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Online Bachelor's Degree

History

History
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Strengthen your research and writing skills; learn to think critically; and prepare for a future in politics, law, journalism, or education by pursuing a bachelor's degree in history

A Bachelor of Arts in history from University of Maryland Global Campus 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 at public and federal institutions. Our alumni have gone on to work for such agencies as the National Archives and the National Park Service.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (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 either U.S. history or world history recommended; see Degree Focus tab

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111C)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, CMST 301)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, HIST 115)
Major
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, HIST 116)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19
(3 Credits, HIST 157)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21
(3 Credits, HIST 289)
Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23
(3 Credits, HIST 309)
Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
U.S. History:
(1 - 3 Credits, HIST 316)L
World History:
(3 Credits, HIST 326)
Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
U.S. History:
(3 Credits, HIST 365)
World History:
(3 Credits, HIST 337)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
U.S. History:
(3 Credits, HIST 377)
World History:
(3 Credits, HIST 392)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
U.S. History:
(3 Credits, HIST 461)
World History:
(3 Credits, HIST 480)
Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40
(3 Credits, HIST 495)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

Through a vertical pathway, students who complete this program may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for a master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management or Management with an Accounting specialization.

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