Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in History – Online


As a student in Oregon State's history bachelor's degree program, you'll take courses online that will help you understand the past from multiple cultural perspectives, as well as analyze the contemporary relevance and importance of key global developments and conflicts.

Katie Hubler, Ecampus History Instructor Play

History instructor Katie Hubler enjoys the interaction with online students and hearing about their areas of interest in History. Learn more about how History can come alive in the online classroom.

You will also receive support from instructors as you develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills in addition to mastering course content. The smaller class sizes in the history bachelor's program allow for more one-on-one interactions with faculty.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your degree in history, including:

Sample history course topics

  • Global history of sports
  • African history
  • Medieval Europe
  • Modern Latin America
  • Social change and American popular music
  • Native North America
  • Modern China and Japan
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • Lesbian and gay rights in the modern U.S.
  • World history
  • Roman republic
  • Military history

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. For example, combine your history studies with a minor in business, anthropology or political science to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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