History students working in class

History*

  • History*

Location:
Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AA 

*This program is also currently available online.

From landscape-changing wars to major events, history has defined our past and shaped our present. The study of historical events and human affairs can be a rewarding college degree for many students. NWCCD’s History degree program allows you to pick and study your interests with a variety of elective courses available in History and Social Studies. Earning a degree in History can jumpstart your career in a number of fields, from teaching to law. NWCCD’s History degree program is available at Sheridan College and Gillette College.

 

Industry Outlook

Historians and history buffs have a passion to study how civilizations changed over time. They use research skills, writing abilities and critical thinking to study the past and analyze the present. These skills are highly valued in numerous job fields, including the legal profession, museum curation, politics, education, communications, media and more. Many students earn degrees in History to become History and Social Studies teachers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts nearly 53,000 High School Teacher jobs will be need to filled from 2012-2022. Job growth is also predicted for the fields of Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers, as well as Historians.

 

Careers and Opportunities

History students may study specific regions, eras, events or wars, using their expert knowledge as teachers, professors, guest lecturers, scholars and writers. Earning a degree in History from NWCCD can help you launch your career. Whether you are interested in attending law school, teaching high school history or something in between, NWCCD’s History program can help you transfer into Bachelor’s degree programs to pursue higher education and join a career field like:

 

  • History teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Historian
  • Museum curator
  • Political scientist
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Archivist
  • Research
  • Social studies teacher
  • Politician
  • Reporter

 

 

Our NWCCD History students have transferred to colleges and universities nationwide to pursue politics, legal studies, education and more.

 

Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Arts degree in History will take you through historical events, teaching you to think critical and logically, assess problems and render informed decisions. As a History student, you will have the opportunity to study events, locations and eras you find interesting. From History of the West and Wyoming to World Civilization, Music History and Constitutional Law, you will have the opportunity to tailor your college experience to follow your passions. Courses are designed to encourage and enhance critical writing and thinking skills and analytical thinking.

 

NWCCD’s History program will prepare you to transfer to colleges and universities regionally or nationally to pursue Bachelor’s degrees in History or a related field of your choice. Students interested in pursuing an advanced History degree may find career opportunities in teaching, public history, museum work, management, grant writing, government service, financial research services and graduate studies.

 

One of the most popular college majors, a degree in History from NWCCD can help launch your career in a variety of job fields.

 

Faculty and Community

Our dedicated faculty at NWCCD will help you learn significant historical events while building key skills, including critical thinking, writing and reasoning. Our faculty will work with you to identify your academic and career goals and passions. Whether law school is in your future or teaching history to elementary or high school students, our faculty are committed to helping you navigate your path to success.

 

NWCCD has strong academic relationships with a variety of colleges and universities across the region. Earning an Associate degree in History from NWCCD will allow you to transfer as a junior to colleges nationwide, including the University of Wyoming, and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

 

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About NWCCD


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 8,000 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-674-6446
Phone: 800-913-9139

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-686-0254
Phone: 888-544-5538