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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

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

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Associate Degrees and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the History program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts

Transfer Degree

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 degree options for the History program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in History History Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) History
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts) History
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) History
(Bachelor of Arts)
Grand Canyon University History
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University History
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University History
(Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona History
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree within 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.

* 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.