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Bachelor of Arts in History-Online

A degree in History provides students with a critical intellectual framework to assess and understand human affairs. The degree is made up of 120 credit hours that include classes in History, Geography, Political Science among others.


Bachelor of Arts in History - through online courses.

Students in this degree program complete a traditional history B.A. through online courses. Students in this degree program may not reside in the Hampton Roads region, but are expected to participate fully in their online courses and stay in contact with their advisor and other professors via email and phone. Students may also transfer in to this degree program from any of our other degree programs.

What to expect as a history student

Expect to begin developing how to be a creative and flexible problem solver who can make sound judgments and communicate your ideas effectively. Your courses will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how the major civilizations have shaped human behavior over time and space. You should have a working knowledge and an appreciation of the world's cultural diversity.

Degree at a glance

  • Average Class Size: 30
  • Classes are offered online.

Where will my degree take me?

The BA in History prepares students for a multitude of job opportunities, including : Archivist, Interpreter, Lawyer, Librarian, Museum Curator, Park Ranger, Policy Advisor, Politician, Researcher, Strategist, Teacher

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR 1ST SEM. 2ND SEM. TOTAL
SEM 101 and 102, Spartan Seminar 1 1 2
BIO 100 Biological Science 3 - 3
BIO 100L Biological Science Lab 1 - 1
ENG 101 & 102 College English I & II 3 3 6
HED 100 Personal and Community Health - 2 2
HIS 100 & 101 World History Parts 1 & 2 3 3 6
MTH 103 Contemporary Mathematics 3 - 3
PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness for Life - 1 1
CSC 150 Computer Concepts - 3 3
HIS 102 & 103 US History Parts 1 & 2 3 3 6
  17 16 33

 

SECOND YEAR 1ST SEM. 2ND SEM. TOTAL
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 1 - 1
HIS 335 African American History or HIS 336, or HIS 370 or HIS 371 - 3 3
GEO 130 Principles of Geography 3 - 3
Foreign Language 111 or 112 OR INT 375 or ENG 214 3 3 6
POS 100 American Government or BUS 175, or SOC 101 or ECN 200 - 3 3
ENG 383 African American Literature of MUS 234 or FIA 370 3 - 3
ENG 207 World Literature or FIA 201 or MUS 301 - 3 3
SCI 101 Physical Science - 3 3
HIS 205 Introduction to History (FO) 3 - 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3 - 3
  16 15 31

 

THIRD YEAR 1ST SEM. 2ND SEM. TOTAL
HIS 305 3 Rs of History - 3 3
Geography Elective 3 - 3
US History Elective (HIS 313, 314, 315, 328, 337 or 364) 3 3 6
Atlantic World History (HIS 310, 320, 346, 350) 3 3 6
History Elective (300-400 level) - 3 3
CSC 200 or GEO 360 or ENG 410 or POS elective 3 - 3
Electives 2 3 5
  14 15 29

 

FOURTH YEAR 1ST SEM. 2ND SEM. TOTAL
Elective 3 3 6
HIS 497 Introduction to Historical Research (FO) 3 - 3
GEO 430 Geography of Slavery 3 - 3
HIS 494 Internship 3 - 3
History Electives (300-400 level) 3 6 9
Geography Elective - 3 3
  15 12 27
(FO)=Taught during Fall Semester only
(SO)=taught during Spring Semester only
    120