Exploring the rich cultural, political and institutional legacy of the past provides the framework for a better understanding of our world. By studying societal changes, evolving norms and conflicts throughout the ages, students of history are better prepared to act proactively for the future.

Students who plan to major in history at a four-year institution should complete their Olympic College associate degree by pursuing a broad range of social science and humanities courses in addition to the required history courses. Good writing skills are essential and should be developed at every opportunity.


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Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Academic Program

Olympic College offers a series of history classes that provide a framework for better understanding current affairs through an exploration of the past. Consider taking history classes for your distribution requirements and electives while working to complete your Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA): History. 

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Diversity & Social Justice Requirement

Consider taking one of the three History courses approved for the Olympic College Diversity & Social Justice Requirement:

  • HIST& 215 - Women in U.S. History
  • HIST& 219 - Native American History
  • HIST 245 - History of U.S. Immigration

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Faculty Advisors

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professors are Faculty Advisors for History.

Academic Division

History is part of the Social Sciences & Humanities Division (SSH). Visit the SSH Division for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The Social Sciences & Humanities Division can assist you with: 

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint.