Studying our past helps us better understand our world today and where we're headed. FRCC's history degree will not only shape your understanding of world events, but this transfer-friendly program will also give you skills and knowledge to build a career in a variety of fields and industries—including public service, business, law and education, just to name a few. And with classes run by caring, passionate professors, our Associate of Arts (AA) degree in history will start you on the path to success.

Why Study History at Front Range Community College?

Studying history is so much more than learning about people, dates and events. It's also about reading, writing, and getting your ideas across clearly. When you get an AA in history, you'll develop strong research and writing skills. You'll learn how to use digital collections and all kinds of archives. You'll learn how to analyze source material and present evidence clearly and effectively. These are skills that are valuable in many careers. 

A history degree can prepare you for many professions, such as:

  • Public service
  • Law
  • Business
  • Museum work
  • Teaching
  • Marketing
  • Journalism

Although many of these careers require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Our history program makes it easy to transfer to a number of four-year colleges and universities. Our advisors are here to support you and make that transition as easy as possible. Plus, we keep class sizes small so that professors know your name and you don't get lost in a crowd.

Degree Details

AA in History

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

Studying the past helps us understand the present. You'll analyze history from economic and political perspectives.

You'll study such topics as:

  • U.S. History to Reconstruction
  • U.S. History Since the Civil War
  • World History: Antiquity - 1650
  • World History: 1650 - present

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Transfer Options

Start on the path to earning to your bachelor's degree in history at FRCC. We'll support you every step of the way. With an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in history, you can major in history starting as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University
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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree can open doors for a career in a variety of fields. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

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