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History

Studying history helps you understand global, national, and local relationships between societies and people.
Motlow’s A.S. and A.A. degrees in History are Tennessee Transfer Pathways.
Earn up to $60K/year with only an associate degree.


Studying history helps us understand and grapple with complex questions and dilemmas by examining how the past has shaped (and continues to shape) global, national, and local relationships between societies and people.

Motlow offers two degree options for history. The first is the Associate of Science (A.S.) Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). The second option is the Associate of Arts (A.A.) TTP. Both options allow you to complete your degree at Motlow and seamlessly transfer to a four-year university in Tennessee. Completion of either program indicates the student has completed a course of study equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.

As a student in Motlow’s history program, you will not only have the opportunity to learn about Tennessee, the United States, and World History, but also to build effective written and oral communication skills. Motlow’s history students learn how to think critically and problem solve as well as how to apply this knowledge to real-world settings.

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Graduates with an advanced degree in history can earn $65K per year.

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History Careers

With an associate degree in history, graduates can work as:

  • Paralegal ($32-50K/year)
  • Administrative Assistant ($25-55K/year)
  • Teaching Assistant ($28-30K/year)
  • Tour Guide ($30-35K/year)
  • Information Clerk ($24-35K/year)

With an advanced degree, graduates can work as:

  • Museum Educator ($35-40K/year) 
  • Museum Technician ($44-50K/year)
  • Historian ($60-65K/year) 
  • Museum Curator ($54-60K/year)
  • Archivist ($54-60K/year) 

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