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History Program


Program Manager

Dr. Russ Tremayne

(208) 732-6885

Focus Area Advisor

Jacob McCue

(208) 732-6252

Program Overview

The study of History provides the student with an understanding of and ability to interpret the past.

Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Many historians become teachers but others become professional editors, work in museums or archives, or take positions with state or federal government agencies. History also provides an excellent preparation for law school.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the History program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks of History.
  2. Develop an understanding of self and the world by examining the dynamic interaction of individuals, groups, and societies as they shape and are shaped by history, culture, institutions, and ideas.
  3. Utilize discipline specific approaches from the field of History, such as research methods, inquiry, or problem-solving, to examine the variety of perspectives about human experiences.
  4. Evaluate how reasoning, history, or culture informs and guides individual, civic, or global decisions.
  5. Understand and appreciate similarities and differences among and between individuals, cultures, or societies across space and time.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Historians

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Degrees and Certificates