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Bachelor of Science in History

Program Details

A Bachelor of Science in History degree is available from Liberty University. While in this program, students will study subjects such as the Civil War, Revolutionary War, American economic trends, and World Wars I and II. This degree is designed for those interested in entering the field of history, and who want to enter a career as a historian who can also integrate their faith into their profession.

This program asks students to complete a total of 120 credit hours in order to earn this degree. While Liberty allows some credits to be transferred in, there are some stipulations; 30 overall credit hours and 18 credit hours of major courses must be taken at Liberty, in addition to taking 30 credit hours of upper-level courses as a part of the total 120 credit hours. If credits are being transferred, students should consult with an advisor before planning their course schedule. All of the courses in this program are offered in an online format. The courses are broken into different sections: core competency requirements, skills & knowledge, major courses, and electives. Students must complete 36 hours in core courses, nine in skills & knowledge, 42 in major courses, and 33 hours of electives.

Some of the classes included in the major courses are Roman Civilization, American Economic History, and Modern American Military History. After completing all the curriculum requirements, graduates may find positions as historians, museum directors, history instructors, or library assistants. Liberty places focus on commitment, service, and learning through collaboration of students, faculty, and God. This school intends to challenge students to serve each other, strive towards excellence, and effectively prepare for their future career or position.

Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.


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