History

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Program: History
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 120 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online

UNK Transfer Guide

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, the law, education, or in the business world. 


General Studies Courses

View the required 45 credit hours of general studies courses.

Unrestricted Electives

(9 credit hours required)

BA Language Requirement

(6 credit hours required)

Major Courses  

(36 credit hours)

Take all of the following:

HIST 250 – American History (3 credit hours)
HIST 251 – American History (3 credit hours)

Select 3 to 6 credit hours of the following:

HIST 210 – Western Civilization (3 credit hours)
HIST 211 – Western Civilization (3 credit hours)

Select 0 to 3 credit hours of the following:

HIST 212 – Non-Western World History (3 credit hours)
HIST 215 – Introduction to Latin America (3 credit hours)

Advanced History Elective Courses

(24 credit hours)

A total of 24 credit hours in Advanced History electives are required. However, students must select advanced elective courses (HIST 300-HIST 499) from one of the following options: Advanced US History, Advanced European History, or Advanced Non-Western History. At least 9 credit hours of advanced history elective courses must be 400-level courses, while 15 credit hours can be 100, 200, or 300 level courses.

Advanced US History Option*
Select 9 credit hours

Advanced European History*   
Select 9 credit hours

Advanced Non-Western History*
Select 6 credit hours

*Not all courses for HIST 300-HIST 499 will be offered online every semester. To find the delivery method for each course offering, visit MyBlue.

For complete program information, view the Undergraduate Catalog.


How do I get started?  

1. Learn more about the program on the Department of History website, or request information.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the program's admission requirements above, or apply now.

3. Contact the coordinator with any questions about the program:

Amber Alexander or Stacey Stubbs
Program Coordinators
Department of History
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Phone: 308-865-8766
Email: historygradstudies@unk.edu

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