Oct 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

History, AA (with Designation)


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CIP 24.0101
Michael Engle, Department Chair

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in History prepares students to transfer as a junior to a four-year institution in Colorado in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in history. Students who opt for a bachelor’s degree in history can choose to work in several occupational fields including education at multiple levels, historical and/or corporate research, public history and many other related areas of social sciences. Once a BA is completed, students may pursue a higher or graduate degree in history, if interested.

Program Description

The Associate of Arts Degree with Designation in History introduces students to the field of history and includes the course work to meet general education requirements that are common to all Colorado four-year institutions. The degree is designed for students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in history. Completion of the AA degree completes the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in history, and guarantees transfer at junior standing with no more than 60 remaining credits to meet the graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree in history.

Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, you must:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work
  2. Earn a minimum of 15 graded semester hours at PCC
  3. Earn a minimum of “C” in all coursework for the degree

Consult with a PCC Arts and Sciences advisor or transfer advisor to find out which Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT Pathways) or elective courses meet the degree requirements of the four-year college to which you plan to transfer.

To earn an AA degree with a designation in history, you must complete at least 60 college-level credits, as described below:

Total Credits: 60


* Refer to CCCS Guaranteed Transfer (GT) - Pathways Courses  for a full list of all GT Pathway Courses

General Education Core Requirements (34 Credits)


Written Communication (6 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


Natural and Physical Sciences (7 Credits)


One of these courses must include a laboratory component

  • Select two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1 or GT-SC2) *

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)


  • Select three from a GT Pathway course from any category (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4) *

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


  • Select two from a GT Pathway course from any category (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) *

Additional Required History Courses (15 Credits)


Electives (11 Credits)


Determined by transferring institution
Note: Students planning to transfer to University of Colorado Boulder must take either HIS 101  or HIS 102  to fulfill this requirement.

Students planning to transfer to CSU-Fort Collins are advised to complete at least two semesters of one college-level foreign language.

Transfer Degrees


This degree transfers to the following Colorado public four-year institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University (B.A. History, Anthropology, & Political Science: History)
  • Colorado Mesa University (B.A. History; History or Secondary Education concentrations)
  • Colorado State University-Ft. Collins (B.A. History; General History concentration)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (B.A. History; General emphasis; B.S. History; General emphasis)
  • Fort Lewis College (B.A. History; United States Option)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (B.A. History)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder (B.A. History)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (B.A. History)
  • University of Colorado, Denver (B.A. History)
  • University of Northern Colorado (B.A. History; Liberal Arts emphasis)
  • Western State Colorado University (B.A. History)

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