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.