Every moment in time becomes history. Great events like the Second World War to the smallest interaction between local peoples influence and inform all that comes after. Similarly, the study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us become more globally informed citizens to better address the unexpected challenges of our own day. The study of history helps us learn to think with rigor, to write with clarity and precision, to organize and assess evidence, to analyze problems, and interpret complex events that will contribute to our academic success and professional endeavors.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
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- Demonstrate through coursework and discussion a breadth of knowledge of historical developments and trends related to the courses taken.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize historical data into independent interpretations.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize the impact of class, gender, ethnicity, culture and politics as they relate to the process of history
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Government/Politics/Law, (B, M, D)||$57,000-$208,000||6,455|
|Political Scientists (D)||$65,818-$120,630||38|
|History Teachers, Postsecondary (M, D)||$33,645-$175,480||15,241|
|Curators (M, D)||$35,573-$121,156||144|
|Historians (B, M)||$57,482-$76,677||43|
|History Teachers, Secondary (B)||$50,378-$77,729||9,494|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)