Online History, BA | University of Nebraska at Kearney

History, BA

Bachelor of Arts

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Bachelor of Arts in History provides a working knowledge of people, events, ideas, and values from a historical perspective as a means to understand both past and contemporary societies. 

Students in this program master the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills needed to succeed in a graduate program or in careers such as public history, law, education, or in the business world. 

Mark Ellis, Ph.D.
Professor, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Mark Ellis specializes in the history of the American West / Native American but also teaches courses on the Great Depression, World War II, American Sports, History and Film and Historiography. He has published numerous articles and a book on aspects of frontier law and legal culture.

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
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Application Deadlines

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

Program of study

  • General studies courses - 45 credit hours
  • Unrestricted electives - 9 credit hours
  • Language - 6 credit hours
  • Major courses - 36 credit hours
    HIST 250, 251; select 3-6 credits from HIST 210, 211; and select 0-3 credits from HIST 212, 215
  • Advanced history elective courses - 24 credit hours
    Students select from HIST 300-499 from one of the following options: Advanced US History, Advanced European History, or Advanced Non-Western History. At least 9 credit hours must be at the 400-level, while 15 credit hours can be 100, 200 or 300-level.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HIST 210Western Civilization3

Course Number: HIST 210

A brief survey of ancient Near Eastern civilization, history of Greek and Roman peoples, feudalism, medieval church, crusades, Renaissance and Reformation.

HIST 211Western Civilization3

Course Number: HIST 211

The Age of Absolute Monarchy, the French Revolution and Napoleon, Age of Nationalism and the two World Wars.

HIST 212Non-Western World History3

Course Number: HIST 212

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 215Introduction to Latin America3

Course Number: HIST 215

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 250American History3

Course Number: HIST 250

American history covering the period from 1492 to 1865.

HIST 251American History3

Course Number: HIST 251

American history covering the period from 1865 to present.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HIST 100-399Various elective course options15

Course Number: HIST 100-399

HIST 400-levelVarious elective course options9

Course Number: HIST 400-level

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $261.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $318.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $783.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $954.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $396.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $453.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1188.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $1359.75

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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.

  • Flexibility

    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.

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