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
Tyler McKeone

"I loved the variety of classes offered by the History Department and the quality of professors at UNK. I took a wide variety of classes, taught by experts in the field. I also really appreciated how many research opportunities were available. I was assigned to interview a veteran. That assignment really opened my eyes as to how many wonderful untold stories are out there."


Tyler McKeone

Student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law School