Our program is designed to help students understand the broad scope of history as a comparative science. In addition, it covers the key theoretical approaches and insights that inform history, as well as the roll of historical theory and research methods. It seeks to foster critical thinking, develop an awareness of diverse perspectives and their implications, and encourage effective approaches to problem solving.

Core History classes include:

  • World Civilizations
  • United States History

Related electives include:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
  • Ethnicity and Ethic Relations in America
  • History of Art and/or Music
  • Spanish
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Introduction to Sociology

History Majors go into a variety of careers, some examples are:

At the Associate's Level
At the Bachelor's Level
At the Master's/Doctorate Level:
Research Assistant Editorial Assistant College Professor
National Park Service Ranger HS/Jr High History Teacher Librarian
Museum Guest Relations Museum Educator/Coordinator Lawyer
Teaching Assistant Curator Researcher
Archival Assistant Program Developer Politician
Editor Archivist Writer

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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