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It’s commonly said you must know the past or you are doomed to repeat it. The study of history provides essential knowledge and skills for all students, as well as citizens of a democracy. And the History Department at Anne Arundel Community College will help you both study times past and apply its lessons todays. You’ll learn what makes the days gone by so interesting and you’ll sharpen your critical-thinking skills. Your faculty members will be dedicated to your success—not academic research. By the time you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a number of career paths. You’ll also be prepared for life.

Transfer Degrees

The History, Philosophy and Political Science department is proud to offer the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in the following areas of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. All of these degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.

History, Arts and Sciences Transfer, A.A.

You’ll understand, appreciate and learn from the histories of the past in this thought-provoking program. You’ll also fulfill your general education requirements to transfer to a four-year college or university.


Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with a degree in History?

The study of history provides a critical framework for a number of rewarding opportunities. Our graduates pursue careers in law, education and public history—such as museums, archives and parks—for starters. And with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and check out AACC’s Career Coach to discover the perfect career for you.

Related Studies

If History sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.