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.
8400 Associate of Arts (AA) - Pre-Majors/Transfer
8400 Associate of Arts (AA) - History, Secondary Education Emphasis
Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year
Arizona State University
Northern Arizona University
- History BA
University of Arizona
While students may also choose to transfer to out-of-state programs, we do not have transfer partnerships with those programs. Connect with your transfer destination to determine which courses can be taken at SCC.
Historians obtain careers in:
- colleges and universities
- community development
- foreign service
- governmental organizations
- intelligence analysis
- international trade
- law offices
- nongovernmental organizations
- parks departments
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment will grow 7 percent by 2026, which is the same as the average anticipated job growth across all occupations. Possible career choices for history majors:
|Career Name||Median Salary|
|Post-secondary History Instructor||$66,780|
|Elementary/High School Teacher||$58,030|
|Editor, Journalist, or Writer||$44,120|
|Administrative Assistant / Office Manager||$36,500|
Dr. Mark Klobas, History Lead
Phone: (480) 423-6420
Dr. Jaakko Puisto, History Lead
Phone: (480) 425-6326
Phone: (480) 423-6206
Fax: (480) 423-6298