online Bachelor of Arts for History Professionals

American Public University's flagship history program offers the opportunity to earn a respected bachelor's degree while exploring history's fascinating events, people and cultures that determined the course of modern civilization. This popular program is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of four essential historical perspectives, while also giving students the flexibility to tailor their major to a variety of concentrations.

American Public University is entirely online, providing the opportunity for working adults to fit a quality liberal arts degree into their busy lives. Additionally, the program emphasizes critical and analytical thinking, and effective research and writing skills which are universal and valuable in a variety of professional applications.

Whether you’re interested in Western Civilization, Colonial or American History, the Civil War, World War II, the Antiquities ranging Ancient Greece to the Roman Empire, the Cold War, Middle East history, or an analysis of Iran, this dynamic history program offers compelling choices. The online Bachelor of Arts in History program is taught by passionate and experienced professors. Many are accomplished historians, researchers and published authors who bring their in-depth research and informed perspectives into the online discussion. Students also connect with a community of avid learners and professionals who share their enthusiasm for history studies.

Concentrations

Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.

  • American History
  • European History
  • General
  • Global History
 

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Annual Tuition & Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant. WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT Undergraduate (30 credits annually) Graduate (18 credits annually) $8,000 $8,600 $6,150 $6,600 Our tuitionper credit hour $250 Our tuitionper credit hour $270 Our tuitionper credit hour $325 Our tuitionper credit hour $350

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