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Do you often ask “how” and “why”? Are you curious, analytical and up for a challenge? A history degree is for those who answer “Yes!” Studying history introduces you to the fascinating and familiar in ancient and modern societies, to cultures in faraway places, and to the complexities of our own neighborhoods. A history major will help you understand the present in new ways and build your professional future through hands-on research. By honing the skills demanded by employers in a wide variety of fields, history is a versatile and marketable major.

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of arts in history

Campus

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Arts & Sciences | Department of History

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

120

Estimated cost

$46,812.00

Transfer credit hours

60

Transfer estimated cost

$23,406.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

UMSL history majors achieve successful careers in:

  • Business and marketing
  • Museums, libraries and heritage sites
  • Technology
  • Government
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Nonprofit
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
5.38%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$51,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based with flexible two, four, eight and sixteen-week semester and summer. How long it takes you to complete your degree depends on how many credit hours you currently have and how many courses you take per semester.

Course work includes

  • Topics in modern U.S. history
  • African history
  • Introduction to historical inquiry               
  • World history
  • Ancient history
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and military history

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

Varies

Typical course load

Varies

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St.Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Kara Moskowitz.

Dr. Moskowitz specializes in modern African history, with a focus on East Africa, international development, and decolonization. She received a BA in History with Honors from Grinnell College, and both an MA and a PhD in African History from Emory University. Her teaching and research interests include African history, global history, politics, inequality, sports, and gender. Her first book - Seeing Like a Citizen: Decolonization, Development, and the Making of Kenya (1945-1980) - was published with Ohio University Press’s New African Histories Series in November 2019.

Kara Moskowitz, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty Adviser

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of History