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Military History
Associate of Arts

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


The associate's degree specialized curriculum area in military history at University of Maryland Global Campus offers a unique opportunity to take courses on the historical development of military strategy and specific conflicts throughout history. If you successfully complete this program, you may be able to apply four of the five required courses to the bachelor's degree in history.

Program Highlights

Take courses that cover the Vietnam War, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II in great detail. Plus, with 10 additional elective credits, you can gain even more knowledge by taking courses that apply to the Bachelor of Arts in history.

Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)

    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course

  • (3 Credits, HIST 202)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 381)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 462)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 464)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 465)
  • 6 credits of elective coursework; we recommend you take courses that are applicable to the bachelor’s degree in history
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you gain knowledge in military history.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program is only available to a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, and veterans.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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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

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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)
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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Homeland Security
Bachelor of Science

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


The online bachelor’s degree in homeland security at UMGC is uniquely designed to provide you with an understanding of the homeland security sector. The curriculum provides an understanding of international and domestic terrorism, emerging technologies, cyber threats, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and response, private-sector partnerships, global pandemics, natural disasters, strategic planning, policies, intelligence operations, and international engagement. You’ll develop critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, risk analysis, and communication skills to meet the professional demands of leadership and management in the homeland security profession.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 302)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 310)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 406)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 408)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 414)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 416)

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 410)

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 414)

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 416)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 304)

  • (3 Credits, HMLS 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for management work in security risk assessments, operational recovery, and strategy development to protect people, facilities, and critical infrastructure.

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)
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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