Online Bachelor of Arts in History
Arizona State University’s online 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.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 39
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this online history degree
Every story has a backstory — a history of how that particular narrative unfolded, of how the society we live in came to be and of how the institutions, values and ideologies of society have changed or persisted over time. In this online history degree, you’ll study these processes of change from different locations and time periods, from the ancient to the modern world. Additionally, you’ll learn about a range of cultures from Indigenous societies before colonization to the modern global scene.
Throughout the courses in this program, you’ll read eyewitness testimonies of major historical events, watch documentaries and other films that bring the past alive and mull over brilliantly-crafted historical monographs that challenge your preconceived ideas on topics such as war and peace, social and political unrest, the creation of families and gender roles.
What can you do with a history degree?
Completing an online history degree prepares you for a variety of opportunities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Studying history exposes you to historical narratives and the research behind them while improving your critical thinking capabilities and ability to communicate clearly and effectively. You can also 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.
These skills have many applications and are crucial to the creation of informed citizens in a democracy. 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.
Online history degree courses
This program’s curriculum encourages you to take a closer look at common interpretations of events and understand how these narratives formed. With an emphasis on research and analysis, you’ll learn how to make in-depth and original conclusions.
HST 495: Methods of Historical Inquiry (L)
HST 109: United States to 1865 ((HU or SB) & H)
HST 101: Global History Since 1500 (HU & H & G)
HST 100: Global History to 1500 (HU & H & G)
HST 110: United States Since 1865 (SB & H)
HST 130: The Historian's Craft
HST 303: Studies in Asian History
HST 304: Studies in European History
Jobs you could get with a history degree
Completing a bachelor’s in history demonstrates your commitment to thorough research, compelling communication and an inquisitive approach to concerns and opportunities. Upon graduating, you’ll be equipped to serve in a wide range of professional roles. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
History degree admission requirements
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A college dedicated to immersive education
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.