Bachelor of Arts in History

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Kirstie E. Class of 2018, Military Veteran


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The BA in History program includes four-week classes.
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Program Overview

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Explore different worlds, times, places, and cultures and understand how each of them has shaped and formed the environment we live in today with a Bachelor of Arts in History. This in-depth study of the past will broaden your perspective and guide you in uncovering the essential elements of human existence. You’ll know the fascinating work of historians as you examine court documents, diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts; conduct research; write; teach; evaluate; and make recommendations.

A history degree is excellent preparation for journalists, ad writers, editors, and anyone interested in producing multimedia materials and documentaries. Historians work as researchers in museums and local historical organizations that deal with cultural resources management and historic preservation, and make valuable contributions to government and private think tanks. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts History degree often become educators themselves, as well as enjoy rewarding careers as information managers such as archivists, records managers, and librarians. The field of law also attracts many history graduates.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. and world history.
  • Analyze a variety of primary sources.
  • Analyze secondary sources for their argument and use of supporting evidence.
  • Discuss current concerns, new theories, new evidence and issues that shape the history of historical interpretation.
  • Conduct historical research and support with appropriate primary and secondary source materials.

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Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 170,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

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