Jackson State University Offers New Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in History

The department of history at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi is offering a new bachelor’s degree program in history that can be completed solely online.

To obtain the online bachelor’s degree, the history and philosophy department requires students to complete at least 39 hours of history credits in addition to two three-hour courses, each in the history of civilization. Students also take 18 hours of elective courses. A minimum of 120 hours is required for the bachelor’s degree in history. Students must also complete the general education requirements in mathematics, communication, humanities, and natural science.

“One thing that makes our department different is that we have professors that teach everything from the history of Africa; to the history of sexuality; to public history, which is our specialty,” said Janice Brockley, associate professor of history. “We prepare our students to do a wide variety of things. Students get a B.A. in history, and many go on to law school, some go into business, some go into teaching and other places as well.”

“The expansion of online degree programs and courses is important to offer prospective students because of flexibility, accessibility, and self-paced learning,” added Keith Riley,  interim director of JSUOnline.

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