The events and ideas of the past are the foundation on which society is built, and earning your online Bachelor of Arts in History is the key to understanding the world and preparing for your future. SNHU's program is built on a comprehensive liberal arts education with a focus on the links between ancient civilizations and modern societies. You'll gain the analytical and critical-thinking skills to better communicate and engage with the world at large, while enlarging your perspective on what America was, is and can be.
The online history degree provides an education that builds on the development of critical-thinking skills inherent in a liberal arts education. The program offers a comprehensive look at history and gives you the ability to select from a broad range of electives, tailoring your course of study to fit your interests.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in History online at SNHU include:
The BA in History from SNHU is an excellent stepping stone to graduate studies in education, history, law and related fields, and it prepares graduates for a wide variety of career options where research, analysis and communication skills are valued.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,* professionals with a bachelor's degree in history qualify for entry-level historian positions at museums, historical associations or other small organizations. However, most bachelor's degree holders usually work in business, communications, education, journalism, law or publishing. Potential roles include:
Projections for job growth vary depending on the path you're interested in taking with your degree. For example, those interested in working as a market research analyst could see job growth of up to 23% through 2026,* while graduates seeking positions public relations may see an increase of 9%.*
Pursuing SNHU's online history degree ensures you'll receive a broad foundation in U.S. history and western civilization. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and a passion for history.
SNHU's bachelor's in history program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take 45 credits of general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.