Pursue Your Humanities Degree Online

ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) is a leader in online education. Since 1999, we have been offering history, philosophy and religious studies courses online to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students around the world. 

Our online programs mirror our on-ground programs, allowing online students to experience lectures, discussion and faculty feedback in the same way their on-ground counterparts do. 

Digital courses foster discussion among peers and faculty, bring light to new topics and prepare students to enter the workforce with a set of sought-after skills. Graduates of our online programs are awarded identical diplomas to graduates of our campus-based programs.

Available Online Degrees

History, BA

Students pursuing the BA in history study the growth and development of human society from political, social, economic...


History, MA

The MA program in history provides students the fundamental training needed for careers in research, teaching, public...


Philosophy, BA

The BA in philosophy teaches students how to think well which, in turn, lays the foundation for personal and professional...


Philosophy (Morality, Politics and Law), BA

The BA in philosophy with a concentration in morality, politics and law combines the basic analytical approaches of...


Religious Studies (Religion, Culture and Public Life), BA

The BA in religious studies with a concentration in religion, culture and public life approaches religion as a mode of...


World War II Studies, MA

Through advanced interdisciplinary study of World War II, students in the MA program in World War II studies explore the...


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Examples of online courses offered

  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Philosophy, Computing & AI
  • History of Engineering
  • Sports in U.S. History
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Immigration and Ethnicity in the U.S. 
  • Philosophy of Law
  • African American Religion
  • Bioethics
  • Native American Worldviews
  • Philosophy of Science
  • World War II Today
  • Modern Middle East 
  • History in the Wild
  • The Veteran Experience
  • Gender and Sexuality in Islam
  • Imagination

Please note: These courses are examples and may not be offered every semester.