History, BS

Bachelor of Science Degree in History

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online History, Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is designed to provide students with well-rounded expertise in history and other social science disciplines that are highly applicable in today's workforce. 

Students of the History, BS online program benefit by gaining:

  • A working knowledge of past events, people, ideas and values in the United States and other parts of the world. 
  • An understanding of contemporary society from a historical perspective. 
  • A fully online program with flexibility to accommodate busy schedules. 
  • Invested faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students. 
  • A low student-to-faculty ratio, which ensures individual guidance necessary for a positive learning experience.  
  • Preparation for the pursuit of a graduate degree. 

Students take courses in history as well as courses with an emphasis in areas such as economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

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

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 Historians research, analyze and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources.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. Students with a degree in history can pursue careers as:

  • Historians
  • Archivists
  • Teachers
  • Curators
  • Museum Workers
  • Anthropologists
  • Archaeologists

Graduates from the UNK history program have interned and worked in the following places: 

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Buffalo Country Historical Society
  • Civil War Remembrance
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Surf Ballroom
  • Glacier National Park
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Nebraska Press

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.

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.