UNCG Adds New Online Bachelor’s Degree in History

Posted on January 19, 2023

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Students attending UNC Greensboro now have the option of pursuing a fully online bachelor of arts degree in history. The online history B.A. is currently accepting applications for the fall 2023 semester.

UNCG’s Department of History already offers a bachelor’s degree in history for on-campus students. The new online option brings the strengths of this long-running department — including its esteemed faculty and real-world public history projects — to a growing number of remote learners.

“Establishing the online B.A. in history enables our department and UNCG to reach a broader spectrum of students,” said Dr. Greg O’Brien, head of the History Department. “For example, as our own survey found, students who work while attending school often find that online courses give them the flexibility they need to progress through the major in a timely manner.”

Online degree programs also enable students with greater financial need to receive a quality UNCG education while avoiding on-campus housing and dining costs.

The B.A. in history at UNCG is designed to enhance students’ practical skills, such as information literacy, critical thinking, and communication. Courses cover U.S., European, and “wider world” history with a goal of understanding the human past from the perspectives of the people who lived it.

And because the history degree can be completed in only 30 credit hours, it is easily paired with a minor or second major.

As a graduate of UNCG’s B.A. in History program, you’ll be prepared for a range of careers, from education to curatorial roles in museums and other institutions. But more than that, you’ll be uniquely positioned to understand what drives today’s political and social environments. 

While the History Department has offered online courses for many years, it was COVID-19 that strengthened its faculty’s training in online course delivery, enabling them to now offer a fully online degree path.

Are you interested in pursuing an online bachelor’s in history? The deadline to apply for the fall semester is March 1. Learn more and apply here.

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