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Associate Of Arts In History
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Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Prepare for a Bright Future by Studying the Past with an Associate of Arts in History

Are you interested in studying the great historical leaders, events, and literature of the past? Earning an associate degree in history is a great way to start your educational journey towards a career in a history-related field. Throughout this degree, you will gain skills in professional-level writing, research, and critical thinking.

You will study American and world history, civic and global engagement, and have opportunities to interpret historical documents. If you wish to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in the future, then this associate degree program will be the perfect beginning to transition to a higher degree.

Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ who go into all career fields as representatives of their faith. In considering our historical past taught through a biblical worldview, we can construct the type of future we want with clarity and understanding. Consider pursuing our associate degree in history, and see your future career in a history-related field become a reality.


Why Choose Our A.A. in History?

Our Associate of Arts in History emphasizes the understanding of past events and how they affect the present and future. You will engage in critical thinking, written analysis, research, and interpretation studies throughout this degree program. These skills will help you in your career pursuits.

Our campus is perfectly situated in the heart of Virginia, with hundreds of historical sites within a four-hour radius. Lynchburg itself is rich in history with historical sites like Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest just a 10-minute drive from campus.

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What Will You Learn in Our Associate Degree in History?  

Our history classes not only provide training in American and world history, but they also equip you with the soft skills you need to be successful in any career field you choose. You can learn how to communicate effectively, write research papers, develop a strong work ethic, and lead with biblical principles.  

Throughout this degree, you will dig deep into fascinating historical periods, western civilization, and how Christianity has helped shape the world we live in today. You’ll learn how to identify modern perspectives and appreciate historical events with informed insight. The wisdom you gain from looking at the past can be a great asset in various careers.

Our experienced professors will help cultivate your love of history and integrate your faith into all aspects of your degree. You can graduate with the confidence in your abilities and the impact you will have on those around you.

Featured Courses

HIST 300 – Historical Methodology

HIEU 202 – History of Western Civilization II

HIUS 221 – Survey of American History I

GEOG 200 – Introduction to Geography

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Highlights of Our Associate of Arts in History Degree Program

  • Mead’s Tavern, built in 1763 and now owned by Liberty, serves as an onsite laboratory for hands-on training in history, archeology, and more! 
  • Connect with our Career Center for help in job searches, mock interviews, etc.
  • Program is the winner of the Phi Alpha Theta chapter of the year twice in the past eight years.
  • Three history majors have won the Provost Award for Excellence in Research in 2018.
  • This degree provides great preparation to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at Liberty University.

Associate of Arts in History Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 60 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your major-specific credits and 75% of your total degree
  • This program falls under the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Download and review our Degree Completion Plan (Coming soon)
  • Check out our course catalog

Career Opportunities for Associate of Arts in History Graduates

  • Genealogy librarian/assistant
  • Museum curator (may require bachelor’s or advanced degree)
  • State monument, national monument, and park positions
  • Various entry-level federal and state government agency jobs
  • Writer

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.