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Do you like movies and books about history, or visiting museums to see how people used to live? Are you curious about how past events affect the way we live today? Consider pursuing an associate degree in history. 

When you take college history courses here, you’ll learn about the past so you can help create a better future. Understanding the past will help you enhance your capacity to be an informed citizen and think more critically, too. 

Did you know you can save considerable money by taking foundational liberal arts and college history courses at Normandale? Then, with your A.A. degree in hand, you can seamlessly transfer to any one of seven Minnesota State universities and start as a junior to work on your bachelor’s degree. 

What Can You Do with a History Degree?

Historians are found in a variety of careers that rely on skills like evaluating the credibility of information, analyzing a variety of data to tell a story and presenting a coherent story from varied sources.  

Taking college history courses helps prepare you for work in business, government, journalism, law, libraries and museums, research, teaching and more.

What our Associate Degree in History Includes

Our history program provides both a broad understanding of the past in U.S. and world history in our college history courses, and an appreciation for diverse historical perspectives.  Classes include:  

  • United States history 1 and 2
  • History of world civilization 1 and 2
  • Minnesota history
  • Black history and civil rights in the United States 
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender U.S. history 

Did you know? Normandale is one of a select group of community colleges in the country that offers digital humanities training in our survey courses.  

History Program Basics

Pursue your associate degree in history, then seamlessly transfer to a Minnesota State university. 

History Faculty

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