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Harper College

Department of History

Study the events that shape our world

Whether you are working on your general education requirements or plan to major in history at a four-year school, Harper College offers a wide variety of history courses that fit your needs and interests. From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the capitol building in Springfield, our course offerings cover the globe, and will give you an understanding and appreciation for the major events that shaped the world we live in today.

History courses are open to students taking general education requirements, as well as community members who would like to expand their knowledge and engage in conversation of history, culture, and current events.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in history. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore History Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's History degree program. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our History Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 4/8/24