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Study the Past. Shape the Future with History.


When taking a history course, you'll explore past events, typically a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, and so on. 

History degrees are adaptable to careers in global studies, urban planning, teaching and education work, social work, library science, art and music, creative writing, journalism, business, politics, ethnic studies, and public policy


History courses inlcude:

HIST 1003 Western Civ to 1650
HIST 1013 Western Civ Since 1650
HIST 1033 World Civ to 1500
HIST 1033H World Civ to 1500 Honors
HIST 1043 World Civilizations Since 1500
HIST 2003 History of American People to 1877
HIST 2003H History of American People to 1877
HIST 2013 History of American People Since 1877
HIST 2013H History of American People Since 1877 Honor
HIST 2053 History of Arkansas
HIST 2093 African American History

Many History courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

With the skills you learn from your history courses such as reading, analyzing data, synthesizing arguments, and critical thinking, you will be a marketable individual and can move in many different career directions.   

Particular occupations can include:

  • Museum or Gallery Education Officer
  • Museum or Gallery Curator
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Academic librarian
  • Historic Buildings Inspector
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Information Officer
  • Politician's Assistant