Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

I Am Liberal Arts! Undergraduate Profiles

Justin Bunch- Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies

November 3, 2014
"The Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) major provides a structured opportunity to explore the culture and language of a particular people in the context of modern society. It complements the global learning aspects of liberal arts curricula offered here at tech, and provides a narrower specialization not offered by the standard degrees." Read more

Alissa Hartenbaum-Computational Media

October 30, 2013
"As a Computational Media major at Georgia Tech I can bridge the gap between technology and creativity." Read more

Matthew Guzdial- Computational Media

December 13, 2012
"I believe there’s nothing better than CM when it comes to understanding every part of the creation of interactive digital pieces, as no other major helps you simultaneously develop both your skill as a designer and as a programmer, to see a problem like an artist and a programmer, and lately merging those perspectives into something innovative and insightful." Read more

Lauren Foley- Economics

April 13, 2015
Economics is an absolutely fascinating social science! The relevance of it in every day life is greater than most people realize. In its most basic form, economics searches to find how and why people make decisions. I love exploring and learning about all the factors that need to be analyzed when trying to understand how things work. There are numerous concentrations of economics, leaving a breadth of exploration available to students and scholars. Read more

Nabila Nazarali- Economics

November 4, 2013
"Economics has taught me the theory and quantitative skills necessary to be successful in a corporate environment" Read more

Michael de la Guardia- Economics and International Affairs

January 2, 2013
"I know I want to be involved in Georgia politics when I graduate, and I chose to study Economics and International affairs at Tech purposefully for this reason." Read more

Dillon Roseen- Economics and International Affairs

November 6, 2014
"Receiving a Bachelors of Science in a traditionally liberal arts field sets you apart from thousands of other liberal arts graduates from other institutions all over the country. This combination of highly transferable skills and technological prowess gives liberal arts majors at Georgia Tech an edge when looking for jobs and internships." Read more

Katie Ledbetter- History, Technology, and Society

December 15, 2014
"I didn’t want to be an engineer. I became an HTS major, where we would address questions of poverty, crime, healthcare, and other big issues that I felt it was irresponsible to ignore. I felt it would give me an interesting additional perspective through which I could better relate to and treat patients." Read more

Catherine McCartney- History, Technology and Society

November 21, 2011
"I chose Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech primarily because it allowed me to explore my lifelong love of history in a completely different way than I ever had before. I was always used to pure history classes; but at Tech, we are exposed to aspects of the major (the Science, Technology, and Medicine core) that force us to view history in a scientific and technological light." Read more

Natalie Otterson- History, Technology, and Society

September 27, 2012
"I love to read and study about the past – the way certain people, events, and extraneous influences created and molded the past. I think that learning the past is essential to learn how to better shape the future." Read more

Graham Sweeney- International Affairs

August 21, 2012
“Application is more interesting to me than pure theory. I felt the opportunities available to me at Georgia Tech greatly outnumbered those elsewhere; as a premier research institution, Tech has countless contacts both domestically and abroad, and I wanted to take advantage of those relationships.” Read more

Gaëlle Belhseine- International Affairs and Modern Languages (French)

November 6, 2012
"Studying abroad gives you a firsthand look at how other countries' governments and institutions work, and it also gives you a greater overall global awareness." Read more

Camilo Caballero- International Affairs

November 5, 2013
"International Affairs is a major that covers overlapping issues from a macro perspective giving you the freedom to focus intensively on what you feel is important." Read more

Katherine Mitchell- Public Policy

October 9, 2012
"Here, I get the best of both worlds. My professors are awesome! They conduct award-winning research, have worked in the field for years, and are always willing to share their infinite wisdom." Read more

Mykhail Chambers- Literature, Media, and Communication

September 18, 2012
"It wasn’t so much that I chose Liberal Arts here at Georgia Tech, but more so that Liberal Arts chose me. My strengths and interests are so diverse, that it’s hard to label them in any one category to study. Liberal Arts just seem like the natural way to go because it covers a little bit of everything. Although Georgia Tech is primarily recognized for its dominance in the engineering field, the Liberal Arts experience here is like no other program in the country." Read more

Caroline Gwynn- Literature, Media, and Communication

October 30, 2013
"My degree program is a fascinating view of science and technology through the lens of literature and culture." Read more

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