course provides an overview of the legal system, sources of law, and legal analytical models.
 CRJU 3100  Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system. Agencies and processes involved in law enforcement and courts as well as correctional approaches will be introduced. This course is for non-criminal justice majors and non-criminal justice minors only.
POLS 3140 Judicial Process
This course looks at the social and political context of judicial decisions with emphasis on Supreme Court decision-making. Relates law to public policy.
POLS 3145 Introduction to American Law
This class looks at the substance of law as a component of public policy and the political system; emphasis is on the elements and rationale of private law. 

Lung, Heart, Life

SNHP 2010 Basic Medical Terminology
This course presents a study of basic medical terminology. Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content. Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage and pronunciation. 3 Credit hours
RT 1010 (CRN 51518) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
An American Heart Association certified course in basic life support, including adult, pediatric, and infant resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction. Students receive Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association with successful completion. 2 Credit hours
RT 4070 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course is designed to develop the participant's proficiency in providing care in a cardiorespiratory arrest. This course is offered understanding of pathophysiology and the assimilation of the knowledge to carry out skills required in emergent circumstances. 2 Credit hours

Politics & Policy in the City

How do American cities develop policies to tackle the challenges they face?  Learn how politics, the economy, and the planning process shape cities, and develop new analytical skills for helping cities choose which policy tools to use to solve urban problems.

PMAP 3011 Policy Politics American City
PMAP 4061 Introduction to Policy Analysis
PMAP 3411 Contemporary Planning

Prepare for Graduate School: Summer Research Experiences at Georgia State

Looking ahead to the future?  Give your application for graduate school an ‘edge’ over other applicants. Join Georgia State scholars from the College of  Education and Human Learning and Development for a unique summer research experience.  Learn how to collect and analyze data and have hands on-involvement working with faculty on ongoing cutting edge research projects related to learning, cognition, social justice, and education.

For more information contact Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Educator Preparation (jmany@gsu.edu).

EPRS 4900 Methods of Research in Human Learning and Development
This courses offers an introduction to research in human learning and development.
EDUC 4982 Undergraduate Research in Urban Education
You'll work with an experienced faculty researcher for hands-on learning in research. This hands-on research internship project will span 10 hours. During that time, you'll work with data collection/analytics and dissemination of findings.

Relationships and Sexuality

PSYC 2070 Intro to Human Sexuality
AAS 4030 African-American Male/Female Relations
SOCI 3126 Gender and Society
WGSS 3150 Sexuality and Society

Summer of Science

Complete your whole core Area D in one summer:

GEOG 1112K Intro to Weather and Climate
GEOG 1113K Introduction to Landforms
GEOL 2001 Geologic Resources and the Environment

or

GEOL 1121K Introductory Geology I
GEOL 1122K Introductory Geology II
GEOL 2001 Geologic Resources and the Environment

Through the Eyes of Urban Youth - Exploring the City of Atlanta

Young people are the lifeblood of the city.  Who are the urban youth in Atlanta and what are their dreams and aspirations?  Where do they live and what do they do for fun?  Join our "Eyes of Urban Youth" online and hybrid courses to research, develop and visit sites of the next generation of city dwellers.

For more information contact Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Educator Preparation (jmany@gsu.edu).

ECE 3560 Media and Children’s Learning
This course explores how our media portrays children, childhood and families. Media considered include film, television, print, corporate marketing and online.
EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Demographics are changing in the United States. Our course gives you the fundamental knowledge of understanding these changes. You will learn about Atlanta's cultural legacies and interact with our diverse population.
TSLE 4260  Global and Local Intercultural Relations and Development
You'll learn about:

  • Concepts of culture.
  • Cultural influences.
  • How culture plays in the lives and education of our children and youth.

Enhance your summer school experience by living on campus. Georgia State offers a variety of student housing that are available during the summer. Walk to class and immerse yourself in downtown life at Georgia State. Make life-long friends who you will share unforgettable memories. For more information on residence halls and summer rates, click here and apply today!

Hall Room Type May May, June & July June & July
University Lofts Shared Bedroom $612 $1,836 $1,224
University Lofts Single Bedroom $872 $2,616 $1,744
University Lofts Private Apt. - Family Housing $1,163 $3,488 $2,326
Piedmont Central* Shared (4 suite-mates total) $2,110

Includes cost of Mandatory Meals for Piedmont Residents, offered June 6-July 30, 2017

Once you are accepted, you will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid through your PAWS account if you chose to do so. Georgia State also has a Financial Management Center to address any of your financial aid questions. If you would like to receive more information about how to finance your education at Georgia State, contact the Financial Management center at 404-413-2600 to set up an appointment with the university student financial advisors.

Summer 2017 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees are shown below to help you calculate your costs. The chart represents the cost of tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students depending on the number of hours you register for. You can also download the full breakdown of credit costs and student fees.

In-State Tuition

Credit Hours Tuition Student Fees Total Cost
3 $855.81 $423.82 $1,279.63
6 $1,711.62 $846 $2,557.62
9 $2,567.43 $846 $3,413.43

Out-of-State Tuition

Credit Hours Out-of-State Tuition Student Fees Total Out-Of-State Cost
3 $2,676.81 $423.82 $3,100.63
6 $5,353.62 $846 $6,199.62
9 $8030.43 $846 $8,876.43

Taking courses over the summer provides you with the opportunity to work hard, and play hard. Be a part of everything Atlanta has to offer during your time at Georgia State. In the summer, Atlanta hosts some of the biggest festivals, cultural events, concerts and sporting events in the state. This summer, you can look forward to the Grant Park Summer Shade festival and Piedmont Park Arts festival, to name a few. Take in an Atlanta Braves game or explore the latest exhibit at the High Museum of Art. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Find exciting events you won’t want to miss!