Programs & Courses

This transfer pattern provides knowledge and skills in an assortment of historical topics. Graduates are well-positioned to transfer to Maryland institutions, as well as out-of-state programs.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, History

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Young Phone: 410-386-8261 Email: The recommended transfer pattern for History provides knowledge and skills in an assortment of history topics. Graduates are well positioned to transfer to Maryland institutions, as well as out-of-state programs. Students are advised to investigate opportunities to take coursework concurrently at McDaniel College or Hood College. For details about these special agreements, consult with an academic advisor in the Advising and Transfer Center. By using ARTSYS (, students can plan a course of study that will transfer seamlessly to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Students interested in teaching history should consult with Dr. Young or Ms. Susan Sies, faculty chair for Education.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

History Strategies

  • Supplement curriculum with courses in anthropology, sociology, art history or world languages.
  • Seek leadership roles in relevant student organizations, such as student government and cross-cultural groups.
  • Volunteer or seek part-time employment with regional historical societies, museums and cultural non-profits.
  • Develop strong research skills and attention to detail in class projects.
  • Acquire foreign language competency and travel experience for international positions.
  • Complete an internship with the federal government.
  • Determine pathway options for history knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in a specialty area, time period or geographic locale.
  • Research organizations' values to find a good fit with yours.
  • Become a member of a professional association(s) to learn about opportunities, internships and trends.

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job by investing in coursework, arriving on time, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Humanities and Communication Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in organizations/industries related to your pathway; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your major.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.)
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.