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.

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History, Anthropology, & Philosophy

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Suite E222



1120 15th St, AH-E222 Augusta, GA 30904

Our Degrees

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

Minor in History

Get Involved

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.

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AU students walking

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. 

Membership Application