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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (QS) , MI,
If you're dedicated to learning about history, the key to unlocking your future career could be studying the past at Michigan Tech. The Bachelor of Arts in History blends traditional history course work and many specialized subjects, offering an excellent liberal arts education. 


The history curriculum is adaptable to your personal interests and needs. You will choose an area of historical focus and study what you're most passionate about, such as American or European history, the history of technology, environmental history, or industrial archaeology and history. A number of electives are reserved for courses that support your interests in other disciplines, such as business, communications, or the arts.

Because our degree provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts, you can expect exposure to broad topics that will expand your horizons in both the social and natural sciences. You will diversify your studies with course work in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) and laboratory science.

The goals of the history program are for students to increase their level of competency in the following areas:

  • Historical Knowledge. Identify major themes, issues, and developments in American history and in the historical experiences of other world regions; identify how those developments compare with larger historical patterns.
  • Historical Engagement and Critical Analysis. Understand and engage in interpretive discussions and/or debates about major societal changes, demonstrating a grasp of basic historiographical issues.
  • Historical Research. Work independently and conduct effective historical research using both primary sources and appropriate secondary sources.
  • Historical Interpretation, Synthesis, and Presentation. Develop the ability of students to present the results of historical research effectively in both written and oral form using varied and appropriate technologies.

Career Pathways

The well-rounded undergraduate education offered by our history program sets up students for success in graduate school, law school, management, and a myriad of professions, allowing you to set your sights high and follow your passion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    122 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Orientation to the Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Law and the Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Environment and Society
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • United States History to 1877
  • United States History Since 1877

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Application for Admission
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Test Scores
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Supplemental Information (Optional)

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        32018 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 32018 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        32018 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 32018 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • In-State

        14774 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 14774 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Houghton

      • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
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