Online Bachelor’s Degrees in History

An online bachelor’s degree in history may provide students with a solid foundation in a specific area of study. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may learn how to interpret different historical events, assess historical phenomena, and examine interactions between societies and cultures. Coursework in these programs may include a bulk of general education requirements along with electives and major-specific courses, such as state and local government, historical methodologies, and world civilizations.

Graduates may seek entry-level employment or opt to further their education and enroll in a graduate-level program in history or a related field. Bachelor’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in museums, education, business, and public service.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 25% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s-level program in history may combine several general education requirements along with major-specific courses and electives. Students may also choose among an area of concentration, such as American, European, military, or Middle Eastern history. In these four-year programs, students may study the development of human society as well as how the different social, economical, and political aspects affect the world. Core online history courses may include the following:

  • World Civilizations
  • American History
  • Historical Methodologies
  • Women’s History
  • World War II
  • Middle East
  • State and Local Government

Career Options

Graduates of online baccalaureate degree programs in history may find careers in education, public service, museums, historical sites, and business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing a career as curators are expected to increase by 25% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • International Consultant
  • Curator
  • Historical Researcher
  • Archivist
  • History Teacher

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in history may continue their education and enroll in a master’s-level program in history. Students enrolled in these upper-level, research-heavy programs may gain additional knowledge on various areas and periods found in history.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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