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Bachelor of Arts in History

Navigate our complex world with your online history degree from Ashford University. Throughout this degree, you will demonstrate your comprehension of the evolving forces that continually shape modern life as well as evaluate how events and movements shaped the past, and how the past has shaped the modern world.

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What you will learn

Your bachelor’s degree in history provides a broad curriculum, balanced between both American and World history. Your courses include social studies, explore multiple regions and cultures, and conclude with a research-focused capstone course. Upon completion of your history degree, you will be able to:

  • Utilize appropriate historical sources in the completion of written and/or oral narratives and analysis
  • Interpret events, institutions, and human communities in their historical contexts
  • Assess historical phenomena in terms of continuity, change, causation, and significance
  • Distinguish between history and other ways of thinking about the past
  • Evaluate historical events and trends from global perspectives that examine interaction between societies and cultures
  • Assess the significance of social and cultural developments within broader historical contexts

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Your Courses in History

Dive into the past, and prepare for your future. Your courses explore multiple regions and cultures, and conclude with a research-focused capstone course. History course topics include the American Constitution, women’s history, world civilizations, historical methodologies, decolonization, and globalization. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

BA in History Online

Discover the bachelor’s in history online from Ashford University. In this video, Program Chair Dr. Matthew Laubacher explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in history.

Careers in History

No matter what career you choose, the study of history enhances your understanding of the world. Take a look at your potential history career options below.

History Careers

Online History Association


The History Association's purpose is to support the study of History at Ashford University. Join the LinkedIn online club for history students.

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This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.

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