The Associate of Arts degree in history is designed to prepare students for advancement toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year educational institution. By successfully completing the following curriculum, students are prepared to enter the University of Wyoming as juniors. A degree in history offers a solid liberal arts education, thereby preparing students for academic advancement in program areas other than history. Students should consult with an advisor in order to ensure that courses are appropriate and transferable.
A major in history opens career possibilities in such areas as historical and archival research, museology, and historic site restoration and interpretation. A number of state and federal agencies employ historians in order to collect, preserve, record, interpret, and display elements of this country’s heritage. Advanced degrees are usually prerequisites for these types of positions. An extensive background in history is also a must for many secondary social studies teachers.
Students who enter the program might be unable to take the courses in the order suggested. In most instances, this does not pose a problem. Students should consult with the history advisor concerning any questions or changes.