What Can You Do With a History AA-T Degree?

This degree is designed to transfer, moving you toward your long-term goals by earning a CSU bachelor’s degree. Studying history opens a world where research and critical thinking are key. At Copper Mountain College, history graduates go on to work as:

  • Academic researcher
  • Historian
  • Archivist
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Museum educator
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
  • Secondary school teacher
  • and more!

Transfer More Than Credits

Studying history helps you identify patterns in the larger picture, with a focus on critical thinking and research skills. Whether you continue in history or move into to a different field like law or medicine, the skills you develop will transfer anywhere you go.

More Than History

Studying history doesn’t mean your career goals need to be history focused. A history degree helps you hone your skills in communication, research, critical thinking, and more. With Copper Mountain College’s History AA-T, you’ll be taught how to apply your lessons to your career and everyday life.

Likely majors after your History AA-T:

  • History (of course!)
  • Public history (like museums, archives, etc.)
  • Political science
  • Global studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • Political economy
  • Liberal arts
  • Or any other major that matches your goals. Your AA-T takes you through the general education requirements for most four-year degrees.

Your History AA-T Program Map

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Sample electives shown — other options available. Download a PDF Program Map

History AA-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 12 units of required courses
    • 6 to 8 units of restricted electives
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    History of World Civilizations I (HIST 003) | 3.00

    History of World Civilizations II (HIST 004) | 3.00

    U.S. History Through Reconstruction (HIST 017) | 3.00

    U.S. History From Reconstruction to Present (HIST 018) | 3.00


    Restricted Electives: Choose one from the following:

    GEOG 002; PS 002; SPAN 001 | 3.00


    Restricted Electives: Choose one from the following:

    ANTH 002; ECON 002; PS 001 | 3.00

  • What You Learn
    1. Key historical events and recurring patterns in U.S and world history.
    2. Proper citation of resources from various sources.
    3. Developing and communicating a well-reasoned position
    4. Analyzing and evaluating primary and secondary historical sources
    5. Communicating respect for cultural diversity within the complexities of the modern world

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