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History is the examination of humanity’s past through the written word and various material evidence. By using these resources, historians study the people, events, processes, and conditions of past times. Reading and interpreting the past exposes the dynamic between cause and effect, which gives us insight not just into the “why” and “how” of past events but which allows us to better understand the present world in which we live, as well as give us a sense as to what the future might hold for us. 

Students in the History program earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening) and online. Most students take a combination of in-person and online or hybrid courses to complete their History studies.

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.

Program Code

8114 Associate in Arts (AA) - History


Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.