About This Program:

The History degree at Georgia Military College helps students focus on three specific areas: the ability to critically evaluate a historical event or theme, the development of cultural and geographical literacy, and the ability to conduct research in preparation for advanced learning.  Our associate degrees prepare students to begin their journeys toward the bachelor’s degree in the field, or pursue studies in other fields such as International Affairs, American Studies, Classical Studies, or Law.  It can also help prepare students for studies in other fields related to the social sciences, such as Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Paralegal Studies.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

History Concentration Degree Requirements

What You Will Learn:

  • Students will have the ability to critically evaluate historical events and themes.
  • Students will have the ability to demonstrate cultural and geographical literacy.
  • Students will have the ability to conduct research in preparation for advanced learning.

Program Benefits:

Students will be able to use this degree as a foundation for further studies in the fields of history, government, teaching, and research. To be successful, students need to move on to the bachelor’s degree in history. History is a diverse major that can lead to a variety of careers depending on the educational pathway. With a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, history majors may want to consider jobs as a lawyer, librarian, foreign service officer, archivist, lobbyist, congressional aide, public relations staffer, campaign worker, museum director, high school teacher, or college history professor.

History Occupational Outlook-Law, Secondary Teachers, Postsecondary Teachers, Historians, Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers

Average Cost for Degree: 

$13,230 - 14,406


Course Descriptions


Degree Program Coordinator:

Heather Van Atta (Capshaw), hcapshaw@gmc.edu

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Justice Studies Division Chair:

Lynda Lamarre, llamarre@gmc.edu