History Degree

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Offered: Hybrid

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The UMass Dartmouth bachelor’s degree completion program in History emphasizes the development of critical thinking, communication skills and historical perspective and prepares students for a wide range of careers.

This BA in History is a hybrid degree completion program that offers a combination of online and face-to-face classes for students with a minimum of 24 college credits.


The UMass Dartmouth History degree completion program requires students to complete 120 credits to graduate.

With our generous transfer policy, students with existing credits may transfer up to 75 credits from a regionally accredited institution. 

In addition to core introductory history courses and Critical Skills for the History Major, BA in History students must complete 27 credit hours of history courses above the 100 level including:

  • 6 credits in U.S. History
  • 6 credits in European History
  • 6 credits in “other” history, such as Latin America, Asia, Near East, Africa, Ancient
  • 3 credits in a history seminar
  • 6 credits of history electives

Sample Course Offerings

Examples of courses offered in the History program include (course offerings subject to change):

  • History of Western Civilization
  • World History
  • American Colonial History
  • The Reformation
  • Empires of Central Asia

Career Opportunities

Graduates have a solid foundation for pursuing a variety of careers or advanced degrees in fields including:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Business
  • Law

UMass Dartmouth Advantages

Customize your education and receive the help and guidance to finish as planned:

  • UMassD rated #4 in Massachusetts for online bachelor's programs, #6 in New England, and #70 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
  • Value and affordability of a UMass education
  • Generous transfer policy
  • One-on-one personal advising from enrollment through graduation
  • Free online and in-person tutoring and writing center

UMass Dartmouth advanced degrees

  • MBA
  • JD
  • MAT

Learning Style: Hybrid

Hybrid – Students complete the vast majority of classes online with an occasional class on-campus, thus benefiting from both the flexibility of online courses and the opportunity for face-to-face instruction.

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