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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in 4 years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.


History, B.A.

Undergraduate Director
Robin Conner
[email protected]

Historians study various aspects of humanity’s recorded past. Some historians explore the rise and fall of empires, while others describe the everyday lives of men and women. They are interested in every period of the past and all parts of the world.

Historians seek to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas that have shaped the way people perceive and experience their worlds. History can teach us many lessons, not simply about our past but also about the paradoxes and potentials of our present.

At Georgia State, students seeking a bachelor’s degree in History can choose from several options:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History — The broadest option.
  • World History Concentration — An in-depth look at world history and culture
  • Pre-Education Track — This track prepares aspiring teachers to enter any master’s-level certification program.
  • Pre-Law Concentration — This option prepares students for law school or J.D.-Ph.D. programs.

The Department of History offers a wide range of courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and United States history.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Students should complete the freshman courses in history in the core curriculum and HIST 3000 (Introduction to Historical Studies-CTW) before enrolling in other history courses numbered 3000 and above. In all lower-division history courses the department requires that majors attain a minimum grade of C.

The department requires a total of 30 hours in upper-division history. At least one course must be taken from each of the areas of American, European, and African/Asian/Latin American/Middle Eastern History.

For more details, visit the course catalog.

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Students who complete a bachelor's degree in history will become familiar with a body of historical knowledge while enhancing their skills as readers, discussants, writers and researchers. The program emphasizes the essential skills of analytic and critical thinking.



Because it emphasizes analytic and critical thinking, history prepares students for further professional training in education, international studies, journalism, law, politics and public policy and for all manner of careers.


Undergraduate Director
Robin Conner
[email protected]

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