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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Tied for #1 Online Bachelor Psychology Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Only with an understanding of the past can we truly appreciate the present and look to the future.

A history degree through UCF Online allows you to expand your understanding of the complex societal forces that shape the world.

While earning your B.A. in History you’ll hone your critical thinking and analytical skills while gaining a deep appreciation for the cultural and historical events that impact our modern world. Through your coursework, you’ll investigate the history of civilization, from its earliest days to its most recent trends. You may tailor your studies to your personal interests by focusing on a particular geographic region, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and North America.

Partway through your studies, you may apply to an accelerated program that will enable you to graduate with your B.A. and M.A. Regardless of the path you choose, you’ll leave UCF Online prepared to enter a wide variety of careers or to pursue a graduate-level education. With your online history degree, you will have the foundation you need to pursue a career in law, public policy, international affairs and more. Get started today to earn your B.A. in History.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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Course Overview

Western Civilization I

A survey of western civilization from ancient to 1648.

A topical approach to the study of the rise and decline of world civilizations from the first attempts to the great civilizations of medieval times.

Students learn historiography and historical research methods and writing.

"I’m one to eat up all the history classes, so I’ve enjoyed every one so far. That’s a perk about online classes – you can either work ahead if it’s a self-paced class or you can slow it down and catch up."

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Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop the ability to critically assess historical events, trends, and interpretations, considering different perspectives and evaluating their significance.
  • Navigate archival materials, databases, and libraries effectively.
  • Express complex ideas and historical arguments clearly and persuasively in essays, research papers, and presentations.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • congressional aide
  • foreign service officer
  • grant writer
  • information specialist
  • intelligence agent
  • lobbyist
  • media specialist
  • purchasing agent