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The online B.A. in history focuses on content in the U.S., Europe and “wider world” geographic areas with a goal of understanding the human past from the perspective of the people who lived it. Students will examine the key concepts of historical significance, continuity and change, and historical empathy, with graduates of the program skilled in historical comprehension, analysis, research, and interpretation.

Program Distinctions

  • Professors in UNCG’s Department of History regularly win university-wide teaching and mentorship awards for their commitment to student success.
  • A hallmark of this program is the opportunity to participate in real-world public history projects and internships. 
  • History faculty regularly publish books and articles and win awards for their research.

The Student Experience

  • This degree is offered fully online or on campus.
  • Students work with distinguished, award-winning faculty with national and international reputations. 
  • Student who live near campus can explore career opportunities and network with other history fans through the campus History Club and the Phi Alpha Theta International history honor society.
  • Internship opportunities are available with organizations including museums and historical sites.

After Graduation

  • With a B.A. in history, you could work in public service at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors.
  • Graduates often work as teachers, in museums and archives, and in the ever expanding field of historical preservation.
  • Students interested in teaching can even pursue teacher certification simultaneously! An undergrad degree in history can also serve as a stepping stone to many different kinds of fields, such as law, journalism, government, and business—especially when combined with a graduate degree.

ONLINE DEGREE Required State Authorization Language

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Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor’s

College/School: College of Arts & Sciences

Program Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Asa Eger
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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