Online Bachelor of Arts in History
The University’s flagship history program offers the opportunity to earn a respected bachelor’s degree while exploring history’s fascinating events, people and cultures that determined the course of modern civilization. This popular program is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of four essential historical perspectives, while also giving students the flexibility to tailor their major to a variety of concentrations.
The University is entirely online, providing the opportunity for working adults to fit a quality liberal arts degree into their busy lives. Additionally, the program emphasizes critical and analytical thinking, and effective research and writing skills which are universal and valuable in a variety of professional applications.
Whether you’re interested in Western Civilization, Colonial or American History, the Civil War, World War II, the Antiquities ranging Ancient Greece to the Roman Empire, the Cold War, Middle East history, or an analysis of Iran, this dynamic history program offers compelling choices. The online Bachelor of Arts in History program is taught by passionate and experienced professors. Many are accomplished historians, researchers and published authors who bring their in-depth research and informed perspectives into the online discussion. Students also connect with a community of avid leaners and professionals who share their enthusiasm for history studies.
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2012-2013 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||60%|
|Tuition & Fees as of September 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2012-2013 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 89% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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