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Did you know:

Neanderthals walked alongside modern humans as recently as 30,000 years ago. The Great Wall of China, first built in the 3rd century B.C., is nearly 4000 miles long and was considered ineffective against invaders. England’s Magna Carta was signed in 1215 and served as the basis for the U.S. Constitution. Arizona was the last of the 48 contiguous states to be admitted to the Union.

This is history.

History is the story of humanity. It is the examination of the written record of major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past. The study of history seeks to form narratives and uncover linked sequences and patterns in past events. It also investigates cause and effect, or why certain outcomes happened as they did and how they are linked to earlier events.

Enriching and fascinating, the courses offered in the History program at MCC will spark your imagination and help develop your writing, critical analysis, and research skills. Our program is ideal for the student who wishes to continue on to a four-year liberal arts program.

A generation that ignores history has no past and no future.  -- Robert Heinlein


Looking to take your career as an artist further? Get your Associates Degree at MCC and then get a head start towards greater career opportunities by transferring to a university.

A list of available transfer options for the History program
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Associate in Arts History, Secondary Education Emphasis Arizona State University History (Secondary Education)
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the History program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

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* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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

Advising for the History program is available through the Social Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.