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History Online

Complete your degree or earn all 120 credits for your degree at UMassD

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

Earn a bachelor’s degree at UMassD or complete your degree at UMassD if you already have some college credits. The program is 100% online.


UMass Dartmouth History students must 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
  • United States History topics
  • The Holocaust
  • Women in World History

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 advanced degrees

  • MBA
  • JD
  • MAT

UMassD 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
  • Honors College: take advanced courses, pursue research, and be part of a community of scholars
  • Study Abroad: earn academic credits and gain a global perspective on your field
  • Undergraduate Research: faculty work with students on cutting-edge research projects
  • University Studies: gain the benefit of a broad university education to enhance your knowledge and skills

History Faculty

Bridget Teboh
Brian Williams
Crystal Lubinsky
Cristina Mehrtens
Ilana Offenberger
Mark Santow
Matthew Sneider
Paula Rioux
Timothy Walker

Learning Style: Online

Online courses are taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty to provide high quality instruction and personal attention. Students have the flexibility to accommodate work and home responsibilities within the structure of defined assignment due dates. The majority of our online courses are taught asynchronously.

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