The History Program at College of Western Idaho prepares students for an exciting career in many fields by studying the past as it relates to the present and to the future; ours is an approach that af
Walter Miszczenko, Faculty and Program Head History

Overview

The study of history provides the world with an understanding of, and ability to interpret, the past. The goal of our History program is to give you a strong foundation to pursue further education in the discipline. By completing the requirements for this degree, you will earn an Associate of Arts degree in History and meet the general education requirements for all Idaho public universities. As a History major, you can take your passion down a number of different career paths, including becoming a teacher. You may also choose to pursue a career as a professional editor, work in museums or archives, or take a position with state or federal government agencies. An academic focus on history can also provide excellent preparation for law school.

Mission

Students of history learn to find, interpret and evaluate historical and historiographical information about the individuals and groups, ideas and ideals, actions and events, and values and virtues that have shaped civilization’s past and present.

Why This Program

By completing the requirements for this degree, you will earn an Associate of Arts degree in History and meet the general education requirements for all Idaho public universities. As a History major, you can take your passion down a number of different career paths, including becoming a teacher. You may also choose to pursue a career as a professional editor, work in museums or archives, or take a position with state or federal government agencies. An academic focus on history can also provide excellent preparation for law school.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills in such specific applications as journals, essays, reports and reviews, and original research papers
  • Understand different points of view in primary and quality secondary sources, including in images, media resources, and cartographic representations
  • Construct historical arguments based on primary sources and the historical method

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts Degree in History

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Delivery Formats:
Traditional, Hybrid, Online, Degree Fully Online

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Registration Open April 14 November 10 April 13
Financial Aid Priority Date July 14 December 1 May 11
Admission Deadline August 8 December 22 May 15
Tuition and Fees Due August 22 January 9 May 29
Last Day to Register August 22 January 9 May 29
Classes Begin August 25 January 12 June 1*
*Some classes begin before this date. See class schedule for more information.

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Transfer

Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

Professions

  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Historic Sites and Museums
  • Museums and Historical Organizations
  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks
  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalist
  • Documentary Editors
  • Producers of Multimedia Material
  • Archivists
  • Records Managers
  • Librarians
  • Information Managers
  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Foundations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Associations

Locations

Nampa Campus Academic Building

Directions


5500 E. Opportunity Dr. Nampa, ID 83687

Ada County Campus Pintail Center

Directions


1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

Canyon County Center

Directions


2407 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, ID 83651