History

About the History Pathway 

The suggested schedule below meets the requirements to earn an Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) degree with an emphasis in History. This schedule assumes a fall quarter start. If you wish to take alternate courses (not listed below), please meet with a North advisor to confirm you are still meeting AA-DTA requirements.

This pathway is designed to meet Associate of Arts (AA-DTA) degree requirements with an emphasis in History. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in museums, government, research, park service, political activism, nonprofits, policy, and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a history or related program at a four-year college or university.

Students in the pathway learn how to think historically, hone their written and verbal communication skills, acquire research methods and analytical tools, develop information literacy, and better comprehend how events in the past influence our present.

Associate Transfer Degrees

Associate Transfer Degrees: Two-year transfer degrees let you take your freshman and sophomore classes at Seattle Colleges for a fraction of the cost, and then transfer to a four-year university with the skills and confidence to succeed. Be sure to work with a transfer advisor at Seattle Colleges and the four-year institution you plan to attend.

Depending on your program pathway, you can earn either an Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Arts (AA-DTA), Associate in Business (AB-DTA), or Associate of Science (AS), general, Track 1 or Track 2.

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Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

Career Opportunities

  • Park ranger
  • Lawyer
  • Geographer
  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Museum conservator 
  • Editor, journalist or writer
  • Documentary filmmaker
  • Teacher or professor

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.

Future Education Opportunities

Once you complete the Associate degree, additional educational opportunities include:

* A bachelor's degree in History, American Ethnic Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Archeology, Anthropology, Journalism, Political Science, Government, African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicanx Studies, Latinx Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, or related studies.

Students who earn a bachelor's degree in History or related studies can continue on to master's and PhD programs.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state including University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Graduates from North have also transferred to out of state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Length of Program

90 credits = 6 quarters if you take 15 credits each term. 

Which Quarter Can I Begin?

Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer.

Class Times/Delivery Modes?

North offers courses on-campus in the day, evenings, online, or hybrid (part on-campus, part online), and occasional Saturdays. Check the class schedule for the latest offerings.

Approximate Costs Each Quarter

Full-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1555 (WA State residents)
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$3297.95 (International students)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

Part-Time
Tuition………………………………………………………….........………….............…………....$1282.60 (WA State residents)
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees……………………………....................$475

 

Tuition based on WA resident rates. Rates for international students and non-residents may vary.

All students in need should apply for financial aid – do not assume you are not eligible! Visit https://northseattle.edu/financial-aid to learn more about the application steps and types of financial aid available, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back. You do not need to be a full-time student to receive financial aid funds.