• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gary, IN, United States
The study of History offers meaningful insight into how humans have gone about making decisions in the past, how they make decisions in the present, and how they should make decisions in the future.
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History – A Bachelor of Arts in History degree program encourages students to explore the human condition by providing a foundation in the historical roots of cultures.The Bachelor of Arts History Degree will help students gain a better understanding of human thought and behavior and help them develop critical thinking skills that can be applied in a wide range of industries.The Department of History accepts any Latino studies courses with history designations toward the B.A. in history. Additionally, we will accept one CHRI number taken by students toward an A.A. in Latino studies and apply it to the B.A. in history toward completion of the required 24 credits of history courses at the 200 level and above.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • HIST-H 105 (3 cr.)
  • HIST-H 106 (3 cr.)
  • Select one of the following
    • HIST-H 113 (3 cr.)
    • HIST-H 114 (3 cr.)
  • History courses numbered 200-499 (24 cr.), including
    • 2 courses in United States history (6 cr.)
    • 2 courses in European history (from the Middle Ages to the present) (6 cr.)
    • 2 courses in other areas or topics in history (e.g., ancient, non-European, non-U.S.) (6 cr.)
    • One of the 200-499 level courses must be a HIST-H 215 Proseminar in History, taken before the junior year or before the capstone courses, which, depending on its content, will count as a course in one of the three areas above.
      • Before the final semster of senior year, majors must also take 2 courses in HIST-J 495 proseminar (HIST-J 495 fulfills capstone requirement).
      • Majors must also take the other half of Western Civilization (HIST-H 113 or HIST-H 114) that they did not take in their major requirement as a culture requirement course or an elective.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

  • 3.45-4.0 GPA
  • 1110-1290 SAT (critical reading/math only)

Additional Factors

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT are required.
  • There is no minimum score for admission to IU.
  • High scores mean scholarship, honors, and direct admission opportunities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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