Check out the latest video spotlight on the new History Associate Degree Program!
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.
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.