History (Liberal Arts) AA


Program Overview

HCCC’s History major is led by innovative faculty who are active in their field and yet make student learning and engagement a priority. Beyond memorizing names and dates, HCCC’s History faculty ask students to make important connections between historical developments at the local, regional, national, and global levels. HCCC’s location allows History students to apply their knowledge while connecting with numerous and prominent local history organizations, national landmarks, and some of the leading museums in the world. As an option of the Liberal Arts program, this major allows many possibilities when choosing courses; students should plan carefully by researching the degree requirements of four-year institutions which interest them and seeking guidance from academic counselors when appropriate.

Program Benefits

History is one of the oldest areas of study in all of liberal arts education. Those who undertake a history education develop skills that are vital to many professions, including the ability to:

  • Collect, contextualize, analyze and interpret evidence
  • Think critically about change over time
  • Explain and argue from multiple perspectives
  • Assess the credibility of complex material
  • Identify links between the past and the present
  • Develop sophisticated written communication skills
  • Conduct independent and reliable research on important issues facing society

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Student Spotlight

Deborah Acevedo Graduate Photo
...I had excellent professors who challenged me every step of the way. They encouraged me to take honors classes, write papers in the Chicago Style, as well as prepare honors presentations. I have been able to apply these skills to my studies at my new university.
Deborah Acevedo
History AA Graduate, 2019 | Valedictorian

History major Deborah Acevedo was the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Class of 2019 Valedictorian, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average. Ms. Acevedo was a member of the HCCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and an executive officer of the Honors Student Council. Ms. Acevedo received a full academic scholarship to continue her education at New Jersey City University and plans to be a history educator upon completion of her studies.


History (Liberal Arts) A.A.


HCCC's Associate in Arts Liberal Arts History degree program prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities after completing two years of undergraduate coursework at HCCC. Graduating students may advance to majors in history or related subjects. The Liberal Arts program allows many options when choosing courses; students should plan carefully by researching the degree requirements of four-year institutions which interest them.


Special Note

In a world of mass information, interconnectedness, and increasing complexity, employers are seeking individuals who can think critically and independently. These are some of the foremost abilities developed in a history program. In fact, the discipline’s emphasis on research and writing has made history graduates valuable contributors as teachers, professors, lawyers, broadcasters, consultants, museum educators, archivists, analysts, journalists, writers, government officials, preservationists, public historians, congressional aides, public relations specialists, researchers, information specialists, editors, and librarians.




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Contact Information

Prof. Antonio Acevedo
Program Coordinator
(201) 360-5350