When you enroll in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies’ history program, you are joining one of the largest and strongest undergraduate history programs in the country. 

There are many courses to choose from as a history major. Our faculty cover topics in North American, Asian, Latin American, European and African regions in topics such as gender, urban studies, politics and public history. With so many routes to explore in our program, students can take their degree into a number of history careers including government, teaching, law, business management, curating and so much more.

Our program is flexible and offered as both an on-ground and online history degree to help fit any student’s needs. Online research and internship opportunities are also available for students who want to explore those options and work closely with faculty, organizations or our affiliated centers including the Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, the Center for Asian Research and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Our history degrees take you deeper into the context of our world and help you build a foundational humanities education that will carry you into your future career. Check out our concentrations and offered courses to find a path right for you.

Study history to change history. 

History Degree Programs

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BA, History

Learn about the past while preparing for your future. In one of the largest undergraduate history programs in the country, you can explore a variety of time periods and regions, from Ancient Greece to modern Mexico, and topics such as sports, engineering and health.


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BA, History (Secondary Education)

If you love history and have dreams of becoming a history teacher, this program is perfect for you. It combines education courses with a deep exploration into history and an emphasis on honing writing, reading comprehension and verbal skills to prepare you for a variety of careers in addition to education.


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History, MA

The flexibility of choosing to study the geographic locations and time periods you are interested in allows you to acquire skills for whatever career you decide to pursue. The history MA program combines dynamic classes taught by distinguished faculty in online or on-ground modalities.


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World War II Studies, MA

ASU faculty, historians of the National WWII Museum and unique archival resources provide you with an in-depth understanding of the effects of World War II on current and future world events. This first-of-its-kind program is a unique partnership between ASU and the National WWII Museum and is taught online.


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History, PhD

Explore many thematic concentrations relevant to today's society, such as urban history, environment and sustainability studies, politics and policy, immigration, gender, race and ethnicity, and comparative history. Be prepared to enter the workforce with established skills in text analysis, research and writing.