Learn from the past and improve the future with your Associate of Arts in History Transfer Major.
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.
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 public four-year colleges and universities as designated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) transfer agreement.
For more information about this transfer degree please refer to the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
- ENG 122 - English Composition II: GT-CO2 3 Credits AND
- GT - One GT Pathways -approved CO3 course (GT-CO3)
- GT - Three GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GTAH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)
- GT - Two gtPathways Social & Behavioral Science courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)
- GT - Two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2): one course must be with required lab
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)
* Students planning to transfer to CSU-Ft. Collins are advised to complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.
Elective credit must be completed from the following lists of approved prefixes or courses to bring the total credit hours to 60.
- Any Guaranteed Transfer course.
- Any course in the following prefixes except Special Topics, Independent Study, Capstone, and Internships:
ANT, ART, BIO (100 OR above), CHE, ECO, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY (105 OR above), POS, PSY, SOC.
- ENG 131 - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1 3 Credits (OR higher ENG course)
- HWE 124 - Fitness and Wellness 2 Credits
- MAT 120 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 4 Credits (OR higher MAT course)
- ANY Foreign Language (including ASL) numbered 111 or higher
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.
All courses required for this degree must be completed with a "C" or better to be considered for transfer to another Colorado institution. Transferability of courses to colleges or universities outside of Colorado is determined by the receiving institution.
- Apply for graduation online at www.arapahoe.edu/graduation.
ACC academic plans will help guide you through your chosen program. The academic plan will provide you with important information, like which semesters courses are offered, if there are any pre-requisites or co-requisites for courses, program outcomes, course sequence recommendations, notes for the program, graduation requirements and other important information. These are updated annually, so we recommend downloading a copy of yours to keep on track to graduation.
Job Potential in History
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: