BA in History
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in History program may open doors for a wide variety of careers. You can learn more about the program here.
Official Program Name:
Bachelor of Arts in History
School Offering Program:
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in History program is intended for students with a strong interest in ancient cultures.
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in History program is designed to meet several goals. The first is giving students the opportunity to learn about world cultures ranging from ancient Rome and Greece to today's Japan and China. The second is to create situations where students could learn to analyze information in a way that might allow them to compete in careers of their choice. Finally, it is designed to prepare students to pursue graduate study in history and related disciplines.
Financial Aid Available:
Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.
Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in History:
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- PHI 305: Ethical Thinking in the Liberal Arts (4 credits)
- HIS 221: Themes in U.S. History (4 credits)
- HIS 109: World Civilization (4 credits)
- HIS 247: History and Historians (4 credits)
- HIS 310: Civil War and Reconstruction (4 credits)
- HIS 318: Near-Eastern History (4 credits)
- HIS 320: Modern Middle East (4 credits)
- HIS 331: 20th Century World (4 credits)
- HIS 344: Colonial and Revolutionary America (4 credits)
- HIS 354: England to 1688 (4 credits)
- HIS 460: Russian History (4 credits)
- HIS 465: History of Modern East Asia (4 credits)
- University Foundations (4 credits)
- Effective Communication (9-12 credits)
- Includes at least 3 credits in English grammar or composition
- Christian Worldview (4 credits)
- Critical Thinking (11-12 credits)
- Includes at least 3 credits in college-level mathematics
- Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics (6-8 credits)
Post Graduation Opportunities
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in History program may wish to pursue a master's degree in history or a related field. They also may choose to pursue a law degree. Completing a graduate program may help students prepare for careers in education, museum studies, or legal research.
Master's programs that might be open to graduates with a bachelor's degree include (but are not limited to):
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Arts in Ancient History and Language Acquisition
- Master of Arts in Library Science
- Master of Arts for Teachers - History
The most common career for someone with a Bachelor of Arts in History is teaching history in elementary, middle or high schools. However, historians may also find jobs researching and analyzing former times.
Positions that graduates could pursue include:
- Museum curator
- Historic preservationist
- Community tourism developer
- Contract historian
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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