On trivia night, everyone wants you on their team because you know all the answers.

Your interest in history enables you to dispel myths that have carried on for centuries — like, how George Washington's teeth were not, in fact, made of wood. You knew that already. History is relevant to today and helps us connect and understand how to shape our future, and you're the person to help us make all the connections.


At Harford Community College, we offer two history degree concentrations that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

History Concentration AA

Public History Concentration AA


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60




James Karmel








Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your history studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in history through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

History of Western Civilization

History of the United States

World History

Introduction to Public History

Archaeology of Maryland

American National Government

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree concentration in History at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland
  • Frostburg University
  • Salisbury University
  • University of Baltimore
  • Loyola University

Potential Careers

  • High school history teacher
  • Community college history lecturer
  • College or university history professor
  • Government historian
  • Historical consultant
  • Political advisor
  • Museum curator
  • Archivist

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.