Skip to main content
Las Positas College


About the Program

The History major is designed to help students comprehend the forces that have shaped the United States, as well as other nations around the world. The program fulfills the campus mission to foster growth in its students and in the community. The program offers a wide variety of courses, and all of the units are transferable. Students of history are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills and to learn to write clearly. Both skills will enable students to be successful in their chosen career fields. The discipline of history helps to nurture an informed public and is, therefore, of vital importance to a democratic society. While units in this program are transferable to many institutions, students should consult a counselor for transfer information.