History Bachelor's Degree
Credit Hours
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
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Explore the Past with Liberty’s Online History Degree

Do you have a keen interest in history? Liberty University’s online bachelor’s degree in history immerses you in an in-depth investigation of human society and events of the past. By uncovering the decisions and motivations of figures and people of the past, you can use the lessons of those events to better your future. 

Our online history degree is designed to train you to engage with a well-rounded examination 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.

Many people think that history degree programs merely have you memorize facts and dates. In reality, your studies in history will hone your mind and make you a keen critical thinker. Your research skills will enable you to find the resources you need quickly. You can learn to dig deeper to find the facts that will support your argument.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in History?

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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 gain crucial foundational research and analysis skills that will train you to be a responsible curator of historical perspectives of original documents. In our online history degree, you can learn many of the core skills for a career as a data analyst or intelligence analyst, all while studying fascinating periods in history and learning about world civilizations. 

You will also dig deep into fascinating historical periods that shaped the world we live in today. This background will give you the ability to appreciate modern events with informed insight.

What Are the Benefits of Pursuing Our Online History Degree?

  • Pursuing the Bachelor of Science in History will provide you with a well-rounded education in U.S. and world history. This can be a foundation for a future career in teaching or research.
  • Besides traditional bachelor’s in history jobs, there is a wide range of fields that can use your research ability and ability to analyze data.
  • In today’s world of smartphones and short attention spans, companies value employees who can construct an argument and present a well-thought-out solution to a problem. 
  • Do you have a military service background? All of Liberty University’s online programs offer military-friendly transfer policies and benefits. The BS in History also provides fascinating courses in military history, including ancient history, United States history of the Civil War, and modern conflicts.

What Will You Learn in the Online History Degree?

Liberty University’s online bachelor’s degree in history is designed to provide you with practical, analytical, and research skills. Additionally, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of historical figures, places, and events. There is also the opportunity 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 essential survey courses in western civilization and American history for the critical context of world events. 

Liberty’s historical methodology course will teach you what it means to be a historian. You can learn how to write a research paper and, most importantly, the process of studying history. Developing research skills and the ability to analyze the decisions and actions of past historical figures is a skill that will be very useful in fields such as market research or intelligence analysis.

You can then choose to study European, world, and U.S. history topic-specific electives and can further specialize in additional history and general electives. Our online history degree course content allows you to explore many cultures and time periods. You can then focus on the topics that interest you most while still providing flexibility to pursue other courses useful for your career.

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Bachelor’s Degree in History Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

Potential Career Options for Online History Degree Graduates

  • Data analyst
  • Editor
  • Government policy advisor
  • Historian
  • History professor*
  • History teacher*
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Lawyer*
  • Market research analyst
  • Museum director*
  • Writer

*These careers might require further education or certification

You might be wondering what career you can pursue with a bachelor’s in history. Even if you thoroughly enjoy studying history, you will want to know about jobs for history majors. There are 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 skill set that will make you a competent historian, but these skills will also apply to many other industries that need detail-oriented and consistent researchers.

Graduates with a 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 can also make you very useful as a historical policy advisor.

Admission Requirements for the B.S. in History 

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores are required for an official admissions decision
    • Students may be allowed to enroll in up to 12 credit hours with Liberty with the submission of an unofficial high school transcript and our High School Self-Certification form
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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. 

Highlights of Our Online History Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your history degree online from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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 9 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!

  • Learn from experienced historians with profound academic insights into fascinating periods of the past in our online history degree.
  • Gain hands-on experience by researching source documents and gleaning essential perspectives from events and people.
  • Customize your degree plan with electives to broaden your skill set or become an expert in a specialized field.
  • Take advantage of a minor to further focus or complement your history degree.
  • Liberty University’s online history degree is a flexible and marketable degree that provides many rewarding career options.
  • Take advantage of up to 90 transfer credits from previous college courses, work-related training, or military experience to finish your degree faster and focus on historical studies.