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Bachelor of Arts
History

History
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Strengthen your research and writing skills and learn to think critically with a history degree from UMGC Europe.

Like other liberal arts majors, a major in history offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further graduate study.

One of the very first schools to offer a degree program in history online, UMGC brings you nearly two decades of experience in teaching history in an online environment. Plus, if you're based in the Washington, D.C., area, you'll have myriad opportunities to find internships and part-time and full-time jobs in the field via public institutions and federal positions. Our alumni have gone on to work at such agencies as the National Archives and the National Park Service.

This program is also available as a minor.


About the History Bachelor's Degree

In the history curriculum, you can study a range of historical eras and geographical areas, including China, the Middle East, wartime Europe, and the United States. You'll also dig into research and writing, learning how to lay the groundwork for and eventually complete a substantial original historical research project suitable for presentation or publication.

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or (3 Credits, HIST 141)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or (3 Credits, HIST 142)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 156)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 289)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 309)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 495)

Upper-level HIST courses (12 credits)

Focused study in U.S. or world history recommended, as follows:

U.S. History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 316L)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 365)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 461)

World History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 326)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in history requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

A degree with a major in history requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

Research and Computer Literacy Courses


  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M) or 
    (3 Credits, PACE 111C) or other PACE 111 course (to be taken in first 6 credits)

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150) or 
    (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) or other general education elective

  • (3 Credits, CMST 301) or another computing course appropriate to the academic major

Communications Courses


  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or ((course.WRTG 291!id)) or other writing course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 391) or other advanced upper-level writing course

Math Course


  • (3 Credits, MATH 105) or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses


  • (3 Credits, HIST 142) or 
    (3 Credits, HIST 157) or other arts and humanities course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 204) or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201) or 
    (3 Credits, PSYC 100) or other behavioral and social science course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and 
    (1 Credit, BIOL 102) or other paired science lecture and laboratory courses

  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100) or 
    (3 Credits, BIOL 160)

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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