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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Associate Degree / University Transfer
- Academic Plan
- Associate in Arts, History (AA)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
This pathway map can lead to multiple transfer options.
|Transfer Partner||Degree Type||Transfer Program|
|Arizona State University - Tempe Campus||Bachelor of Arts||History|
|Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus||Bachelor of Arts||History|
|Grand Canyon University||Bachelor of Arts||History|
|Northern Arizona University||Bachelor of Arts||History|
|Northern Arizona University||Bachelor of Science||History|
|University of Arizona||Bachelor of Arts||History|
Successful completion of the Associate in Arts, 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* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Business Intelligence Analysts
Elementary School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Postsecondary History Teachers
Secondary School Teachers
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present||Critical course Gateway course Students must take (HIS103 AND HIS104) OR (HIS110 AND HIS111); These courses may be used to fulfill any outstanding Humanities [HU] and Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] requirements simultaneously.||H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT085 or MAT09+ or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT085 or MAT09+ or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT085 or MAT09+ or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement or a grade of C or better in (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), or MAT085, or MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT095, or MAT096, or permission of Department or Division Chair. or No requisites||MA||3–6|
|HU||Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design||3|
|Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success||1–3|
|United States History to 1865 or United States History 1865 to Present or World History to 1500 or World History 1500 to the Present||Critical course Gateway course||H, HU, SB or H, SB or H, SB or G, H, HU||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107.||FYC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||L||0–3|
|Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication||No requisites or No requisites or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent. or No requisites||SB or L or SB||0–3|
|L||Literacy & Critical Inquiry||3|
|SQ||Natural Sciences SQ||4|
|HU||Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design||3|
|SQ or SG||Natural Sciences||4|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=137535).