Program Overview

Explore different worlds, times, places, and cultures and understand how each of them has shaped and formed the environment we live in today. The Bachelor of Arts in History program at National University will develop your skills of historical explanation, discernment, and synthesis. This in-depth study of the past will broaden your perspective and guide you in uncovering the essential elements of human existence. In your path to the acquisition of historical knowledge and critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills, you’ll know the fascinating work of historians: as you examine court documents, diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts; conduct research, write, teach, evaluate, and make recommendations. A history degree is excellent preparation for journalists, ad writers, editors, and anyone interested in producing multimedia materials and documentaries. Historians work as researchers in museums and local historical organizations that deal with cultural resources management and historic preservation, and make valuable contributions to government and private think tanks. Graduates with a degree in history often become educators themselves, as well as enjoy rewarding careers as information managers such as archivists, records managers, and librarians. The field of law also attracts many history graduates.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    High School Diploma or GED required.

    School Overview

    Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services.

    National University offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs from the following schools and colleges:

    • School of Business and Management
    • Sanford College of Education
    • School of Engineering and Computing
    • School of Health and Human Services
    • School of Professional Studies
    • College of Letters and Sciences

    More than 70 National University degree programs are available 100 percent online.


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