BS History Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Course
Transfer Credits
Up to 75 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Uncover Past Events Through Liberty’s Online 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. Our 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 Choose Liberty’s Online 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 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 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.

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Bachelor’s Degree in History 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)
  • An additional discount is available for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course!).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • College credit for military training.

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 an online 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 a competent 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 makes students very useful 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.

Admission Requirements for BS in History 

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 information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*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

  • By earning your Bachelor’s degree in History from a nonprofit 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.
  • 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 three years  ̶  and counting.

  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be 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 with researching source documents and gleaning essential 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.