Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in history prepares students for a wide range of careers by teaching a core set of transferable skills through the study of societies, cultures, and economies across a broad chronological and geographical spectrum. As a history major, you will learn important skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers.

Graduates go on to use these skills in a variety of different jobs as educators, researchers, editors, information managers, advocates, or business executives. History Department graduates earn the highest starting salary of any Bachelor of Arts in history graduates in the state of Arkansas.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may be admitted to the program. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to complete 120 minimum total hours, including 36 hours of major requirements, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence. This program requires second-language proficiency and requires a minor program of study. See the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the program advisor for more information.

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UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501-916-3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501-916-3143. The Disability Support Services website, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $292