Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in History

The History degree information on this page is provided for those students who have declared History as their major prior to Fall 2021. No new History majors are accepted into this program beginning in Fall 2021, as the program will be terminated effective Spring 2023. This information is provided to inform already-enrolled History majors how to finish their degree before Spring 2023. Current majors should contact their advisor to plan their course work toward degree completion or transfer possibilities.

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

  • Great faculty, such as:
    • Dr. Anthony Di’ Lorenzo
    • Dr. John Giebfried
    • Dr. Jeff Howell
    • Prof. Courtney Joiner
    • Dr. Thomas Upchurch
    • Dr. Deborah Vess
    • Dr. Mary Waalkes
  • 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, among other places:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • University of Georgia
Associate of Arts in History

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, E and Additional Institutional Requirements
Required: 46 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
18 Hours
HIST 1121 Survey of Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1122 Survey of Western Civilization II 3

Choose One:

HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History II 3

Choose One:

HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
Guided Electives
Choose Two:
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems 3
SOCI 2293 Introduction to Marriage and Family 3

NOTE: Courses above to be taken in addition to Area E requirements; a class cannot be used to fulfill both Area E and F requirements simultaneously.

Total Semester Hours: 64

More Information » Curriculum Sheet and Two-Year Academic Plan - Associate of Arts Degree / History

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