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El Camino’s history degree program prepares you for a rewarding career after graduation or for university transfer.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College history degree
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 8% nationwide from 2016 to 2026
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $48,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $92,000

Our History Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically takes two years to complete.

A degree in history can lead to a variety of interesting careers. We’ll help you choose the best pathway to meet your goals.

Choose a Degree Designed for Transfer or Career Options

A history degree at El Camino is designed to prepare you to transfer. Or you can use your degree to enter a career after graduating. Great opportunities for either goal!

History Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

The AA-T degree in history puts you on a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a California State University campus. You will also access priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.

  • Gain a strong academic foundation in history and prepare for university study.
  • Enroll in courses specifically designed to transfer to a CSU campus.
  • Take classes covering American history, early and modern civilizations, Latin America, Mexico, and many other topics.
  • Explore the economic, intellectual, cultural, political, social, and diplomatic institutions of the U.S. and world. 
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Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree or Rewarding Career

With a history degree from El Camino, you’ll be set to transfer immediately to begin working on a bachelor’s degree at a university. The knowledge you gain from this program will serve you well in any career you choose.

  • Work as a historian, teacher, researcher, museum curator, archivist, librarian, journalist, analyst, or writer.
  • Pursue advanced degrees for additional career options such as a lawyer or professor.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $48,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $92,000.

Experience History Education Beyond the Classroom

As an El Camino history student, you become part of a vibrant academic community. Explore the many options available to history majors.

  • Join the El Camino History Club, which arranges guest speakers, museum visits, and other student-centered activities.
  • Attend some of the many cultural events, lectures, and enrichment activities planned throughout the year.
  • Take advantage of an internship.
  • Expand your horizons and study abroad.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the History AA-T degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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History Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a History AA-T degree.

Contact Info

El Camino College

History Department