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. 

A student who is more interested in contemporary US History could consider American Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Sociology and Humanities.

A student who is more interested in contemporary Global History could consider International Studies, Political Science, and Women's Studies

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90-93

Before Quarter One

Before You Start

Step 1: Apply and register at Seattle Central 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 and college placement, but you can begin in any quarter and start at any placement level.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) 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

90-93 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
18 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
  • Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
  • Explore careers and majors: workshops, counseling and Career Exploration Center
  • Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
HIST&126 or HIST&136
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
HDC101
Orientation to College
3 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Apply for the Seattle Colleges Foundation Scholarship and other scholarships
  • Meet with History faculty during their posted office hours to discuss possible careers and academic opportunities
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
HIST&127 or HIST&137
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check with transfer institutions’ planning resources for core history courses required for major
  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
MATH&107 or MATH116 or MATH&146
Choose a course
5 units
HIST&128 or HIST&214
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact History departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
  • Check in with History faculty during their posted office hours regarding possible careers and academic opportunities
Natural World Lab Science
Choose a Course
5 units
Recommended Courses
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Recommended Courses
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Recommended Courses
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
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 Associate degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

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

Seattle Central 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 Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a Central 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 Central'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

For more information, contact
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
206.934.4164
AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu

Advising Contact

Advising Contact

Advising hours and services: seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor

Schedule phone and Zoom appointments: Starfish

Email and phone: AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu/ 206.934.4068/ 206.934.4068

Location: Broadway Campus BE1102D