HISTORY ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR

HISTORY ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR

Earn your history degree online at UAF and take your education beyond the textbooks and into the real experience of uncovering the past. As a history major, you’ll learn to critically analyze the problems that have faced human societies throughout time and across geographies, as well as how humans have historically addressed those problems. Through your studies, you’ll also develop advanced communication, research and critical thinking skills that are prized by employers in virtually any field.

Who Is the Online Degree in History Designed For?

With a special emphasis on America, East Asia, Europe and the North, our online history degree is designed for students in Alaska and around the world. This is an excellent program for any student who is interested in gaining context and perspective on the human condition, and developing a deeper understanding of today’s world by learning about our past.

Interested in experiencing Alaska? In addition to the online history degree, we also offer the bachelor’s degree in history on-site at our main campus in Fairbanks.

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Why Earn Your Online Degree in History at UAF?

  • Design your own research project using primary sources from a variety of historical periods and present your findings.
  • Learn from faculty who are internationally renowned scholars, award-winning researchers and published authors.
  • Develop critical analysis, writing, research, public presentation and other marketable skills that will be an asset in almost any career.
  • Participate in Phi Alpha Theta, an association of scholars and students interested in all fields of academic history.
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Online history degree example projects

When you major in history at UAF, there’s no limit to what you can learn and do. For example, one of our students recently completed a senior thesis on the cultural history of the U.S. highway system. Another student examined the impact of the Battle of Midway on the course of the war in the Pacific during World War II. We encourage you to explore your interests and dive into topics that excite your intellectual curiosity!

Experience online learning at UAF

Find out why we’ve been ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. At UAF, you’ll pay in-state tuition for all of our online degree programs no matter where you live. You can also count on receiving a high-quality education at one of the top research universities in the United States.

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Cost breakdown for the online degree in history

The estimated cost for the online bachelor’s in history program based on current rates is $38,242.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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History Jobs

What can you do with a history degree? Our history bachelor’s degree graduates have gone on to successful careers in banking, business, health care, law, the military and much more. Others have gone on to prestigious graduate programs across the country and internationally.

Jobs for history majors

These are just a few of the possible career pathways you can look forward to as a major in history:

  • Writer/editor
  • Librarian
  • Paralegal or legal assistant
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Historian
  • Museum director
  • Journalist
  • Politician or community organizer

Explore more jobs for history majors with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

How much you can earn: History major salary

According to a recent study by the New York Federal Reserve Bank, history degree graduates earn a mid-career median salary of $62,000 a year — about $25,000 higher than the national median salary reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At the higher end of the pay scale are history degree graduates who work in management positions in business (they earn a median salary of $80,000). For legal occupations, the median salary is $100,000. Careers in education average about $47,000 in annual salary, while the median is $45,000 for community and social services jobs.

*Source: American Community Survey

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One of the most important aspects of becoming a history teacher is learning to be an expert in your field of study. UAF offers various immersive and exciting online history courses that allowed me to work and teach while still studying. I have the freedom to pursue many academic opportunities including research and club activities, enriching my overall experience at UAF.

– Stefan Johnson, Student Teacher at Hutchinson High School

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Explore Classes for the Online Degree in History

Our bachelor’s in history degree online program offers the traditional areas of focus — America, East Asia, Europe — as well as niche topics such as Northern history (including Alaska), Native American history, environmental history and more. Required courses for the online history degree cover topics such as modern world history and western civilization. The program also includes a two-course capstone experience that provides an exceptional opportunity to learn what historians do, how they approach finding a research project and how they actually do the work.

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Earn your bachelor’s degree in history online at UAF.