Transfer Information

Common university majors related to the field of History include:

Art History, History, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Social and Behavioral Studies, World Cultures and History.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor’s degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student’s specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in History or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Note: It is recommended that students intending to transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU) in the History major should complete the courses marked with a “#”. Students intending to transfer into this major at other CSUs should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for guidance on appropriate coursework.

*Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

# This course fulfills SDSU’s lower division preparation for the major in History under the TMC.

## It is recommended that students intending to transfer to SDSU should complete the third level of a foreign language as part of their AA-T in History degree. General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:
  • The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted byall CSU campuses and most UC campuses andmajors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities.
  • The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by allCSU campuses and some private/independent orout of state universities. It is not accepted by theUC system. 
Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree. 

CAREER OPTIONS

Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require a graduate degree.

Courses Required for the Major:
Units
Select three of the six-unit course sequences or 18 units
HIST 109 History of the United States I #*
3
HIST 110 History of the United States II #*
3
Select two of the following courses: (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)
HIST 100 World History I #* or
 
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I *
3
HIST 101 World History II #* or

HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II *3
Select one of the following courses if not selected above: (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.) 
HIST 100 World History I *3
HIST 101 World Hisotry II *3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I *3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II *3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations *3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times *3
AMSL 115 American Sign Language Level I *
4
AMSL 116 American Sign Language Level II *4
AMSL 215 American Sign Language Level III *4
AMSL 216 American Sign Language Level IV * ##4
BLAS 145A Introduction to African History *3
BLAS 145B Introduction to African History *3
FREN 101 First Course in French *5
FREN 102 Second Course in French *5
FREN 201 Third Course in French *##5
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography *3
GERM 101 First Course in German *5
GERM 102 Second Course in German *5
GERM 201 Third Course in German *5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian *5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian *5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian5
POLI 103 Comparative Politics *3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics *3
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish *5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish *5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish *##5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish *##5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I *5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II *5
Select one of the following courses if not selected above: (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)
HIST 100 World History I *3
HIST 101 World History II *5
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I * #3
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II * #3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I *3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II *3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations *3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times *3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective *3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics * 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics *3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography *3
POLI 102 The American Political System *3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics * 3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics *3
Total Units = 18 - 20