Online Bachelor of Arts in History

The Bachelor of Arts in history is an interdisciplinary degree designed to give you an understanding of the development of human society and the political, social, economic, and cultural dynamics that influence today’s complex world.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Document historical findings with today’s innovative techniques

As part of the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we offer one of the largest and strongest history programs in the country. The curriculum is firmly based in the humanities and involves the critical, historical and comparative study of texts, practices and contexts, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In this program, you’ll learn to craft stories from materials other people have left behind – constitutions, land deeds, diaries, guns and bones. In order to keep up with the discipline’s constantly evolving techniques of analysis and gathering information, you’ll also learn to use and create digital media, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis and to present your findings in compelling ways.

Learn skills to take with you into your career

 

In today’s competitive marketplace, there is a significant and increasing demand for professionals with critical thinking and writing skills and individuals who possess the unique ability to thoughtfully evaluate conflicting pieces of information. You’ll be prepared for a successful career in business, education or public service.

This is a transfer-friendly program that is ideal for students looking to complete their degree or for those with family and career responsibilities. As a graduate of this program, you’ll also gain a distinct edge in pursuing a master’s degree in fields such as business, history, justice studies, law and public administration.

Featured courses


HST 304: Studies in European History (SB & H)


HST 306: Studies in United States History ((HU or SB) & H)


HST 495: Methods of Historical Inquiry (L)


HST 485: History in the Wild


HST 130: The Historian's Craft


HST 303: Studies in Asian History (SB & H)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in History have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Archivist


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $51,760

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Historian


Growth: 6 %
Salary: $59,120

History Professor


Growth: 10.3 %
Salary: $72,690

Intelligence Officer


Growth: 4.5 %
Salary: $79,970

Lawyer


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $119,250

Military Officer


Growth: null %
Salary:

Museum Curator


Growth: 14 %
Salary: $53,770

News Reporter


Growth: -10 %
Salary: $39,370

Prestigious faculty

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

Admission requirements

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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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

ASU’s 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

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