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Studying history helps people understand the past and the present to plan for the future. If museums, the History Channel, and talking about the good old days with grandparents intrigue you, know that historical knowledge can also help you! Broaden your perspective of current events, cultures, and politics by expanding what you know about history.
Program Requirements and Job OutlookLiberal Arts and Sciences AA
- Hutchinson and Willmar campuses
Knowledge you will gain
- World History
- United States History
- Western Civilization
- Minnesota History
- Hollywood History – Special Topic
History students dig into the past through research and reading literature from different eras. Understanding a civilization’s leadership helps you understand a culture’s lifestyle, traditions, and global relations. History backgrounds or degrees are helpful in many careers, from legal positions and politics to communications and education. It just makes sense that there are history class options in several of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas: History and the Social and Behavior Sciences, The Humanities and Fine Arts, Human Diversity, and Global Perspective.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Small classes for personal attention
- Course variety
Take a few history courses or make it your major! Hundreds of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater where tuition is very affordable before transferring to their preferred university.