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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
, AZ, | Online
Deepen your understanding of societal development and structures with Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in History program. Evaluate political, social and economic issues from a diverse perspective, and research women in history, global civilizations and changes in the U.S while enhancing your communication and critical thinking skills.


The Bachelor of Arts in History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences engages the discipline thematically, providing a contemporary alternative to chronological study. Historians study the past to deepen their understanding of the complex modern world. The bachelors in history degree program introduces the study of history as a scholarly discipline; it explores the work of major historians and develops a foundational set of tools valued by employers and practitioners.

The coursework prepares you to communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world and thoughtfully integrate faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. Foundational coursework also introduces you to the principles of corporate communication, providing the necessities for a successful career. Through a disciplined study of the past, you are given an orientation reviewing the complexity and diversity of the world, to meet the competitive demands of a global economy. In addition to foundational skills courses, you explore history as a scholarly discipline.

The skills you can develop by earning a bachelors in history can be applied in a variety of settings. Law schools typically admit candidates with strong reading skills for synthesis and an ability to research, write and think critically.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • A comparative study of social conflict
  • Identifying patterns of human action, violence and social change
  • The political, economic and social aspects of selected war and revolutions
  • A comprehensive review of regions, including the Southwest Borderlands
  • Intellectual and religious developments of Europe

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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