Program Overview

A degree in history provides a well-rounded liberal arts background to students seeking to continue their education. The History degree from Atlantic Cape Community College prepares students to read and analyze historical works with critical insight and appreciate the range and variety of resources, as well as demonstrate knowledge of the development and cultural diversity of their respective areas of study.

Students develop their research skills using libraries, archives, and online sources to acquire a sense of intellectual property and the responsibility of presenting and interpreting historical issues.  Careers directly related to history include teaching, museum work and research. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in history from a four-year institution should obtain an associate in arts degree in liberal arts.

It is recommended that not more than 15 credits be earned in history at Atlantic Cape to avoid any possible transfer problems. Most four-year institutions prefer that courses in a student's major be taken there. A history emphasis at Atlantic Cape has no special entrance requirements, other than completing college entrance criteria, and can be earned both full- and part-time.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    Atlantic Cape can offer any programs or courses to residents of: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    Atlantic Cape Community College is a two-year, community college that serves the Atlantic and Cape May counties of New Jersey. The school was originally named Atlantic Community College when it was founded in 1964 as the second community college in the state. In 1999, Atlantic Community College became a joint college with Cape May County to form Atlantic Cape Community College. Atlantic Cape Community College offers online degree programs in order to meet the educational needs of working adults in a casino-driven community.

    Atlantic Cape has led the way for distance education among other community colleges in New Jersey. The college awards associate's degrees in fields such as business administration, computer science programs, office systems technology, and liberal arts programs with focuses in history, English, psychology, and social science. Most classes can be completed entirely from home, however some courses may require proctored exams. Student resources include tutoring, technical support, and access to library print and electronic materials.


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