Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your history degree online at UAF and take your education beyond the textbooks and into the real experience of uncovering the past. As a history major, you’ll learn to critically analyze the problems that have faced human societies throughout time and across geographies, as well as how humans have historically addressed those problems.
History majors learn to communicate effectively, think critically and research intensively — all skills that are highly valued by employers. Our history program will take you beyond the textbooks and into the real experience of uncovering the past, providing a lifelong foundation for professional success and intellectual growth.
The bachelor’s in history includes a rigorous capstone experience in which you’ll have the opportunity to conduct research using primary sources and then present your findings. Another defining aspect of our program is your experience with faculty. Not only will you learn from award-winning professors, you’ll benefit from their close mentorship.
With a special emphasis on America, East Asia, Europe and the North, UAF's history program provides a solid academic foundation for students in Alaska and around the world.
Why Major in History?
By learning about the past, we gain a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. History provides context and perspective on the human condition. It gets you to think about problems that have faced humans across history and how we have addressed those problems. It also trains you in critical analysis, writing, research, public presentation and other very marketable skills that will be an asset in almost any career. More than job training, a major in history is an education that will enrich your whole life.
With a special emphasis on America, East Asia, Europe and the North, our online history degree is designed for students in Alaska and around the world. This is an excellent program for any student who is interested in gaining context and perspective on the human condition, and developing a deeper understanding of today’s world by learning about our past.
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Why Study History at UAF?
If you’re looking for a more personal learning experience, the history program at UAF delivers. We offer unique opportunities for hands-on undergraduate research and we have the people to support you on your journey. Here are some of the reasons to major in history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Design your own research project using primary sources from a variety of historical periods and present your findings.
- Learn from faculty who are internationally renowned scholars, award-winning researchers and published authors.
- Develop critical analysis, writing, research, public presentation and other marketable skills that will be an asset in almost any career.
- Participate in Phi Alpha Theta, an association of scholars and students interested in all fields of academic history.
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What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in History?
Our history bachelor’s degree graduates have gone on to successful careers in banking, business, health care, law, the military and much more. Others have gone on to prestigious graduate programs across the country and internationally.
One of the most important aspects of becoming a history teacher is learning to be an expert in your field of study. UAF offers various immersive and exciting online history courses that allowed me to work and teach while still studying. I have the freedom to pursue many academic opportunities including research and club activities, enriching my overall experience at UAF.Stefan Johnson, Student Teacher at Hutchinson High School
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