The Field

History is the study of the human past and how it emerged out of the traditions and customs that produced it. It is only by studying the history of other people, civilizations and cultural traditions that we can hope to gain perspective on our own unique story. In order to succeed in the History Program, students will need to develop strong reading, writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills, as well as demonstrate a strong desire for self-discovery through a comparison of their personal historical experiences with those of others.

The History Program at Skyline College

Enroll in the History Program at Skyline College for an enriching academic experience that will allow you to discover the depth and breadth of human historical experience while helping you to find and focus your interests in a specific path of study within the field of History. We offer a Certificate of Achievement which provides a head start on the road to employment and an Associate Degree for a clear path for transfer to a four-year institution.

Career Outlook

Working in the field of History provides a unique opportunity to study the past and, through implementing and sharing this knowledge, help to influence our present and future. A degree or certificate in History provides a broad base of knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of careers including teaching, government service, business administration, law, communications, journalism, finance, and more. The demand for jobs and the pay for these careers varies widely across the nation and the State of California.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.