Why Choose Our History Program?

A historical consciousness and historical perspective are indispensable to the survival and proper functioning of our self-governing civic institutions. The people must be informed and have the intellectual tools necessary to process information so they can participate responsibly as adult citizens and residents. As peoples of different ethnicities interact with each other more frequently in the 21st century, understanding each other's past paves the way for harmonious and beneficial cross-cultural relations.

The skills developed in history courses include historical research and writing, the critical analysis of primary and secondary sources, the ability to differentiate between different historical interpretations of the same event, and the ability to communicate historical matter orally.

History courses are designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of history. Those who are pursuing a career may choose to complete an Associate in Arts degree and then transfer to a four-year university with a major in history.

Certificate and Degree Options


  • History, AA
  • History, AA-T

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying history can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!

For more information, please contact the Department Chairman, Professor Evan Wade