Department of History & Political Science

Online Programs in the Department of History and Political Science

Undergraduate
Graduate

 

Undergraduate Program

The Department of History and Political Science offers online Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in history and political science.  The online B.A. or B.S. degree can be completed in four years.  The online program allows students to create their schedules without having to worry about commuting to campus. The program offers students a wide range of courses with highly qualified faculty and small classes that allow faculty the time to give more individual attention to their students.

What can you do with a history degree?

Students with history degrees can go on to work in the following areas: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, or teacher.  The possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do diplomas distinguish between online and traditional degrees?

No. Currently, the diplomas do not distinguish between a diploma earned online and a diploma earned from traditional classroom attendance.

2. Are there resources available for students to use so that they can familiarize themselves with the technology UNA uses?

Yes. Many students who take online courses are new to Angel and our technology.  The courses are designed to be easy for everyone to use and adapt to. You can contact Information Technology Services or the faculty member teaching the course with any questions that you may have.  For more information, including more Frequently Asked Questions, you may visit the Information Technology Services website.

3. How do you apply?

All information about applications, student resources, student life, how to get involved, and orientation dates are available on the Admissions website.

 Requirements for a degree in history or political science

Graduate Program

The Department of History and Political Science at The University of North Alabama offers an online Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in History.

Students enrolled full-time in the online program are able to complete their degree in two to three years.  The online program allows students to create their schedules without having to worry about commuting to campus. The program offers students a wide range of courses with highly qualified faculty and small classes that allow faculty the time to give more individual attention to their students.  

Requirements for a graduate degree in history

Frequently Asked Questions

1 .Do we need to come to campus for thesis advising or defense?

No. The online program is completely web-based.

2. Can we do public history concentration in online program?

No. Currently the Public History concentration is offered only on campus in the traditional classroom setting.

3. I don’t want to be isolated in the online program. Is there an opportunity to socialize and participate in academic activities with other graduate students?

Yes. The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) holds an annual colloquium to present research papers and they publish an academic journal, North Alabama Historical Review, once a year. You are more than welcome to participate in those events and contribute your papers.

 4. Do diplomas distinguish between online and traditional degrees?

No. Currently, the diplomas do not distinguish between a diploma earned online and a diploma earned from traditional classroom attendance.

5. Are there resources available for students to use so that they can familiarize themselves with the technology UNA uses?

Yes. Many students who take online courses are new to Angel and our technology. The courses are designed to be easy for everyone to use and adapt to. You can contact Information Technology Services or the faculty member teaching the course with any questions that you may have. For more information, including more Frequently Asked Questions, you may visit the Information Technology Services website.

6. How do you apply?

All information about applications, student resources, student life, how to get involved, and orientation dates are available on the Admissions website.

For more information contact Chizuru Saeki, Ph.D. - Director of Online Programs, csaeki@una.edu, ph. 256-765-4152.

 

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