Discover trends and patterns as you explore historical development from pre-history to the present. This program will further develop your skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation and documentation.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Conducting Critical Inquiry
  • Great Civilizations
  • U.S. History to 1865
  • U.S. History 1865 – Present
  • European History: Renaissance through Industrial Revolution
  • European History: 19th & 20th Centuries or History of World War II
  • Historical Methods
  • Topics in World History
  • History of New England or Vietnam War: A Historical Perspective
  • American Government and Politics
  • U.S. in World Affairs
  • Constitutional Law
  • Expository Writing
  • Integrative: Project in History

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Students will

  • Survey specific periods of historical development from pre-history to the present.
  • Identify phenomena and characterize patterns across time and regions.
  • Analyze U.S. History from the period of native peoples through the present.
  • Explore world history, emphasizing major trends that influenced multiple nations and regions.
  • Appreciate the contributions and experiences of diverse peoples to national and world events.
  • Demonstrate aptitude with research methods and writing conventions in the discipline of history.
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

The program provides a sound foundation for a variety of careers and generalizes well with a range of job options including business analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, and more. This degree can be a stepping stone for a graduate degree. Areas of study for graduate studies include history, historic preservation, law, or political science.