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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
History at University of Miami is the systematic study of the past. The study of history includes training in how to gather information, how to research issues and problems, how to analyze data and construct arguments, and how to communicate ideas in writing.
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These are essential skills, tools that are prized in the world beyond the university. A major in History from University of Miami is an excellent beginning and solid stepping stone to professional school and the business world. For goals ranging from law to journalism, and from medicine to the MBA, history serves as a versatile undergraduate major.

Multinational businesses demand that their executives understand the peoples and cultures around them, and be able to communicate that understanding effectively. If an occupation demands critical thinking and analysis, a background in history is invaluable.


The three principle objectives of coursework in history are to provide students with the (a) context in which issues and events, people and places, laws and society, progress and prosperity, problems and solutions are given root and foundation; give them the (b) critical reasoning skills for effective comprehension; and (c) supplement their cognitive knowledge base which is essential for career placement in the information-driven twenty-first century world of ideas, be that in education, business, technology, public or private sector employment or community service. 

Thus history with its study of how people function in complex social and cultural environments that change over time is an ideal discipline for honing the skills necessary to think clearly and critically whether that be applied as a practicing historian or a lawyer, physician, politician, governmental employee, private entrepreneur or simply a thoughtful, cultured, engaged member of society.

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:

  • History of the United States
  • Emperors, Shoguns, And Concubines: East Asia, Origins-1800.
  • The Dragon And The Rising Sun: East Asia, 1800-Present
  • Development of Western Civilization
  • The Birth of Modernity: Europe 1648 to the Present
  • History of Latin America

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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