Online Bachelor of Arts in History

Earning an online history degree can be as simple as ensuring you qualify for the program, submitting your application with supporting documents and starting to work through the curriculum once accepted. First, you should ensure a bachelor’s degree in history is right for you. The ideal candidate is curious about the past and future. They enjoy finding and evaluating evidence, as well as making informed arguments.

Students around the world choose online learning as an effective method for accessing high-quality educational opportunities regardless of their location. ASU Online allows students to earn the same degree as their on-campus counterparts, while working from anywhere in the world. 

This bachelor’s degree in history can be completed as part of a 4+1 accelerated program. Qualified applicants can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years. Applicable master’s degrees include:

What can you do with an online history degree?

 

Completing a bachelor’s degree in history can prepare you for a variety of opportunities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Studying history doesn’t only expose you to historical narratives and the research behind them, but it also helps you hone skills related to critical thinking and effective communication. Additionally, you can expect to build capabilities related to:

  • Finding and evaluating evidence.
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Presenting research and conclusions in a way that engages your audience.
  • Using and creating digital media.

Not only are these skills useful for historians and history teachers, but they’re also valuable assets for park rangers, researchers, law consultants, project managers and c-suite business leaders.

Program Field of Study
Bachelor of Arts
Program Focus
History
Program Name Abbreviation
History (BA)
Program Category
Degree Image
An original copy of The Federalist sits on display at ASU Gammage.
Program Description Intro

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in history focuses on the growth and development of human society from a political, social, economic and cultural perspective. In this program, you’ll gain the skills needed to assess evidence, sort out conflicting interpretations and draw informed conclusions about the ever-changing world we live in. An online history degree is perfect for those interested in careers in law, business, education and policy-making.

Plan Code
LAHISBA
Program code
UGLA
Start Date
Areas of Interest
Courses Summary

This bachelor’s degree in history encourages you to take a closer look at common interpretations of events and understand how these narratives formed. An emphasis on research and analysis leads to in-depth and original conclusions. Featured courses include:

Total Classes
39
Total Hours
120
Total Classes Tooltip
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Total Credit Hours
120
Total Hours Tooltip
Required number of credits to complete this degree.
Program Fee Code
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Sciences Programs
Courses Section Title
Online history degree courses
CIP code
54.01
Title
Educators who support critical thought and new perspectives
Description

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.
Accolade title
A college dedicated to immersive education
Accolade Description

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

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Accolades Title
25,500+
Accolades Description
currently enrolled students.
Accolades Title
$140 million
Accolades Description
in research expenditures in 2018.
Accolades Title
23
Accolades Description
interdisciplinary schools and departments.
Accolades Title
95+
Accolades Description
undergraduate degrees.
Accolades Title
140+
Accolades Description
graduate degrees.
Accolades Title
Top 20
Accolades Description
for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation.
Admission requirement title
History degree admission requirements
Manual Cost
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Weeks per Class
7.5
Academic Career
Undergraduate
Program fee code for resident
UPO201
Program fee code for non-resident
UPO201
Program Description Title
How to get a history degree online
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Apply Now URL
https://webapp4.asu.edu/uga_admissionsapp/?term=2224&session=SESB&campus=ONLNE
Slug
bachelor-arts-history
Program Generated Code
UGLA-LAHISBA
Title
Will my history degree say 'online'?
Description
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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