History, BA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Program Overview

The online History, Bachelor of Arts (BA) is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of people, events, ideas and values from a historical perspective as a means to understand both past and contemporary societies. 

Students pursue the History, BA online program to:

  • Improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills 
  • Gain a working knowledge of past events, people, ideas and values in the United States and other parts of the world. 
  • Increase their understanding of contemporary society from a historical perspective. 
  • Learn from invested faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students. 
  • Take advantage of the flexibility offered by a fully online program that accommodates busy schedules. 

Career Outlook: The study of history is an important cornerstone of any institution, which helps society understand different people and civilizations, provides identity and contributes to moral understanding. Historians research, analyze and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for historians is expected to grow by 6%, which is about the average rate. 

Graduates of the program often find careers in history, business, law, education or continue toward graduate studies. 

The History, BA program is ideal for professionals looking to work as:

  • Historians
  • Postsecondary Teachers 
  • Archivists 
  • Curators 
  • Museum Workers 
  • High School Teachers

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma

  2. Completed coursework

    Students should have 45 credit hours of general studies courses

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

History, BA program of study includes: 

  • 30 credit hours of general studies
  •  6 credits in language
  • 36 credit hours in major courses
  • 24 credit hours of advanced history electives
  • The number of unrestricted electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will vary

This program requires the completion of an additional major or a minor. 

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HIST 211Western Civilization3
The Age of Absolute Monarchy, the French Revolution and Napoleon, Age of Nationalism and the two World Wars.
HIST 210Western Civilization3
A brief survey of ancient Near Eastern civilization, history of Greek and Roman peoples, feudalism, medieval church, crusades, Renaissance and Reformation.
HIST 215Introduction to Latin America3
A concise review of the history of Latin America from the Aztec and Inca to contemporary affairs. Designed to introduce the student to highlights of political, social, economic, and cultural themes which have coalesced to distinguish these societies in this important part of the Third World.
HIST 251American History3
American history covering the period from 1865 to present.
HIST 212Non-Western World History3
A survey of the historical interaction of the specific civilizations which together comprise non-Western world civilization in their intellectual, political, economic, and religious aspects.
HIST 250American History3
American history covering the period from 1492 to 1865.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HIST 100-399Various elective course options15
HIST 400-levelVarious elective course options9

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.