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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) Los Angeles, CA, United States
The History department at California State University Northridge offers a B.A. in History for undergraduate students. In the History major, students take a mix of larger survey classes, upper-level classes on more specific topics and several required seminars teaching skills in historical research and critical analysis.

Overview

The History department at California State University Northridge combines teaching and research at the highest levels. Department faculty past and present have received Distinguished Teaching and Distinguished Publication awards from the University. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with a grounding in research and writing skills, as well as coursework in the history of the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Department faculty explore the past from a variety of perspectives, including urban and social history; cultural history; history of women and gender; political history; economic history; legal history; and diplomatic, military and international history. In upper division tutorials and proseminars, faculty work with undergraduates in small classes.

The department also seeks to foster student research through a number of special programs and research seminars, which involve trips to archives and historic sites. Through its internship program, the department gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of fields while getting credit toward their degree.

Careers

History trains students in critical thinking, research and writing. History majors commonly go on to careers in law, business, education, library science, public policy and public service, diplomacy and journalism.

Students who are interested in teaching can undertake the Social Science Subject Matter Program (SSSMP) while completing the History major. Interested students are encouraged to contact the History department at (818) 677-3566 to make an appointment with the SSSMP advisor.

The History department offers an internship program for students who want to develop work experience. The faculty internship coordinator works individually with each student to set up an internship appropriate to the student’s interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National Students: 30 November for fall admission

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World History to 1500
  • Western Civilization to 1500
  • Themes in Western Civilization Before 1500
  • World History Since 1500
  • Western Civilization since 1500
  • Western Cultural Heritage, Modern Age
  • Themes in Western Civilization After 1500

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6792 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
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Funding

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