Program Overview

The EOU History Department offers a B.A. completely online, all taught by faculty engaged in active scholarly research in their fields and who are subject matter experts. The faculty balances teaching and research to expose students to theoretical developments in the discipline while helping students develop critical thinking skills, academic writing skills, and helping them become informed readers and citizens. Even online, EOU offers courses ranging from Renaissance Europe to environmental history to history through film. The history degree provides a context for the study of other disciplines and for students to understand the continuity of societies. It also helps prepare inpiduals for responsible citizenship in a perse society.

This program requires 15 credits in the lower pision from U.S. History and World Civilization courses. It requires 10 credits in each of the following categories: U.S. History, European and World History, and Western, Comparative, and Thematic History. Students must take 15 credits of Historical Theory and Method courses, including a History capstone. For the capstone, students have the option to write a thesis or complete a project in public history (working in archives or museums). Students who intend to teach at the elementary or secondary level may also work with faculty to develop a curriculum module that takes state standards into consideration.

EOU history students go on to graduate school, law school, and careers in teaching, public service, research, libraries, and museums. The foundation of the discipline is a liberal education, which prepares students to enter a variety of careers and disciplines.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Eastern Oregon University is a four-year public state university located in La Grande, Oregon. Founded in 1929, the university began as a preparatory school for teachers and was originally known as the Eastern Oregon Normal School. The university underwent yet a name change in the 1970s and became known as Eastern Oregon State College, which remained until 1997 when the university adopted its current name.

    Student at EOU can earn degrees at the associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s level in addition to post-secondary certificates. Eastern Oregon University offers in business administration, history, psychology, public administration and many more. Many of EOU's bachelor's and master's degrees are available in online or hybrid formats, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certifications and endorsements.


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