Our History program immerses students in the laboratory of the human past, under the
guidance of a renowned faculty who teach courses about real people and their triumphs
and failures. We show how humanity has shaped cultural, economic and political forces,
both close to home and far-afield.
With a varied and flexible curriculum, students choose their own concentrations, taking
advanced courses to suit their interests and needs.
Our students learn to think rigorously, evaluate arguments and evidence, conduct historical
research, and write clearly and precisely. The skills and knowledge they acquire empower
them to engage in meaningful discussions about past events that still shape and impact
our society today. The history degree teaches the analytical tools and transferable
skills desired by employers, and suitable for a wide range of careers: Teachers &
Educators, Researchers, Museum Curators, Information Managers, Authors, and more.
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in History with a Concentration in Public History
Bachelor of Arts in History with Secondary Teacher Certification
History Student Association
Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent
The History Student Association is open to all students with an interest in history.
Meetings are held monthly. The group undertakes a variety of events which are of interest
to its student members. Persons interested in joining this organization should contact
the faculty sponsor, Dr. Goss, professor of history at 706-667-4561.
Email Dr. McClelland-Nugent
Phi Alpha Theta
Dr. Andrew Goss
Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society for those in the field of History.
To qualify for membership, an initiate must have at least 12 hours in History (nine
of which must be completed at Augusta University) with a GPA of at least 3.1 in History
classes, and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Initiates should complete the membership application and submit it to Dr. Andrew Goss. For graduate requirements, please contact us.
The society, a national organization with chapters throughout the world, encourages
historical research and study. The Augusta Chapter, Alpha Eta Xi, was organized in
the spring of 1995.