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History Concentration

Associate of Arts

History combines research and storytelling. By understanding the past, historians seek to illuminate the present. As Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said, “It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.

At Pima, you will study the origins and development of societies and peoples, including the indigenous civilizations of the Western Hemisphere, the cradles of Western civilization, and the history of the U.S.

You are a good fit for History if you like to analyze ideas for their strengths and weaknesses, can combine concepts creatively, and can write, speak and listen effectively. Because, as a historian, you never know who has an important story to tell.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

 Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online


All campuses & Online


Division of Social Sciences & Humanities
Dean: 520.206.3375
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Academic Options

Continue studies toward a bachelor’s degree in History, Education, or other Social Sciences.  Not all courses in Pima’s History concentration are required at all bachelor’s degree-granting schools. Students planning to transfer should meet with an advisor to complete a transfer plan.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

A grade of C or better is required for graduation

AGEC-A Requirements  Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities & Fine Arts.  Complete a course from the Fine Arts list
Recommend ART 110** and 131**
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Recommend MAT 142
Social and Behavioral Sciences  Complete a non-HIS course from this category 3
Special Requirements  
HIS 160 fulfills this requirement.
Subtotal 23

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HIS 101
  or HIS 101HC
Introduction to Western Civilization I
   Introduction to Western Civilization I: Honors
HIS 102
  or HIS 102HC
Introduction to Western Civilization II
   Introduction to Western Civilization II: Honors
HIS 141
  or HIS 141HC
United States History I [SUN#HIS 1141]
   United States History I: Honors
HIS 142 United States History II [SUN#HIS 1142] 3
HIS 160 Latin America Before Independence 3
Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices: Interests and Values
  University Transfer Strategies
  or STU 210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
Second Language** Completion of a language course numbered 202, fourth semester level.  16
Transfer Elective Select 3 transferable credits so that the degree credits is 60 3
Subtotal 22

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Humanities and Fine Arts - HIS 101 fulfills 3 credits in the Humanities category; Social and Behavioral Sciences - HIS 141 fulfills 3 credits; Other Requirements - HIS 102 and HIS 142; Special Requirements - HIS 160

** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAH

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