Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
Why Pursue This Program
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 Historians research, analyze and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources.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:
- Postsecondary Teachers
- Museum Workers
- High School Teachers
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.