Let's Get Associated.

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in history. Here, you'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. John Derden, who regularly leads groups on area Sherman's March tours.
  • The Heritage Center in the East Georgia State College Library, with genealogy and Confederate Registry resources that are treasures for historians.
  • Connections to a region rich in Civil War and civil rights historical events.
  • Travel-study opportunities through the University System of Georgia that have taken East Georgia students to study centers in France, Span and Costa Rica.

Where Will You Go From Here?

With history as your major, you have a world of options open to you. Most students who study history transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, attorneys, public servants, government officials, business and civic leaders, principals, headmasters, ministers, archivists, curators, librarians, and a wide spectrum of other career fields.

EGSC history students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Armstrong  State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia



The study of history introduces students to the realities of the world -- the "Aha!" moments when they see the relevance between history and every other subject. I believe that students should be transformed by the college experience, and that's what happens here.

Dr. John Derden

Professor Emeritus of History

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
Required: 6 Hours
HIST 1111 Western Civilization to 1648 3
HIST 1112 Western Civilization since 1648 3
Foreign Language Hours: 6-9
Choose from the following:
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Guided Electives: 3-6 Hours
(Choose from the following)
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History since 1865 3
HIST 2200 Black History 3
MATH 1121 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3
Program Total: 60 Hours

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