History - A.A. Degree

Studying History Can Help You Carve a Future in a Variety of Careers


"History…does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past…History is literally present in all that we do." — James Baldwin

Historians study, analyze, and interpret the facts and timelines of the past. They use any recorded source of information to perform this task, including government records, newspaper articles, photographs, institutional records, articles from periodicals, interviews, films, personal diaries, and letters.

Most historians have a specialty. This specialty could include a particular state or country, a certain time, or a particular person or group of persons (such as a presidential historian). A historian may also specialize in a less tangible field such as intellectual, cultural, political, or diplomatic history. 

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Career Opportunities

Only a small percentage of history majors go on to be professional historians. Instead most go on to become lawyers, librarians, businesspersons, writers, archivists, museum guides, researchers, teachers, politicians, and even entertainers. Leaders in every industry, from business to the arts, can point to their training as history majors as the starting point for their success. Indeed, historical study plays an important part in fostering well-rounded intellectual development as well as developing valuable career skills in research, writing, argumentation, and documentation.

For more information on career opportunities in History, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

The Associate of Arts degree in History from ACC is intended to provide you with the first two years of general requirements and a foundation in History that will prepare you for transfer to a 4-year college or university. You will develop research skills, learn to interpret and analyze historical issues, appreciate cultural diversity and development, and create arguments using historical evidence.

Your journey through the History degree program will allow you to take core courses in mathematics, humanities, and the following history courses: 

  • World Geography
  • U.S. History
  • Federal Government
  • Texas Government
  • World Civilizations
  • Mexican American History
  • and more!

Curriculum Guide - History, A.A.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Costs for the History A.A. Degree program including tuition and fees are approximately $4,200 for in-district students, $6,960 for out-of-district students, and $9,840 for non-residents. Additional fees for books and supplies are approximately $1350.00.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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