BA or BS in History

History students at UMSL learn information retrieval and organization skills with a strong emphasis on clear and effective writing and oral exposition. With these skills, UMSL history graduates pursue a wide variety of careers in education, business, law, banking, library science, and the foreign service. Moreover, a growing public interest in regional history has created opportunities for historians in museums, historical sites, archives, and historic preservation organizations.

Program Overview

General Education, 42 credit hours. Courses used to fulfill the social science or state requirement may not be taken from courses in the major.

History Major, 33-45 credit hours in History courses

History majors must earn at least a C average in courses for the major.

The History minor is also available in the online Bachelor of Liberal Studies.

Program Details

Program details can be found in the Bulletin.

Sample Degree Plan

Department of History

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Program Costs

Undergraduate Tuition (MO residents) $335.50 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (100% online courses) $59.70 per credit hour
College of Arts & Sciences Advising Fee $10.00 per credit hour

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.


College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office

Dr. Priscilla Dowden-White, Online Program Director