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About the History Degree Program

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The Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney gives students a working knowledge of past events, people, ideas and values in the United States and in other parts of the world. Students at UNK will gain an understanding of contemporary society from a historical perspective that includes multi-cultural and global contexts.

The history department’s courses prepare students for a variety of careers from graduate and law schools, to public history and secondary teaching posts to business and industry. Each member of our faculty teaches courses at all levels from freshman surveys through graduate seminars. Many have won awards that recognize the high quality of their scholarship, teaching and service.


  • Award-winning faculty
  • Undergraduate research projects with faculty
  • Community collaboration and outreach
  • Contact with local professionals and networking opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • Academic and career advising

History B.A. Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

History, Bachelor of Arts


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Jacob McGinley

"After a tour of UNK’s campus I knew that I wanted to be a Loper. The professors in the department are extremely helpful in supporting students to excel and grasp concepts in history. They helped prepare me for the transition from undergraduate to graduate level education."

Jacob McGinley

What can you do with a History B.A. Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that History B.A. graduates work for.

Employers and Internships

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Buffalo County Historical Society
  • Civil War Remembrance
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Surf Ballroom
  • Glacier National Park
  • Library of Congress
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Teaching positions in middle schools, high schools, and higher education

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