The baccalaureate degree in history is designed to prepare students for a broad range of career opportunities. In addition to teaching, a history major is a preferred background for many careers: Law (a history B.A. is a preference of many law schools); federal, state and local government positions -- especially the Foreign Service, the National Park Service, and military careers; museum direction, library and archival work; the business fields of public relations and advertising; journalism and other media; and public policy and planning agencies. These fields are open to history graduates because their degree indicates to future employers they possess writing and research skills and a basic understanding of the world and its people.
Admission to the Program:
Two years of a foreign language may be required for an undergraduate degree in history and for entry into most law schools. Students should check with the school to which they intend to transfer.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|ECON 110||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ||3|
|GEOG 113||WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY ||3|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE *||3|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||4|
|PHIL 110||INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY ||3|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** HIST 117, 118, 201 and 202 are Social Science courses in the General Education core for the Associate in Arts Degree. (HIST 110, 125, 203, 204, 219 and 250 are History Electives that transfer but do not satisfy requirements in the General Education core.)
*** HIST 111 or 112 fulfills part of the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement for the Associate in Arts Degree.
**** Suggested Electives: ECON 111; GEOG 112, 114; LIT 110; INTST 130-134; PHIL 211; POLSC 115, 119, 122, 124; PSY 110; SOC 110, 114.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; GEOG 113; Physical Science; History; Humanities|
|Spring Semester 1||ENGL 111; PHIL 110; Life Science; Mathematics; History|
|Fall Semester 2||COMM 110; ECON 110; History; Electives|
|Spring Semester 2||Political Science; Fine Arts; History; Electives|
Program Contact Information
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training