Associate in Arts, History

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AA Associate in Arts, History

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society


This degree has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program. + indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

The Associate in Arts (AA), History provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in History. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in a wide range of fields including education, governmental and nongovernmental organizations; intelligence analysis; international trade; community development; foreign services; and many others. A bachelor`s degree in History prepares students for application to professional graduate and post-baccalaureate programs in a variety of disciplines including post-secondary teaching, law, library and archival studies, and museum studies.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Employ historical methods to analyze patterns of continuity and change.
  2. Interpret the impact of historical figures, events, movements, and patterns.
  3. Formulate questions using existing arguments, methodology, and frameworks and apply to research.
  4. Critically assess sources for authority, relevance, and application.
  5. Analyze historical evidence to gain understanding of one`s self and different perspectives.
  6. Collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to solve problems.
  7. Construct an evidence-based historical argument that incorporates primary and secondary sources.
  8. Articulate the diversity of human experience over time within a global context.
  9. Communicate findings of historical research to a diverse audience.
  10. Apply historical awareness to a range of professional settings, civic engagement, and everyday life.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.

Program of Study

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

This Associate in Arts is associated with


All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, History (