Associate Of Arts In History Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Explore the Past While Preparing for Your Future with an Associate of Arts in History

Earning an associate degree in history is a great start for a career in a history-related field, business, or creative pursuit. Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in History degree provides foundational training in American and world history, civic and global engagement, and interpreting historical documents.   

Our associate degree in history equips you to look back in order to move forward with greater wisdom and insight. This program is a foundational degree if you are interested in understanding culture, governance, or history, and if you want to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in the future. In considering our historical past, undergirded by a biblical worldview, we can construct the type of future we want with clarity and understanding.

Why Choose Our A.A. in History?

Our A.A. in History is 100% online, which gives you the flexibility to remain active with your work and family while you pursue an education. The skills you gain will help you in your career pursuits, possessing knowledge of inquiry and research methods, and the ability to communicate logically.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Associate Degree in History?  

Our online history classes not only provide training in American and world history, but they also equip you with the soft skills you need to be successful in any career field you choose.  You will learn how to communicate effectively, write research papers, develop a strong work ethic, and lead with biblical principles.  

Throughout this degree, you will dig deep into fascinating historical periods that shaped the world we live in today. You’ll study how to identify modern perspectives and appreciate events with informed insight. The wisdom you gain from looking at the past can be a great asset in various careers. Additionally, you will learn not only the events and dates of most importance in history but how to take that knowledge and use it to gain insights into the realities of modern living.

Liberty’s mission is to “Train Champions for Christ” who go into all career fields as representatives of their faith. In this degree program, you will study the history of western civilization and how Christianity has helped to shape the world we live in. Our experienced professors will help cultivate your love of history and integrate your faith into all aspects of your degree. You will graduate with the confidence in your abilities and the impact you will have on those around you.

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    Military Benefits

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

    • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course).
    • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
    • Potential college credit for military training.

    Benefits of the A.A. in History from Liberty University

    • By earning your associate in history degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in any field you choose.
    • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years  ̶  and counting.
    • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
    • You can complete our associate degree in history in less than one and a half years.

    Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission Application
    • Application fee*
    • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed official transcript request form**
    • A High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English Proficiency

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

    Potential Careers

    • State Monuments, National Monuments, & Parks
    • Genealogy libraries
    • Museums
    • Writer
    • Various entry-level federal and state government agency jobs