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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #380 (QS) Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Students pursuing a History major or minor at Wake Forest University will enroll in thought-provoking courses that explore the varying ways people have wrestled with the perennial problems of human existence.
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Key Features

As a History major at Wake Forest University you will learn to think critically, read widely, and communicate effectively through written and oral presentation. History is an expansive and exciting field of study that allows you to examine all aspects of past societies, cultures, and civilizations. As such, it is an incredibly versatile major that you can customize to reflect your own passions and interests, both about the past and about the present that grew out of this past.

You will also gain critical skills in evidence-based research, analysis, and argumentation, all of which are valued by employers and postgraduate programs. Most History majors will not go on to become professional historians, and the alums pursue successful careers in market research and analysis, entrepreneurship, law, medicine, politics, library and archival management, and education.

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:

  • Cultural and Intellectual History
  • Economics, Trade, and Commerce
  • Gender/Sexuality/LGBTQ
  • Global/Transnational History
  • International Relations and Military History
  • Jewish History
  • Politics, Governance, and Law
  • Religion and Society
  • Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • Social History

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • International student applicants are required to submit a $65 application fee.
  • Certified transcripts are required from each secondary school, college or university attended. A record of at least four years of schooling is needed in order to evaluate the application. 
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score. The official score reports should be sent directly to Wake Forest from the testing institutions.
  • Wake Forest does not require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in the admissions application. If submitting scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing organizations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 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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