Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
|Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts|
|Dean||Jacqueline Jones Royster|
|262 (218 permanent, 45 temporary)|
|Students||791 (566 undergraduate, 225 graduate) (Spring 2014)|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology has gradually evolved to contain a wide variety of liberal arts subjects at a school known predominantly for engineering. The College is named after Ivan Allen, Jr., a Georgia Tech alumnus and former mayor of Atlanta.
When the Georgia School of Technology opened, English was among the six subjects taught at the time. Modern Languages, Economics, and Geography were all taught at Tech before World War I. These subjects, however, were not grouped into a formal school of liberal arts. In 1948, the General College was created; in 1981, it was renamed the College of Sciences and Liberal Studies.
In 1990, the latter college was divided, creating the Ivan Allen College of Management, Policy, & International Affairs. In 1998, the School of Management was spun off into its own college, leaving the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. It is now considered a model example of university education that pairs technical ability with liberal arts knowledge.
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts comprises six schools, offering ten Bachelor of Science Degrees, eight Master of Science Degrees, and six Doctoral Degrees. The College also hosts Georgia Tech's Army, Air Force, and Navy ROTC units.
- Economics: School of Economics
- History and Sociology: School of History, Technology, and Society
- International relations: Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
- Literature and communication: School of Literature, Media, and Communication
- Modern languages: School of Modern Languages
- Public policy, philosophy, and political science: School of Public Policy
- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Navy ROTC
Degrees and Programs
All six schools in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts offer Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. With the exception of the School of Modern Languages, each school offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
Bachelor of Science Programs
- B.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
- B.S. in Computational Media (collaborative effort with the Georgia Tech College of Computing)
- B.S. in Economics
- B.S. in Economics and International Affairs 
- B.S. in Global Economics and Modern Languages
- B.S. in History, Technology, and Society
- B.S. in International Affairs and Modern Languages
- B.S. in International Affairs 
- B.S. in Public Policy
- B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture
Five-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Programs
- 5-year B.S. M.S. in Public Policy
- 5-year B.S. M.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture with Media Studies/Digital Media
- 5-year B.S. M.S. in Computational Media/Digital Media (collaborative effort with the Georgia Tech College of Computing)
Master of Science Programs
- M.S. in Digital Media
- M.S. in Economics
- M.S. in History and Sociology of Technology and Science
- M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction
- M.S. in International Affairs
- M.S. in Public Policy
Doctor of Philosophy Programs
- Ph.D. in Digital Media
- Ph.D. in Economics
- Ph.D. in History and Sociology of Technology and Science
- Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science and Technology
- Ph.D. in Public Policy
- Ph.D. in Public Policy- joint degree with Georgia State University
The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts has several research centers.
- Allen Institute for Advanced Studies, director - Ken Knoespel
- Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), executive director - Helena Mitchell
- Center for Ethics and Technology at Georgia Tech, director - Robert Kirkman, Co-Director - Jason Borenstein
- Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, director - Vicki Birchfield, Alasdair Young
- Center for Paper, Business, and Industry Studies (CPBIS), director - Patrick McCarthy
- Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER), executive director - John R. McIntyre; Associate Director – James Hoadley
- Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), co-directors - Seymour Goodman & Adam N. Stulburg
- Center for New Media Studies, Director - Ian Bogost
- Georgia Tech Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST), co-directors- Mary Frank Fox, Carol Colatrella, Mary Lynn Realff
- Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC), acting director - Mustaque Ahamad; Co-Director - Seymour Goodman
- Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (ITSC-Social), principal investigator: Carl DiSalvo
- The James and Mary Wesley Center for New Media Education and Research, director – Jay Bolter
- Policy@Tech, contact – Susan Cozzens
- Technology Policy & Assessment Center (TPAC), director – Susan Cozzens; co-director – Alan Porter
- Writing & Communication Program Communications Center (CommLab), director - Karen Head
- "Ivan Allen College History". Retrieved 2007-06-20.
- "Royster Named New Dean of Ivan Allen College" (Press release). Georgia Institute of Technology. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
- "The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at a Glance". Retrieved 2007-06-20.
- "Office of Institutional Research & Planning: Facts and Figures: Enrollment by College". Retrieved 2007-11-19.