College Timeline

  • 1977 – College of Arts and Sciences re-designated.
  • 1969 – Institution becomes Georgia State University.
  • 1957 – School of Arts and Sciences listed in Rampway.
  • 1955 – Institution becomes Georgia State College of Business Administration.
  • 1952 – A&S becomes School of General Studies.
  • 1948 – College of Arts and Sciences listed in Rampway and course bulletin.
  • 1947 – Institution designated as Atlanta Division of University of Georgia.
  • 1935 – College of Arts and Sciences listed in bulletin; Jr. College established to offer day classes.
  • 1934 – Liberal Arts and Sciences program listed in bulletin.
  • 1932 – Institution designated as Atlanta Extension Center of the University System of Georgia (Evening School).

  • 2011 – William J. Long appointed dean.
  • 2011 – MaryAnn Romski serves as interim dean (July – Aug).
  • 2003 – Lauren B. Adamson appointed dean (interim dean, June – Dec 2002).
  • 1992 – Ahmed T. Abdelal appointed dean.
  • 1991 – Robert Arrington serves as interim dean.
  • 1981 – Clyde W. Faulkner appointed dean.
  • 1974 – Glenn G. Thomas appointed dean.
  • 1968 – Charles B. Vail appointed dean.
  • 1967 - Melvin W. Ecke serves as acting dean.
  • 1950 – Horton Burch appointed dean.
  • 1948 – Hal Hulsey serves as Resident Assistant Dean.

(Work in progress)

  • 2011 – B.A. in Neuroscience approved
  • 2009 – Ph.D. Neuroscience approved
  • 2008 – Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics approved
  • 2002 – Ph.D. in Computer Science approved
  • 2002 – Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics approved
  • 1999 – Ph.D. in Communication Studies approved
  • 1990 – Ph.D. degrees in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy approved
  • 1984 – Master of Art Education (M.A.Ed.) established
  • 1984 – Ph.D. in Astrophysics approved
  • 1983 – Master of Historic Preservation (M.H.P.) established
  • 1982 – M.Co., Ph.D. in Microbial and Biochemical Sciences approved
  • 1981 – Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S. degree established).
  • 1976 – Ph.D. in Sociology approved
  • 1973 – Ph.D. in Political Science approved
  • 1970 – Master of Visual Arts (M.V.A.) and Master of Music (M.Mus.) degrees established. M.V.A. becomes Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in 1985.
  • 1968 – Ph.D. degrees in English, History approved.
  • 1967 – Ph.D. in Psychology approved established.
  • 1966 – Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A.) degree established; becomes Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in 1985.
  • 1964 – Master of Sciences (M.S.) degree established.
  • 1962 – Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) degree established.
  • 1961 – Institution becomes Georgia State College.
  • 1959 – Bachelor of Music (B.Mu.) degree established.
  • 1958 – Bachelor of Ats (B.A.) degree established.
  • 1957 – University gains approval to offer Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) degree.