2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

History, A.A./A.S.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in History (A.A.,A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The History emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year school. Students can pursue careers in writing, film, historical restoration, secondary education, law, archival management, historic site and museum interpretation, and politics. History majors with advanced higher education degrees can teach at the college level. A few examples of career and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Teacher, Secondary Bachelor's degree $38,830 $49,770 $56,890
Teacher, Postsecondary Master's degree; PhD preferred $17,660 $39,180 $64,990
Archivist Bachelor's degree $26,570 $38,090 $46,630
Curator Doctoral degree $28,860 $42,520 $53,250

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

History, A.A./A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

  • Literature Requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3
  • Natural Science Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Elective Credit(s): 3 *
  • Elective Credit(s): 3 *

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


*Note: An elective can be any college-level course.

*If pursuing the A.A. degree, 6 of the 10 elective hours must be one-year sequence of the SAME foreign language. Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree at universities include demonstrated competency in foreign language at the intermediate level. Community college students are encouraged to attain intermediate-level competency in foreign language before transferring. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Dr. Barry Gidcomb at
bgidcomb@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2716
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- HIST-02-14-18

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