History is an evolving record of human emotions, human aspirations, and human successes and failures. Historians deal with goals, fears, interests, and prejudices of people in the past and the impact of their thoughts and actions on the people of today and tomorrow. The study of history is a valuable adjunct for many careers both inside and outside of the social sciences.

Career Options

Antique Dealer, Archaeologist, Archivist, Biographer, Book Store Owner/Operator, Criminologist, Documentary Film Writer, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Foreign Service Officer, Genealogist, Historian, Historical Archaeologist, Historical Editor, Historical Society Administrator, Lawyer, Librarian, Market Research Analyst, Museum Guide, News Analyst, Paralegal Assistant, Park Naturalist/Ranger, Patent Examiner, Peace Corps/Vista Worker, Preservationist, Private Investigator, Research Specialist, Teacher, Writer/Journalist


Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on www.assist.org. Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

A.A. in History

The History Program provides transfer, general education, general interest courses, as well as an Associate in Arts degree. Courses are offered at either campus to fulfill requirements for the degree. Please note: Students may choose English 120, 120SL, or 150 to complete the Associate degree. Transfer students, however, are advised to complete English 150. All students should consult a counselor.