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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
You’ll be taught by our highly respected history faculty, who have received teaching awards, book awards, and prestigious fellowships. They shape and administer interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Medieval Studies, and International Studies.
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We in the Fordham history department embrace and explore our collective human past every day. It’s through the past that we understand the present—and chart a more insightful course for the future.

You will study the development of peoples and nations, their interrelations and interactions, and the events that have shaped the modern world. You will come to see yourselves and your society from different times and places. This informed perspective on the world will guide your thinking and career.

You learn how to analyze societies and peoples in context—a valuable asset for many professional careers that require broad social vision and global awareness.

You’ll learn more than history here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, languages, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Sample courses:

  • Understanding Historical Change: Modern America
  • African Icons
  • Byzantium and the West
  • Medieval Warfare
  • Women in the Middle Ages
  • The Global Cold War
  • Ireland, 1688–1923
  • The Making of Modern Science
  • The Modern Middle East
  • Rebellion in Latin America
  • Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Chinese History

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Common Application with essay and $70 application fee

Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher

Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education)

Curricula for secondary educations around the world vary, and we recognize not all students have access to the same courses. 

SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)

English Language Evaluation Results

International students whose first language is not English must demonstrate their English proficiency through standardized test results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49645 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49645 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49645 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49645 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
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