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Earn Your BA in History Online

To understand our world today, you must often delve into its past. By earning your Bachelor of Arts in History online from American Public University, you will explore the major events, people, and cultures that have shaped the course of modern civilization.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Goal Focused

A major portion of this BA in History is devoted to coursework in your selected area of concentration. This gives you the chance for an in-depth exploration of topics that meet your personal or professional goals.

Real-World Application

APU’s program will help you develop critical and analytical thinking skills, which are desirable professional attributes. It also provides an opportunity to conduct effective research and improve your professional writing skills.

Enriched Learning

Your academic journey is guided by faculty who are authors and historians themselves, actively conducting research. They are passionate about their work and generously mentor students throughout their studies.

Rich Resources

You will have access to our University’s online library and its thousands of academic texts and materials, providing an abundant source for reading and research material.

Peer Collaboration

Through student activities, like the Saber and Scroll History Club and the Historical Studies Honor Society, there are ample opportunities to interact with fellow students, among them educators, historians, and history enthusiasts. Our internationally circulated student-run journal, The Saber and Scroll, affords students the opportunity to be professionally published.

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