History

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration 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 ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration 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. 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

Click to see details

Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HIST&126 or HIST&146
Choose a course
5 units
MATH&107 or PHIL&120
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Visit North's Transfer webpage for transfer information.
  • Explore the American Historical Association website for major and career information.
CMST205 or HUM200
Choose a course
5 units
HIST&127 or HIST&147
Choose a course
5 units
ANTH&204 or ENVS&100 or ENVS&101
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
HIST&128 or HIST&148
Choose a course
5 units
Integrated Studies and Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact the History departments at potential colleges and universities.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Attend a workshop, meetup, or talk through local history organizations like the Washington State Historical Society and Pacific Northwest Historians Guild.
  • Explore history internships with North's Internship Coordinator, local museums, and universities.
  • Ask your instructor for a letter of recommendation if scholarships or university applications require them.
  • Visit a local historical site or museum.
HIST210 or HIST268
Choose a course
5 units
World Language I or another Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts class
5 units
HEA150 or NUTR&101
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Explore possible history research opportunities and professional organizations. 
  • Consider submitting an essay to a writing contest.
  • Apply for the AA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
HIST140
Women In American Histor
5 units
World Language II or another elective
5 units
BIOL&100 or GEOL&110
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
World Language III or another elective or SOC&101
Choose a course
5 units
AME151 or POLS&202
Choose a course
5 units
HIST&214
Pacific NW History
5 units

More Information

A History pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • 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/.  

Once you complete this associates degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bachelor 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.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. History graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a North advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find History programs in Washington state or around the country. Students who earn a bachelor's degree in History or related studies can continue on to master's and PhD programs.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Department Coordinator
Olga Vishnyakova
email
(206) 934-7701


Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
Location
IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103

 

Advising Contact

Contact the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Languages Area of Study advisor.

Phone: (206) 934-3658