Rowan College at Gloucester County

Arts & Sciences – History Option (A.A.)


The Arts & Sciences – History option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a history-related field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on history or political science as a specific field of study.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various scientific, artistic, social and historic ideas and perspectives​

  • Analyze information and use critical thinking skills​ to make decisions and solve problems

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the human experience and the development of societies from a historic perspective


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Download Program Req​uirements


Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some of our students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Rowan University

  • University of Ma​ryland-University College

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Historians

  • Teachers

  • Researchers

Find out where U.S. News & World Report rates positions in the history field in U.S. News' 100 Best Jobs.

Please visit the CAP​ Center to discuss your career options.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.