The School of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. We are excited to have you join us at "the miracle on Metropolitan," where we provide "student-centered instruction, civic/community engagement, and quality services." The School of Arts and Sciences engages all students whether you are a freshman, returning, or transient student with a diversity of programs, pathways, and majors that will help you become a qualified graduate ready to face the challenges of the twenty-first century. As part of the University System of Georgia, AMSC students get the same quality of education or access to scholarships as any of the other state institutions, but unlike them, at AMSC, you get the benefit of smaller class sizes, better access to your faculty and a high level of personal touch tailored to help every student succeed.

Students who aspire to a career in leadership or public service, healthcare administration, or office administration are invited to give Organizational Leadership a second look. If you are among those who have always dreamed of working on movie sets or producing your own online content for YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook - the Digital Media Program (Film & Entertainment Studies) is the place for you. This program is taught in association with the Georgia Film Academy. There are many other students who are thinking of a career in law enforcement, correction or the judicial system - Criminal Justice opens the door to a brighter future. Social Work and Psychology have always attracted very gifted and talented students who have the drive to make their communities better. Whether as social workers or counselors, our students get to learn from teachers who are also practitioners in their respective disciplines. This is a great opportunity for you to learn directly from the experts.

The School of Arts and Sciences offers prerequisites for allied health programs, pre-engineering, and laboratory sequences in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Transfer programs are designed to prepare students for matriculation at a senior college or university. The Core Curriculum, each of the units of the University System of Georgia, including Atlanta Metropolitan State College, facilitates the transfer of credits among member institutions. The School of Arts and Sciences is the instructional unit for STEM transfer and career programs, providing coursework appropriate to those programs of study. Whether you have already made up your mind about a major or you are still concerned about the common core, it is important that you know the main fields that are offered within the School of Arts and Sciences.


Bachelor's Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (eMajor)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film & Entertainment Studies (formerly Digital Media & Entertainment)

Associate's Program

Science and health professions related transfer programs for students intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree in science and health professions:

  • Biological Sciences (ASCC Pathway)
  • Engineering Transfer (ASCC Pathway)
  • Health Sciences Transfer (ASCC Pathway)

Social science and humanities related transfer programs as well as a general pathway for students intending to pursue the baccalaureate degree:

  • General Pathway (ASCC/AACC)
  • Teacher Education Pathway (and a Transfer Articulation Agreement with Clayton State University and Kennesaw State University).
  • Social Work Pathway
  • Psychology Pathway
  • Criminal Justice Pathway
  • Mass Communication Pathway


  • Certificate in Forensic Chemistry
  • Certificate in Film & Television Production
  • Film & Television Post-Production Certification
  • Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development Certification (partnership with Georgia Film Academy)
  • Religious Studies Certificate
  • Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Certificate
  • Workplace Interpersonal Relations Certificate

Vital to our commitment to excellence, creativity, and innovation at the School of Arts and Sciences, is our promise to diversity and inclusiveness. We promote classrooms and a campus climate of respect, tolerance, and respect for diversity and all cultures. We hold these values dear to us because we believe that a climate in which we celebrate each other and bask in the diversity of our cultures is the best place to nurture dreams and pursue our fullest potential.

Contact Information

Dr. Harry A. Akoh
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Location: Science Lecture Building, Room 127
Phone: 404-756-4033

Nikia S. Jones
Administrative Assistant
Schools of Arts & Sciences
Location: Bldg. 900, Room 219
Phone: 404-756-4025 or 678-623-1171