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Learn from the past and improve the future with your Associate of Arts in History Transfer Major.

History students

The study of history informs and reminds us of all that came before us in humanity’s timeline. When you study history, you’ll learn how empires formed and fell, who lead revolutions and conquered nations, and where ideas and philosophies developed. With our Associate of Arts in History Transfer Major, you won’t just be learning about the people who moved mountains: you’ll mark the starting point where you moved yours.

Don Walker
Faculty / Program Chair
don.walker [at]

What You'll Learn

Our history program will teach you how to:

  • Compose historical essays with an introduction, body, and conclusion
  • Recognize patterns of historic continuity and change
  • Identify historical trends, events, people, groups, cultures, and institutions
  • Select and apply contemporary forms of technology for historical work

CIP 240101 (HIST)

The purpose of a statewide articulation agreement is to identify the courses a student at a Colorado public community college must complete as part of an AA/AS degree to be guaranteed to be able to complete the designated baccalaureate degree program at any public four-year college and university (hereafter referred to as receiving institutions) that offers that program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Program Requirements

General Education Courses (31 credit hours)
Written Communication (6 credit hours)
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
  • GT - Any GT Pathways Math course (GT-MA1) but not MAT 155 or MAT 156
  • prefer MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.
Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • GT - Three GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GTAH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)
History (3 credit hours)

Note: 1Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Boulder must take either HIS 101 or HIS 102 to fulfill this requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • GT - Two gtPathways Social & Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)
Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credit hours)
  • GT - Two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2): one course must be with required lab
Additional Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Please Note: If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • GT - One additional gtPathways History course (GTHI1)

1 Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Boulder must take either HIS 101 or HIS 102 to fulfill this requirement.

Electives (11 credit hours)

Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.

Guaranteed Transfer
  • Any Guaranteed Transfer course.
Any course in the following prefixes
  • Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships:
    ANT, ART, BIO (100 OR above), CHE, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (105 OR above), POS, PSY, SOC.

Students planning to transfer to CSU-Ft Collins should complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.

Any additional courses taken in the discipline covered by this agreement might not count toward the requirements of the major at the receiving institution.

Total: 60 credit hours

Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.

Job Potential

Getting your start with your History AA, will create the foundation for you to continue your education. Your AA degree is designed to transfer easily to any 4-year university in Colorado. Learning history will also prepare you for a broad range of careers, including but not limited to: