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Associate of Arts General Transfer - History Pathway

Associate of Arts General Transfer - History Pathway

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The History Pathway of the Associate of Arts General Transfer degree emphasizes transfer preparation for pursuring a bachelor's degree in History.  The skill sets acquired through a degree focused in History are applicable to many careers where students can:

  • Conduct historical research for museums or private corporations
  • Work as an archivist 
  • Participate in the historic preservation of public and residential buildings
  • Oversee federal, state, or local historical projects
  • Narrate history for living history museums
  • Pursue graduate studies in law or education

An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on the humanities including writing, literature, and arts.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Arts degree in History, a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
HST 1210 American History to 1865 3
ART 1300 Appreciation of the Arts 3
ENG 1112 English II 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
HST 1220 American History Since 1865 3
SOC 2220 Comparing Cultures 3
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
HST 1110 Western Civilization to 1600 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
SPN 1111 Beginning Spanish, Course I  
or ASL 1111 Beginning American Sign Language, Course I 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
HST 1420 African American History Since 1877 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
SPN 1112 Beginning Spanish, Course II  
or ASL 1112 Beginning American Sign Language, Course II 3
  Total credit hours 60
All students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Melinda Mohler Professor, History