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History-option Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

Program Details

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.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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


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.