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.
This course is designed to help students develop abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations. The evaluation and improvement of voice, diction, articulation and posture also are studied. May not be used as literature elective.
The first half of the United States history survey courses covers the period from the founding of Jamestown to the end of the Civil War. The development of regionalism and its effect on the coming of the Civil War provides the framework for the investigation. Required for majors in history and social studies education with a concentration in history.
The second half of the United States history survey course covers the period following the Civil War. The economic, political and ideological developments that allowed the United States to attain a position of the world leadership are closely examined. Required for majors in History and Social Studies Education with a concentration in History.
An introductory survey of the world's major civilizations from prehistory to 1500. Key societies will be examined from political, socio-economic, and cultural-intellectual perspectives.
An introductory survey of major civilizations from 1500 to the present, with particular emphasis on interactions and conflicts between Western and non-Western parts of the world. Key societies will be examined from political, socio-economic, and cultural-intellectual perspectives.
This course is founded upon a fundamental yet complex question; what is history? The course investigates this question by examining the various kinds of history; witnessing the myriad ways of communicating historical stories and arguments ranging from the scholarly monograph to the town square statue to the museum exhibit; and learning how historians of all types actually make history through close, rational analysis of historical sources. In the process students will learn that history is an ever-evolving craft, central to the life of every society.
This capstone course requires each student to design and craft his/her own written research project. In close consultation with the instructor, each student will select a topic, discover relevant primary and secondary sources, evaluate and analyze those sources, and develop an argument-based paper as a result of that process.(Class limit: 15 students)
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)
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