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Associate in Arts (652)

Students wanting to major in history may have a choice of earning a B.A. or a B.S. degree, depending on the school they attend. History majors normally pursue a B.A. degree, but students should consult their Academic Advisor on the differences between degrees. A history major may also pursue a program leading to state certification as high school (6-12) history teachers. To transfer as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits (64 for the Associate degree). Community college students seeking a bachelor's degree in history are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree before transferring.

Important to Note:

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Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.
Students planning on careers as high school history or social science teachers need to meet with an academic advisor.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Richard Eichman, Professor of History/English, 815/835-638

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $8,448.00 $21,632.00 $24,000.00
Fees $896.00 $896.00 $896.00
Course Fees * $26.00 * $26.00 * $26.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,370.00 $22,554.00 $24,922.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.