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Associate of Arts in History

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Why Choose History?

The associate program offers you a rigorous, challenging, and intellectually stimulating experience. You will simultaneously explore the broad spectrum of human experience in the past and present while developing the kinds of universal skills employers seek—written and spoken communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and research experience. Exposure to this discipline teaches you how to think critically, use evidence, and consider diverse points of view. 

This program is identical to the first two years of the Bachelor of Arts in History at the Dayton Campus. You can transfer seamlessly to the program at the Dayton Campus or continue in other bachelor programs like education, philosophy, art history, communications, museum studies, and nonprofit administration.


The skills taught in this degree will position you well if you choose to continue on to a four-year degree program or supplement your studies in social studies education (including teaching at the high school or community college level). This program also provides a strong foundation for those pursuing careers in such fields as law, government, journalism, public policy, library science, museum and archival work, and organizational leadership. More broadly, this program will enable you to be a productive member of society and the economy in the decades to come. Our graduates have gone on to work in education, museum work, library science, research, and religious institutions.

View the history program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections. 

Real-World Experience

We arm our students with the knowledge and experiences they need to transition from student to professional. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of community-based programs, service-learning opportunities, internships, and research projects. This program also helps you build good research, critical thinking, and communication skills—all important no matter your career field.

Academics and Curriculum

View Associate of Arts in History program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.


Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in history.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in history.

Contact Information

Dane Daniel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


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