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Study the origins and development of society by taking courses that focus on the history of regions, countries and peoples from pre-historic times to the present.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAH

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online

What can I do with this concentration?

Career options: After completing a bachelor’s degree, seek employment in a variety of fields including teaching, research, journalism, law, government, or business.

Academic options: Continue studies toward a bachelor of arts in history, education, or the other social sciences.  All courses in Pima’s concentration are not required at all transfer universities, but provide a good lower division preparation for history majors.

Program Requirements 2019-2020

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

A grade of C or better is required for graduation

English Composition 6
Fine Arts 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Subtotal 23

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HIS 101
  or HIS 101HC
Introduction to Western Civilization I
   Introduction to Western Civilization I: Honors
HIS 102
  or HIS 102HC
Introduction to Western Civilization II
   Introduction to Western Civilization II: Honors
HIS 141
  or HIS 141HC
United States History I [SUN#HIS 1141]
   United States History I: Honors
HIS 142 United States History II [SUN#HIS 1142] 3
HIS 160 Latin America Before Independence 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices: Interests and Values
  University Transfer Strategies
STU 210 Transfer Strategies 2
Second Language** Completion of a language course numbered
202, fourth semester level. 
Transfer Elective Select 3 transferable credits so that the
degree credits is 60
Subtotal 22

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - HIS 101 fulfills 3 credits in the Humanities category; Social and Behavioral Sciences - HIS 141 fulfills 3 credits; Other Requirements - HIS 102 and HIS 142; Special Requirements - HIS 160

** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.