If you love history and want a high-quality, low cost option for studying this field, Montco has a great program for you. In our History Associate of Arts degree program you can explore world civilizations, political and social structures and complementary disciplines such as anthropology and sociology. Delve into American, African, Latin American or women's history, among others, learn from respected scholars and discover careers enhanced by a background in history. 

Program outcomes
  • Engage in historical inquiry, research and analysis;
  • Craft historical narrative and argument through the use of primary and secondary historical evidence;
  • Analyze historical topics, trends and issues;
  • Apply historical knowledge to analyze contemporary geopolitical and social trends.

Upon earning your associate degree, you can work in federal, state and local government or at historical sites. You can also transfer to a four-year college to pursue such majors as education, history, social or library sciences, law, foreign service, journalism and information management. The program meets the requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Transfer Agreement Oversight Committee (TAOC) for a seamless transfer to schools in the Pennsylvania State Systems of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Program Curriculum

Program effective Fall 2018
General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective MAT 103, MAT 106, MAT 140 or MAT 190 3
Electives Foreign Language 6
ANT 101 or SOC 101 Introduction to Anthropology or Introduction to Sociology 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
CMS 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective BIO 121, CHE 121 or PHY 121 4
Elective BIO 122, CHE 122 or PHY 122 4
Elective Technological Fluency Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3


Major Requirements
Elective GEO 110, GEO 130 or GEO 135 3
Electives History Electives 6
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
HIS 102 or HIS 122 History of Western Civilization II or World Civilizations II: From 1500 3
HIS 203 History of the U.S. to 1877 3
HIS 205 History of the U.S. from 1877 3
POL 101 or POL 124 Introduction to Political Science or American National Government 3
Total Program Credits: 62