Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in History degree program offered by Sterling College is intended for those who wish to pursue further education in Historical Studies or acquire careers that require a degree in History. This program is offered completely online by Sterling College and is aimed at those non-traditional students who wish to acquire this degree, but cannot commit to a full-time college schedule.

This program is taught through Sterling College’s History and Government Department, which intends to prepare its majors with a rich understanding of culture, geography, government, science, literature, and religion. From events that shaped the world to contemporary events and current public issues, this program helps the students gain a strong understanding of the history of the United States, as well as both Western and non-Western civilizations.

A student who pursues a Bachelor of Arts degree is history is prepared for many different types of employment. This course of study can lead to positions such as museum curator, historian, librarian, writer, lawyer, researcher, politician, National Park ranger, and perhaps a law enforcement officer. This degree program also equips its students with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to keep on their journey of higher education and continue their studies in graduate school.

The courses required by the History and Government Department at Sterling College include 61 credit hours of some of the following classes: Modern America 1919 to Present, Principles of Sociology, Economics, Kansas History and Government, Modern Europe, Foundations of Servant Leadership, Basic Christian Doctrines, The Gilded Age, and the Civil War Era.

This degree program is offered to students either in-house or completely online. Sterling College emphasizes this alternative way of acquiring a degree for those who wish to gain an education, but do not have the time to pursue a full-time college schedule. Students can also take advantage of the Guaranteed Admission Advantage offered by the college, which means that some students can transfer into Sterling with credits already acquired from an associate degree from another accredited institution.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Students first studied liberal arts, education, and business at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas in the late nineteenth century. The college opened as Cooper Memorial College in 1887, named after a respected leader of the Presbyterian Church. In 1919, the school’s president, Dr. Turner, changed the name to Sterling College so he would not have to repeatedly inform people of its location. Though the name changed, the vision did not and the private, not-for-profit Sterling College continues to educate students while placing an emphasis on the Christian faith.

    Sterling is a Christian liberal arts college offering a variety of bachelor's degrees, many of which can be earned online. Students completing online courses take classes that mirror those of on-campus degrees.


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