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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in History and similar programs at a CSU campus and guarantees admission to the CSU system. History course work in general is helpful to the student who intends to eventually pursue graduate studies in such diverse fields as history, education, and law. Most career opportunities associated with this discipline require the minimum of a B.A. degree. Some business firms and government agencies seek persons with a broad overview and perspective of historical phases and processes of change.

History (AA-T) Requirements

Major requirements:
Required Core Courses: 12 units Units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 6 units (One course from Group A and one course from Group B) Group A: Any diversity course defined as: Units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 121 Advanced Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 122 Advanced Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 131 Intermediate Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 132 Intermediate Chinese II 3 units
ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous Peoples History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 103 Asian Pacific American History and Cultural Experience 3 units
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islanders in United States History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 105 African American History and Culture 3 units
HIST 260 Women In American History 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
Group B: Any history course or any non-history course from the humanities or social sciences related to history articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area C or D or any introductory level social science course articulated as fulfilling CSU GE Area D Units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science and Religion 3 units
BUS. 125 International Business 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
DGME 100 Media in Society 3 units
DGME 102 Media Law and Ethics 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
HIST 260 Women In American History 3 units
HIST 310 California History 3 units
PLSC 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 105 Experimental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage and the Family 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
PSYC 225 Theories of Personality 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and the Family 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.