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Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in History degree program at Regent University.

B.A. in History

Look to the Past to Build Your Future

Love history? Want to make a career out of it? Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in History offers a broad view of history’s most fascinating events, timelines, and civilizations. Study different cultures, people, and places and gain foundational knowledge in U.S. history, Western civilization, and world history—all presented from a Christian worldview.

On Campus, Online
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January 11, 2021
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SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

Improve your critical and analytical thinking, research, and writing skills.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also been ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 consecutive years. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Arts in History degree program.

   

Upon completion of the B.A. in History degree, you will be able to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of cultures around the world.
  • Utilize research methods and examine the philosophy of history.
  • Develop your skills in writing, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Career Opportunities

  • Archivist
  • Museum Curator
  • History Educator
  • Political Writer/Journalist
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Governmental Career
9%
Projected employment growth for archivists, curators, and museum workers from 2018-28 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Study of the political, social, and economic development of American society from about 1607 through the end of the Civil War era in 1877. Students consider native American perspectives and the interaction with Europeans. Topics include the formation and establishment of the new nation as well as the international impact of the birth of a nation.

Study of the political, social and economic development of American society from the post-Civil War era to the present. Students investigate the development of a party system of government, industrial development, labor issues, the impact of the reconstruction, American involvement internationally, and the present state of American society.

Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. Emphasis on the rise and fall of empires, the legacy those empires left and the impact of religion on the ancient, medieval, and early modern western world. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored. Students investigate historical accounts of civilization and engage in personal reflection and response.

Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from 1650 to the present. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored, including reference to the interaction among the peoples of the modern world. Students investigate historical accounts of western civilization and its interaction with non-western cultures and engage in personal reflection and response.

Study of the roots of the colonists’ revolt against the British Empire, their successful revolution, and their efforts to design a suitable framework of government for the new nation. Prerequisite: any one HIST 200-level course.
Covers the content of the Cold War between 1945 and 1991 and addresses debates among historians over the causes, nature, and end of the conflict. Different historical methodologies for studying the Cold War are discussed. Includes the Korean and Vietnam Wars and examines the Cold War’s effects in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prerequisite: Any one HIST 200-level course.

Examination of the study of history, historical methodology, and the philosophy of history. Emphasizes current epistemological and methodological issues related to the study of history and evaluates various Christian and non-Christian historiographical perspectives. Prerequisites: One 300-level HIST course and Junior standing.

Investigation of how rigorous historical study is conducted. Students examine bibliographical practices, schools of the philosophy of history (both Christian and secular), and historiographical traditions. They demonstrate their understanding of basic research methods, their ability to analyze and synthesize primary and secondary sources, and the relevance of a Christian perspective in a major research project. Prerequisite: HIST 401.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $574/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$750/semester

$600/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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