Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62794-9256

History Associate in Arts

Program Details

The Associate of Arts in History is a transferable degree offered by Lincoln Land Community College in Illinois. This program is intended for students who plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History from a senior institution such as a four-year college or university. Classes in this program cover economic, social, and religious institutions as well as intellectual movements. This program helps to develop analytical skills, written and oral communication skills, and a broad foundation for numerous specific potential career areas. Students who plan on advancing into a four-year college or university should verify the requirements needed for those senior-programs, which may vary from school to school. 

Like most associate degree at Lincoln Land Community College, this program requires the student to take and pass general education courses. These courses include EGL 111 and 102 Composition I and II, SPE 101 Public Speaking Fundamentals, and POS 101 or 201 Introduction to American Politics or State and Local Government. Other recommended general education courses include HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I, MAT 104 General Education Mathematics, PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, two humanities courses, a Life Science course, and a Physical Science course. 

The suggested classes to fulfill requirements for the Associate of Arts in History degree are: HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II, HIS 111 United States History to 1877, HIS 112 United States History Since 1877, and a History elective of the student’s choosing. Supportive courses relating to this subject area are ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology, ECO 110 Elements of Economics, and POS 220 Introduction to Comparative Political Systems. A student needs to have completed 61 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with this degree. The recommended time frame for completion of this degree is over the course of four semesters. Four to six courses each semester should be taken to fulfill requirements in this time span. 

This online degree program from Lincoln Land Community College is a practical and convenient solution to students who lack the ability to access traditional education opportunities. Because of changes in federal guidelines prospective students of Lincoln Land Community College should be aware that only permanent residents of Illinois are able enroll in this program. Some exceptions can be made.

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Illinois Residents Only


Illinois Residents Only

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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