• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $342.50
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $910.90

The Bachelor of Arts in History is intended to help students build their skills in writing, research, communication, and analysis. Students and faculty in the History Department are curious and creative. We ask big questions about the past to understand the present and build our future. Passionate about our research and committed to scholarship in the public interest, we partner with museums, archives, schools, and community organizations to share and develop new knowledge and to provide hands on internship opportunities for students. Since history is a broad discipline, it can be combined with serious work in any other discipline. Courses in the humanities, social sciences, languages, and the natural sciences may complement the history program. Students should consult with faculty advisers to select courses suited to their individual interests.

Majors complete at least 39, but not more than 45, hours in 1000-4000 level history courses with no grade below C-.  1000 level courses usually provide broad surveys, while 2000 and 3000 level courses offer in-depth historical content on a particular topic.  4000 level courses are designed primarily for majors and focus on developing historical research, writing, and thinking skills.

Requirements are as follows, but please meet with your advisor for detailed course information:
1000 Level Courses:15 hours
2000 and 3000 Level Courses: 3-9 hours
HIST 2999: 4 hours
4000 Level Courses: 6-12 hours
HIST 4999: 5 hours

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 2.3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  2. Official transcripts from all previous schools
NOTE: Individuals residing in MA or CA are not able to enroll in this program.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Courses

Core
  • HIST 2999Introduction to Historical Inquiry4 Credits

    This course is designed to develop historical thinking skills. Emphasis will be placed on reading of historical sources, exploring the rhetoric of history, identifying perspectives in historical sources, and the process of formulating historical questions. Other topics covered will include proper citation procedures and historiography. The course is writing intensive and will involve primary source research at libraries and archives.

  • HIST 4999Senior Seminar 45 Credits
Elective
  • HIST 1001American Civilization to 18653 Credits

    Evolution of the cultural tradition of the Americas from the earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on the relationship of ideas and institutions to the historical background. Course fulfills the state requirement.

  • HIST 1002American Civilization 1865 to Present3 Credits

    Continuation of HIST 1001 to the present. Course fulfills the state requirement. Either HIST 1001 or HIST 1002 taken separately.

  • HIST 1003African-American History3 Credits

    A survey of African-American history from the beginning of the European slave trade to the modern Civil Rights era. This course meets the state requirement.

  • HIST 1004The History Of Women In The United States3 Credits
  • HIST 1030Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire3 Credits

    This course surveys ancient history in the near east, the Aegean, the central and western Mediterranean. Themes: politics and economy, war and society, culture, including art, literature, technology, religion and philosophy. The chronological span is from the Neolithic Period (7500-3000 B.C.) in the near east to the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century A.D.

  • HIST 1031From the Middle Ages to the Age of Revolutions3 Credits

    This course focuses on lectures and discussions based on the development of western European society and tradition from approximately 1000 to 1715.

  • HIST 1032Topics in European Civilization: 1715 to the Present3 Credits

    Lectures and discussions on the development of western European society and tradition from 1715 to the present.

  • HIST 1041East Asian Civilization3 Credits

    The development of Asian civilization from earliest times to the Manchu conquest.

  • HIST 1042East Asian Civilization3 Credits

    The development of Asian civilization from earliest times to the Manchu conquest.

  • HIST 1051Latin American Civilization3 Credits

    A survey of selected topics important in the development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century.

  • HIST 1052Mexican Civilization3 Credits

    This course will focus on the history and culture of Mexico from the Aztecs to the mid-twentieth century. Among the topics to be covered are: the Aztecs, Cortez and the Conquest of Mexico, colonial institutions and culture, the obtaining of political independence, disorder and dictatorship in the nineteenth century, the Mexican Revolution, contemporary Mexico. This course meets the non-Euro-American requirement.

  • HIST 1061African Civilization: from the Beginning of Humanity to the End of the Slave Trade3 Credits

    Introduction to cultural history from the emergence of early humankind to the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. This course fulfills the Cultural Diversity requirement.

  • HIST 1062African Civilization II: From Colonies to Nations3 Credits

    Survey of African initiative and response in the period spanning the loss and reassertion of independence. Either HIST 1061 or HIST 1062 may be taken separately.

  • HIST 1075World History to 15003 Credits

    A survey of the history of humankind to 1500 including the beginnings of civilization Mesopotamia, Africa, Asia and the Americas, the rise of Classical civilizations and the development of major transnational social, economic, political and religious networks.

  • HIST 1076World History Since 15003 Credits

    A survey of the history of humankind since 1500, emphasizing the growing interdependency of regional economic, political, and social systems. Topics will include imperialism, industrialization, and globalization.

  • HIST 4142Inquiries in U.S. History3 Credits

    This course will develop historical thinking and writing skills through investigation in topics in National History.

  • HIST 4143Inquiries in World History3 Credits

    This course will develop historical thinking and writing skills through investigation in topics in World History.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $342.50
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $413.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1027.50
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $1241.10
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $910.90
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $982.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2732.70
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $2946.30
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $513.75
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $584.95
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1541.25
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $1754.85
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $342.50
  • Fees: $71.20
  • Total: $413.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1027.50
  • Fees: $213.60
  • Total: $1241.10
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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