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History
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The online bachelor's degree in history at University of Maryland Global Campus is designed to help you develop a foundation of historical thinking, research, and writing skills on which to build your life and career. Our program is designed and taught by professional historians, and UMGC has nearly two decades of experience teaching history in an online and hybrid environment. Plus, our alumni have successfully pursued master’s and doctoral programs and have found work in museums and archives; federal, state, and local government; and universities and K-12 schools. 

Program Highlights
  • Gain leadership skills: Focus on the ways that race, class, ethnicity, and gender have shaped us.
  • Gain perspective: Apply historical precedents to contemporary life and develop self-reflection.
  • Develop meaningful concepts: Engage in history as a moral and ethical practice.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Research, write about, and present the results of a project on a chosen topic.
  • Research literature: Study the art, religion, and literature of civilizations of various time periods.
  • Present information effectively: Write and speak clearly about historical information for diverse audiences.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115) or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 116) or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 156)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 289)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 309)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 495)
  • Upper-level HIST courses (12 credits): Focused study in either U.S. history or world history recommended; see Degree Focus below

Degree Focus 

To align with the 12-credit upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests:

U.S. History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 316L)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 365)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 461)
World History

  • (3 Credits, HIST 326)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a future in politics, law, journalism, or education. It is appropriate for you if you have an interest in teaching history or social studies; working in public history archives, historic sites, museums, and galleries; or pursuing graduate-level study in history or law and public policy.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Humanities
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and their shared communities with an online bachelor’s degree in humanities from University of Maryland Global Campus. The program offers real-world applications, a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or pursue further study, and a unique perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage.

Program Highlights
  • Present information effectively: Study a political, economic, or cultural trend from the 1970s to the present
  • Study the human experience: Explore human expression in art, literature, music, dance, religion, philosophy, and drama.
  • Gain perspective: Broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world.
  • Develop meaningful concepts: Implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions.
  • Gain leadership skills: Analyze ideas and defend your recommendations for improving society.
  • Learn social responsibility: Act in a responsible manner, recognizing the complexity of the human experience.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115),
    (3 Credits, HIST 116),
    (3 Credits, HIST 141), or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210) or any MUSC course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372) or any upper-level ARTH course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304) or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351) or any upper-level HUMN course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349) or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406) or any upper-level ENGL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills that are applicable to careers in fields as varied as education, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance and at institutions such as museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Political Science
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in political science from UMGC, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of U.S. and global politics. In this program, you’ll analyze political structures and theory, learn to interpret complex political problems in both the public and private sectors, and propose potential solutions. The curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars.

Program Highlights
  • Develop research: Use effective research and coalition-building skills to influence policy.
  • Present relative data: Choose a policy-oriented organization and research an issue to present.
  • Gain hands-on experience: Produce a white paper to assist governments or corporations in assessing risks.
  • Evaluate processes: Conduct, analyze, and evaluate theoretical and empirical research.
  • Research political ethics: Apply knowledge of ethical principles and issues to public policy and politics.
  • Analyze political structures: Analyze political structures and theory and learn to interpret complex political problems.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 100)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 101)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170) or
    (3 Credits, GVPT 200)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 210)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 280)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 306)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 403) or any upper-level GVPT course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 406)

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 457) or any upper-level GVPT course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 495)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for graduate study or careers in areas such as policy development for think tanks, research at intelligence agencies, and political campaign management, as well as other work with local and state governments or nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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