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Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Arts in History

Collaborative Online Degree

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU South Bend, IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest,  and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Many online support services are available to assist students as they progress through the program.

This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

By studying the past, we are better able to understand and communicate the importance of issues in our contemporary world. Individuals trained in history develop strong research and critical skills, creative methods for recognizing patterns of information, and techniques for clear and persuasive writing.

The IU Online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History explores geographic regions of the world in both modern and pre-modern time periods to identify historical geography, historical actors, events of significance, and social movements with emphasis on exploring historical themes that span multiple places and periods.  

You examine diverse human cultures by describing cultural variation within and between nations, such as race, gender, age, sexuality, language, religion, ethnicity, class, region, or beliefs and values about politics, nationality, economy, and social organization.

As a student in this program, you formulate historical interpretations that effectively make use of such interpretive tools as historical context, historiography, multiple perspectives, and continuity and change over time. You learn to search and retrieve relevant primary and secondary historical sources from a variety of repositories and use those sources to craft historical interpretations, narratives, and arguments. You also use critical thinking to create clear and argumentative thesis statements and well-crafted paragraphs that follow a logical order.


Admissions requirements vary by campus.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Major and minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or highter.
  • All coures are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted

Major Requirements
History Foundations Courses (6 cr.)

Complete a two-part History Foundations course sequence

  • HIST-H 105 American History I; AND
    HIST-H 106 American History II
  • HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800; AND
    HIST-H 109 Perspectives on the World to Present
  • HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I; AND
    HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II

Introductory Level History (6 cr.)

Select two courses from the following

  • HIST-A 100 Issues in United States History
  • HIST-E 100 Introduction to African History
  • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
  • HIST-G 100 Issues in Asian History
  • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century I
  • HIST-H 105 American History I
  • HIST-H 106 American History II
  • HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800
  • HIST-H 109 Perspectives on the World to Present
  • HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I
  • HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II
  • HIST-H 216 The Wild West and American Identity
  • HIST-H 232 The World in the Twentieth Century

Sophomore Seminar
  • HIST-J 216 Sophomore Seminar in History

Advanced Study in History (18 cr.)

Six history courses at the 300– to 400–level covering at least three of the following regions, as denoted by the subject prefix:

  • HIST-A United States
  • HIST-B Western Europe
  • HIST-D Russia/Eastern Europe
  • HIST-E Africa
  • HIST-F Latin America
  • HIST-G East Asia

Capstone (3 cr.)
  • HIST-J 496 Proseminar in History

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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