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An Associate of Arts offers an alternative to starting one’s higher education. It is a two-year program covering the basics of liberal arts and of a chosen field to concentrate in. With this, students may transfer the credits earned to another school for a Bachelor’s or seek an entry-level career. What is an Associate of Arts in History? An AA in History concerns various aspects of his… Read more

An Associate of Arts offers an alternative to starting one’s higher education. It is a two-year program covering the basics of liberal arts and of a chosen field to concentrate in. With this, students may transfer the credits earned to another school for a Bachelor’s or seek an entry-level career.

What is an Associate of Arts in History? An AA in History concerns various aspects of historical studies, approaching events and records from political, economic, and cultural perspectives to understand how civilizations are shaped and developed. Students also learn the fundamentals of historical research using both primary and secondary sources. Specific nations and periods covered vary based on the program’s specialization and may be further expanded on in a four-year bachelor’s degree.

Students earning an Associate of Arts in History make use of a number of skills that can find use outside of the course. Alongside research and writing skills, students may develop critical reading and thinking, speculative and debate skills, and insight into collaboration with other scholars.

An Associate in Arts covers two years versus the four years of a bachelor’s degree. The tuition cost per credit hour is usually the same between the two at any given school, but the AA costs less overall due to being shorter. Schools can vary in the specific tuition involved.

With an AA in History, students can start their journey towards one of many education or scholarly vocations, often with the support of an additional degree. Teachers, researchers, and archivists are common options, but a historical perspective also aids many other careers. Writing and journalism are popular choices as well, along with legal or civil services. Some history majors enter nonprofit work, such as for museums or historic preservation societies.

For students who live in remote areas or seek additional flexibility, distance learning options for associate’s degrees may be available. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Neosho County Community College
Chanute, USA +1 More

The Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Social Science at NCCC prepares student for transfer programs in various fields of social science including human services, ... +

The Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Social Science at NCCC prepares student for transfer programs in various fields of social science including human services, public administration, and pre-law. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, USA

The Social Sciences Department at the Dale Mabry Campus offers courses in Early American History; Honors Early American History; Modern American History; Honors Modern America ... +

The Social Sciences Department at the Dale Mabry Campus offers courses in Early American History; Honors Early American History; Modern American History; Honors Modern American History; U.S. Military History; Florida History; Western World/Origins of Early Modern Europe; Honors Western World; Western World: Modern Europe; Honors Western World: Modern Europe -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, USA

The curriculum in the History Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or hig ... +

The curriculum in the History Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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