Study the evolution of the United States in the online Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in American History at Southern New Hampshire University. From the struggles for freedom during the American Revolution to the rise of the United States as a world leader in the 20th century, tracing the expansion and growth of the U.S. provides a compelling perspective on how it now fits into the dynamic global environment.
The American history degree online provides an education that builds on the development of critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills inherent in a liberal arts education and prepares you for a variety of career paths.
In the American history bachelor’s concentration, you’ll acquire a valuable understanding of the world by reading, evaluating and discussing events that have influenced society. Learn how to develop, craft, and present ideas and arguments that help you convince, persuade and educate. You can also use your American history degree online course of studies to practice research skills as you employ proven techniques for pinpointing and analyzing information that helps you build support for your ideas and opinions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in history online at SNHU include:
The online BA in American history is an excellent steppingstone to graduate studies in education, history, law and related fields, and it prepares graduates for a wide variety of career options.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals with a bachelor's degree in history may qualify for entry-level historian positions at museums, historical associations or other small organizations. However, most bachelor's degree holders usually work outside of traditional history jobs, such as positions in business, communications, education, journalism, law or publishing. Roles include communications specialist, editor, journalist, lobbyist, political scientist or researcher.*
Pursuing SNHU's American history degree online ensures you'll receive a broad foundation in U.S. history. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and a passion for history.
SNHU's bachelor's in american 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 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.
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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