A.A. - Transfer Degree

The history major is offered for those students who would like to continue, at the university level, to pursue history as a teaching or research career or as an adjunct discipline to other majors.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in history that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical period and subject under study.
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills though evaluation of major historical events.
  • Improve research methods, analysis, oral communication and writing skills through the completion of a research paper.
  • Identify and recall key information from a historical text and/or documentary film.
  • Define and discuss the historical significance of key historical terms and concepts.
  • Identify the underlying causes, explain the historical significance, and analyze the lasting impact of an event and/or how it changed the course of history.
  • Evaluate a primary or secondary source.
  • Summarize their findings in an oral presentation to the class.
  • Research an assigned topic and synthesize information in a research paper, citing all sources using appropriate style and format.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office or with a Faculty Advisor.

Program Requirements Based on Fall/Spring rotation (AGEC-A certificate also included)

First Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ENG 101
ENG 107
Freshman Composition I 3 GE-Composition
MAT 142 College Mathematics or higher 3 GE-Mathematics
HIS 121 US History to 1877 3 Major Requirement
HIS 240 Western Civiliation 1 Departmental Requirement
GEO 105 World Regional Geography 3 GE-Social & Behavioral Sciences
SSC 101 Student Success Course 1  


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Second Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
ENG 102
ENG 108
Freshman Composition II 3 GE-Composition
HIS 122 US History Since 1877 3 Major Requirement
HIS 241 Western Civilization 2 3 Departmental Requirement
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (recommended--see other options) 3 GE-Humanities
BIO 100 Introduction to Biology (recommended--see other options) 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences


Co-Curricular Requirements:

Third Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
HIS 110 World History to 1500 3 Departmental Requirement
HIS 280 History of Mexico 3 Departmental Requirement
ARH-141 Survey of World Art (recommended--see other options) 3 GE-Arts
ENV 101 Environmental Science (recommended--see other options) 4 GE-Physical & Biological Sciences
SPA 101
FRE 101
Choose a course from Second Languages/101 level (recommended)
(or take a CLEP World Languages exam)
4 General Elective


  • If transferring, apply to universities

Co-Curricular Requirements:

Fourth Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
HIS 111 World History Since 1500 3 Major Requirement
HIS 220 History of Arizona * 3 GE-Additional Course
HIS 230 Women in American History  3 GE-Additional Course
ANT 130 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 GE-Social & Behavioral
SPA 102
FRE 102
Choose a course from Second Languages/102 level (recommended)
(or take a CLEP World Languages exam)
4 General Elective

HIS 220 is only offered during Winter Session


Co-Curricular Requirements:

  • Attend Etiquette Lunch
  • Meet with Career Services
  • Apply for university scholarship opportunities  
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Transfer Information

Arizona State University  BA History (multiple program options) depends on program
Northern Arizona University  BA, BS, BSED History (multiple program options) depends on program
University of Arizona  BA History 4th Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.