Online Bachelor of Arts in History

Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in history online 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. This program is perfect for those interested in careers in law, business, education and policy-making.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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How to get a history degree online

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 this degree 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 degree can be completed as part of a 4+1 accelerated program option. 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 a history major?

 

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.

Will my history degree say 'online'?

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.

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. An emphasis on research and analysis leads to in-depth and original conclusions. Featured courses include:


HST 495: Methods of Historical Inquiry (L)


HST 101: Global History Since 1500 (HU & H & G)


HST 109: United States to 1865 ((HU or SB) & H)


HST 110: United States Since 1865 (SB & H)


HST 100: Global History to 1500 (HU & H & G)


HST 130: The Historian's Craft


HST 303: Studies in Asian History


HST 304: Studies in European History


Careers for history majors

History majors are equipped to serve in a wide range of professional roles. Completing an online history degree demonstrates your commitment to thorough research, compelling communication and an inquisitive approach to concerns and opportunities. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Archivist


Growth: 7.9 %
Salary: $56,760

Editor


Growth: -7.3 %
Salary: $63,400

Historian


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $63,100

History Professor


Growth: 3.6 %
Salary: $76,890

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 1.1 %
Salary: $86,940

Lawyer


Growth: 4.0 %
Salary: $126,930

Military Officer


Growth: %
Salary:

Museum Curator


Growth: 12.6 %
Salary: $56,990

News Reporter


Growth: -11.2 %
Salary: $49,300

Educators who support critical thought and new perspectives

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.

Educators who support critical thought and new perspectives

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.

History degree admission requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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