Bachelor of Science in History Online Degree Program

Next Acceptance Deadline

Apr 25, 2018

Bachelor of Science in History Online Degree Program

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Uncover Past Events Through Liberty’s Online Bachelor’s in History Degree

Liberty University’s online Bachelor’s Degree in History immerses you in an in-depth investigation of human society and events of the past, equipping you to uncover the decisions and motivations of figures and peoples and bring lessons of those events to better our future. The online History Degree is designed to train you to engage with a well-rounded survey of global history through a variety of insightful perspectives and presentations. You will explore various periods in American, European, and Western history by observing economic trends, political actions, wars, and public perception.

Why Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in History?

Liberty University provides a 100% online history degree that gives you the flexibility you need to fit your studies into your life. While completing the Bachelor’s Degree in History online, you will study important foundational research and analysis skills that will train you to be a responsible curator of historical perspectives of original documents. In our online History program, you will learn many of the core skills for a career as a data analyst or intelligence analyst, all while studying fascinating periods in history. In Liberty University’s online History Degree, you will dig deep into fascinating historical periods that shaped the world we live in today and will learn how to identify modern perspectives and appreciate events with informed insight.

Highlights of the Online History Degree

  • By earning your B.S. History degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Learn from experienced historians with deep academic insights into fascinating periods of the past
  • Gain hands-on experience with researching source documents and gleaning important perspectives from events and people
  • Customize your degree plan with electives to broaden your skillset or become an expert in a specialized field
  • Take advantage of up to 90 credit hours in possible transfers from previous college credit, work-related training, or military experience to finish your degree faster and focus on historical studies.

What are the Benefits of the Online History Degree?

  • Pursuing the Bachelor of Science in History will provide you with a well-rounded education in U.S. and world history, which can be a foundation for a future career in teaching or research.
  • Do you have a military service background? All of Liberty University’s online programs offer military-friendly transfer policies and benefits, but the BS in History also provides fascinating courses in military history, including ancient history, civil war, and modern conflicts.
  • Liberty University received the Military Times 2017 Best Colleges for Vets award for 2017

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of an online History Degree by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • An additional discount is available for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course!).
  • Book Vouchers - Up to $400 per semester for online bachelors degree students!
  • College credit for military training.

What Will You Learn in the History Degree Online?

Liberty University’s online Bachelor’s Degree in History is designed to prepare students with practical, analytical, and research skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of historical figures, places, and events, and gives an opportunity for students to select specialized areas of history. All online History students take courses such as Historical Methodology and Geography for critical context and research skills, and important survey courses in Western Civilization and American History for the critical context of world events. Students then choose European, World, and U.S. History topic-specific electives and can further specialize in additional History and General Electives. Our History Degree’s online course content allows you to explore many cultures and time periods and then home in on the topics that interest them most, while still providing flexibility to pursue other courses useful for your career.

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History Online Degree Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Bachelor’s Degree in History Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options for Online History Degree Graduates

  • History Teacher
  • Historian
  • History Instructor
  • Museum Director
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Government Policy Advisor

Students considering a humanities-focused degree often wonder what they can do with a history degree. Even if you thoroughly enjoy studying history, practical students will want to know about jobs for history majors. Students will find many opportunities in academic studies, opening options in graduate studies to further specialize in historical expertise, or to become a teacher. Liberty University’s online Bachelor’s Degree in History gives you a balanced, practical analytical skillset that will make you an effective historian, but these skills will also apply to many other industries that need detail-oriented and consistent researchers.

Graduates with our Bachelor’s Degree in History may also be able to find job opportunities as a data analyst or intelligence analyst in business and government roles. The broad, pattern-focused perspectives provided by studies in the online History Degree also make students very effective historical policy advisors, bringing a much-needed understanding of policy successes from the past to current-day legislative challenges. Liberty University’s online History Degree is a flexible and marketable degree that provides many rewarding career options without limiting students to teaching or becoming an academic.