Great Bay’s History program is an associate degree that prepares you to transfer to a four-year school to complete your bachelor’s history or political science degree and beyond. You will take courses in history, political science, and sociology as well as general education courses. Our courses explore various places and time periods. Working with historical sources you will practice analyzing, developing, writing, presenting, and defending ideas on a path to careers such as law, public policy, education, government, or historic preservation.
Why Great Bay?
A history degree at Great Bay promises affordable options without sacrificing quality.
In this program you can enter a dual enrollment agreement that will ease your transition from Great Bay to the participating four-year school of your choice. It will also grant you access to advisors from both schools to maximize your class choices while at Great Bay. Dual enrollment agreements are available with the University System of New Hampshire schools and Southern New Hampshire University.
Find out more at the University System Dual Admissions page
Find out more at the SNHU-GBCC transfer page
At Great Bay, almost every History and Political Science course offered is considered equivalent to courses at 1 or more 4-year institutions and transfer directly as those courses. This includes our upper level offerings. More courses and equivalencies are being added on an ongoing basis.
With the University of New Hampshire, Great Bay has formed an articulation agreement for the History degree. By following the guidelines for course selection provided by your Great Bay advisor, you can complete your GBCC history degree and enter UNH as a history major with a junior status.
View the agreement (PDF)
At Great Bay, you’ll be working with faculty who are active creating scholarship and working in the fields of history, politics, and archaeology. Our recent faculty have trained and/or taught at a wide variety of colleges and universities including:
- Barstow Community College
- Binghamton University
- Bowling Green
- Boston University
- Brandeis University
- Harvard Extension School
- Merrimack College
- Nashua Community College
- Northern Essex Community College
- Southern New Hampshire University
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Stirling
- Vanderbilt University
Are you in High school with an interest in history? Get a head start by enrolling in our early college program to start your journey toward a degree.
What to do, what to do? Our History program can lead down the path to careers as:
- Campaign Specialist
- Government Executive or Legislator
- Government Official
- Library Scientist
- News Analyst
- Political Scientist
- Public Interest Advocate