The AA Degree in History is designed to allow seamless transition into the History BA at the College of Arts and Sciences at the UC uptown campus, but can be used as the building block for other majors as well.
Why study History? An understanding of the past is fundamental to an understanding of the present. The analysis and interpretation of history provide tools to evaluate today's institutions, politics and cultures. History is unique among the liberal arts in its emphasis on historical perspective and context. Historians insist that the past must be understood on its own terms; any historical person, movement, idea, law, culture or belief must first be understood by how it came to be that way. Among the liberal arts, History is the discipline most concerned with understanding change.
Where It Will Take You
There are many career options open for Historians, including museums, historical preservation, archives, editing and publishing, positions in historical agencies (federal, state, and local) and of course, public school teaching. Further, the skills of the historian - research, writing, critical thinking - are transferable to many occupations and professions.
The History program provides an excellent general education foundation for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree at the College of Arts & Sciences. Students at UC Blue Ash College enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty, as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions. Learn more about transition-oriented programs.
History, Philosophy, & Political Science Department Program Manager