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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
120+
May 10, 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.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarship, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarship, and $4,000 Private School Scholarship.

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.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

   

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 1500 with focus on the interaction of Christianity and culture. Identifies and explores key Christian thinkers and movements, and their engagement with the philosophy, art, and issues of their day.
Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from 1500 to the present with focus on the interaction of Christianity and culture. Identifies and explores key Christian thinkers and movements, and their engagement with the philosophy, art, and issues of their day.
Traces the growth of Christianity from its origins in the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys through its substantial role in preserving Western culture during the middle ages to its spectacular expansion throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and South America since the 16th century. 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.

DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A120+

Housing Fees

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400

Military Admissions & Aid

DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$605Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$605Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574Over 12120+

Housing Fees

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400

Military Admissions & Aid

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