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History at University of Maryland Global Campus

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History at University of Maryland Global Campus

If you are interested in studying history, you may want to check out the program at University of Maryland Global Campus. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

UMGC is located in Adelphi, Maryland and approximately 58,526 students attend the school each year. Of the 7,697 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Global Campus in 2021, 119 of them were history majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in History section at the bottom of this page.

UMGC History Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History

Online Classes Are Available at UMGC

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

UMGC does offer online education options in history for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

UMGC History Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the history progam at UMGC compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The history major at UMGC is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for History. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools 4
Most Focused History Schools 822

History Student Demographics at UMGC

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at University of Maryland Global Campus.

UMGC History Bachelor’s Program

41% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 119 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from UMGC. About 59% were men and 41% were women.


About 65% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in history at UMGC are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland Global Campus with a bachelor's in history.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 77
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

UMGC also has a doctoral program available in history. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within History

History majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of Maryland Global Campus. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
History 119

Careers That History Grads May Go Into

A degree in history can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MD, the home state for University of Maryland Global Campus.

Occupation Jobs in MD Average Salary in MD
High School Teachers 19,330 $72,610
Managers 14,450 $122,050
Archivists 430 $67,360
Museum Technicians and Conservators 430 $66,300
History Professors 300 $75,970


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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