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BA in History

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in History program explores both American and world history. Students also have the option to specialize in political science & government. Read more about the Bachelor of Arts in History program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in History

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who are seeking admission to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in History online degree program should have an interest in history as well as the ability to access course and program material on the Internet. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in History online degree program combines courses in world history with courses in American history to give students a broad education that can help prepare them for employment or advanced-level study. Courses cover topics like historiography, historical methodologies, world civilizations, American history, European history, Asian history, Middle Eastern history, and the Atlantic world. Students can also choose to specialize in political science & government. The program culminates with a research-based capstone project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in History:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Many of the major courses require the successful completion of General Education History Subject Area and English Proficiency.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • HIS 103: World Civilizations I (3 credits)
  • HIS 104: World Civilizations II (3 credits)
  • HIS 203: American History to 1865 (3 credits)
  • HIS 204: American History Since 1865 (3 credits)
  • HIS 303: The American Constitution* (3 credits)
  • HIS 378: Historiography & Historical Methodologies* (3 credits)
  • HIS 306: Twentieth-Century Europe* (3 credits)
  • HIS 310: American Women's History* (3 credits)
  • HIS 331: World War II* (3 credits)
  • HIS 340: Recent American History* (3 credits)
  • HIS 342: The Middle East* (3 credits)
  • HIS 351: Asia in the Age of Decolonization & Globalization* (3 credits)
  • HIS 379: The Atlantic World* (3 credits)
  • HIS 497: History Capstone: Advanced Research Project (Prerequisite: GEN 499: General Education Capstone) (3 credits)

*Prerequisites: Successful completion of General Education History Subject and English Proficiency.

Electives

  • Students must complete 35 elective credits.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in History program, students could go on to earn a master's degree. Earning a graduate degree may help students learn more about history or specialize in a particular area, such as military history or world history. A master's degree could also lead to broader career opportunities.

Master's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Military History
  • Master of Arts in American History
  • Master of Arts in World History

Career Paths:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in History online degree program helps students gain knowledge of American and world history. Upon graduation, students may be able to find positions with museums, academic organizations, libraries, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Their work may involve conducting research, cataloging materials, restoring or preserving artifacts, or educating the public.

Entry-level positions that graduates can pursue include:

  • Educator
  • International consultant
  • Historical researcher
  • Archaeologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Public servant and lawmaker

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/