History Associate Degree at UC Blue Ash

The AA Degree in History is designed to allow seamless transition into the History BA at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the UC uptown campus but can be used as the building block for other majors as well. 

Why study History? An understanding of the past is fundamental to an understanding of the present. The analysis and interpretation of history provide tools to evaluate today’s institutions, politics and cultures. History is unique among the liberal arts in its emphasis on historical perspective and context. Historians insist that the past must be understood on its own terms; any historical person, movement, idea, law, culture or belief must first be understood by how it came to be that way. Among the liberal arts, History is the discipline most concerned with understanding change.


Where It Will Take You

There are many career options open for Historians including museums, historical preservation, archives, editing and publishing, positions in historical agencies (federal, state, and local) and of course public school teaching. Further, the skills of the historian – research, writing, critical thinking – are transferable to many occupations and professions.

 


Transition-Oriented Program

The History program provides an excellent general education foundation for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree at the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Students at UC Blue Ash College enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty, as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions.

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Contact Information

History, Philosophy, & Political Science Department
Phone: (513) 745-5625
Email: history@ucblueash.edu

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What is History?

The AA Degree in History is designed to allow seamless transition into the History BA at the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the main campus but can be used as the building block for other majors as well. 

Success Factors

History majors must possess the ability to learn how to analyze primary sources and historical facts, to participate in informed discussion of conflicting historical perspectives and to appreciate the diversity of human experience over space and time. In addition, history students must be committed to developing skills in critical thinking, research methods and the integration of that knowledge in writing and oral communication.

Career Possibilities

There are many career options open for Historians, including museums, historical preservation, archives, editing and publishing, positions in federal, state, and local historical agencies, and, of course, public school teaching. Further, the skills of the historian – research, writing, critical thinking – are transferable to many occupations and professions.

Famous History majors: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Conan O’Brien, Katherine Hepburn, Samuel J. Palmisano (CEO of IBM), Ben Silverman (CEO of NBC), Wolf Blitzer, author Seymour Hersh, and Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy, Elena Kagan, and Antonin Scalia. And, of course, UC basketball Coach Mick Cronin.

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Advising

For advising contact information, please check the college's advising web page:

http://www.ucblueash.edu/advising

Advising Center phone:  513-745-5753

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The History program provides an excellent general education foundation for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree at the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences.  Students at UC Blue Ash College enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty, as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions. The regional campus is conveniently located and has lower fees for tuition, technology, student life, and parking.

Freshman Admission Requirements

The program is open to all students with a high school diploma from an accredited high school or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to graduate and to advance to upper levels of study. High school students who are considering UC Blue Ash College should take either the SAT or ACT test for guidance and counseling. 

Transferring to UC Requirements

Transferring to UC Blue Ash College :

UC Blue Ash College has an open admission policy (although some programs within the college are selective admissions.)  Transfer students must supply official transcripts from each previously attended institution. Credits are accepted from any institution currently accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies.  Credits transferred from another institution may not fulfill specific requirements for the degree.  An official evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges will be processed after the student’s file is complete.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

For current UC students who wish to transfer from one UC program to another:   

  • Fill out an Application for Change in College and Program (sometimes referred to as the "On-Campus Transfer Form"). This form may also be obtained from your current college office.
  • Submit the completed form to the college which offers the program into which you want to transition.

Students must complete the residency requirement at UCBA to qualify for graduation from a UCBA program.

International Student Requirements

International students wishing to apply to UCBA can find information at http://admissions.uc.edu/international.html

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete all program requirements
  • Earn at least 60 semester credit hours (for an associate degree) This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least these minimum number of credit hours.
  • Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati
  • Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Complete the UCBA residency requirement.
  • Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline

Application Deadlines

UC Blue Ash College admits students each term, so students can begin fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please consult the UC Blue Ash Admissions page for specific application deadlines for each term.  http://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps/apply-now.html

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Arts Degree in History

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

Blue Ash College

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 745-5625
History Dept
history@ucblueash.edu

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