What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of New Orleans will give you the tools to make sense of our past, gain a deeper understanding of the present, and help to shape a better course for our future. You’ll be immersed in the practice of historical studies, starting with foundational knowledge of historical eras and narrowing down to a focus area of your choice. By learning about the historical narratives that we construct as a people, you’ll see how critically interpreting those narratives can shift our perspectives of the world and our place in it.

During your studies, you’ll learn all about the historical research process: combining primary and secondary sources, evaluating evidence, identifying biases, interpreting contradictory or incomplete information, and so much more. These skills—along with a heightened ability to communicate your ideas—will serve you well in any field you choose. With a bachelor’s degree in history from UNO, you’ll have everything you need to understand our past and build your own future.

When you enroll in UNO’s Bachelor of Arts in history program, you’ll develop a foundational understanding of broad historical periods, and a more nuanced knowledge of the specific national, regional, or thematic topics you choose to specialize in. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your passion for history, pursue the questions and narratives that energize you, and actively participate in historical research. The B.A. in history will leave you well equipped for a future career as a historian, an educator, an archivist, a museum curator, or any number of other paths.

The Bachelor of Arts in history is a 120-credit-hour program, including 39 general education credits, 45 other required credits, and 36 history-specific credits. At least six credit hours of history electives must have a geographical focus outside the United States.

What You’ll Learn

The skills you’ll develop through the study of history are the practical, critical capabilities that are highly sought after in practically any career path. Evaluating evidence, sourcing reliable information, clearly communicating complex narratives, and understanding conflicting points of view are all essential to historical studies—and they’re also the skills that future employers are looking for.

In UNO’s Bachelor of Arts in history program, you will:

  • Understand the discipline of history by interpreting primary source documents.
  • Exhibit the skills necessary for historical analysis through written and oral narrative.
  • Produce scholarly material by demonstrating the use of both primary and secondary sources.

When you complete your B.A. in history, you’ll have the skill set and foundational knowledge to excel in a graduate program, a career as a historian, or anywhere else life may take you.


  • United States History
  • Non-Western History
  • European History

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$14,190.00 (10,54,235) per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $15,797

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

26 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

242 Bicentennial Education Center,

University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and Must have achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0, Duolingo English Test – Minimum 95.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates