Apply the past in multiple career paths

The online bachelor’s degree 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. Through this program, you will master the critical thinking, reading and writing skills needed to succeed in graduate school or in versatile careers within history, law, education, business or government. These fields require historical expertise for problem-solving and decision-making today.

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

Completing a bachelor’s degree qualifies you for additional job positions and careers. The median salary for those with bachelor’s degrees is 39% higher than for those with a high school diploma (no college experience) and 34% higher for those with some college but no degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Historian
  • Research Assistant
  • Archivist
  • Museum Curator
  • Political Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Consultant
Daniel Feickert

"I think that teachers can have a great impact on a person’s life and I hope to be a positive influence on my students every day. I think that UNK truly prepared me for life beyond college. The things I learned in the classroom helped me prepare for my career, and the life experiences I had in Kearney helped me prepare to become a responsible adult."

Daniel Feickert

Elkhorn Public Schools