• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Department of History offers topical and period courses of general cultural and educational value to all University students to broaden their range of historical experience and sense of perspective. 
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Overview

The particular aim of the history program is not only to provide knowledge for students who are preparing for a career in education, but also to give instruction that will aid those with interests in law, journalism, library, and museum work; in local, state, and national public service; and in business where a knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs is particularly useful. 

Studying the past while preparing for the future is what you can expect when majoring in History at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You will gain a global perspective as well as the knowledge, skills and experience to understand our history while developing a critical understanding of how the past continues to shape the present and future. Learn from faculty who specialize in the United States, Latin America, South America, the Middle East, Europe, Russia, China and Africa—from ancient civilizations to modern history.

Career Opportunities

  • As a history major, you will receive training in those skills—careful research, critical analysis and cogent writing—that make you an attractive candidate for a wide range of career opportunities. 
  • You will be equipped for pursuing a career in law, journalism, education, library and museum work; in local, state and national government; and in business, where a knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs is particularly useful. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • American Ways
  • American History to 1877
  • American History After 1877
  • History of the U.S. Present
  • History of Modern Crime
  • Making & Breaking Law in US History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • ACT/SAT
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 259 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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