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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

History majors at Western Washington University learn how to locate and access a wide range of sources, to analyze historical evidence, including textual and visual sources, to evaluate historical interpretations, and to develop and support their own interpretations. The quantity of writing and discussion required in history courses also helps students to develop effective communication skills.

Why Consider a History Major?

If you like to read, write, and learn about the experiences of people in different places and times, you should consider the history major. No other major prepares students for as many different careers. History majors' strong communication skills are valued by all employers, including businesses and government agencies.

The research, analytical, and evaluative skills that history majors develop prepare them for graduate study in many humanistic disciplines, public affairs, and library science and for careers as journalists, government officials, and attorneys. A growing number of history majors have made careers in the expanding field of public history. They work in museums, archives, and historical preservation.

Sample Careers
  • Foreign Service Officer 
  • Attorney
  • Government Official
  • Journalist
  • Business Manager
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Historical Consultant
  • Museum Professional
  • Government Historian
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Curator
  • Video/Media Producer
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Policy Advisor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to American Civilization: American History to 1865
  • Introduction to American Civilization: American History Since 1865
  • Introduction to Western Civilization: Prehistory to 476
  • Introduction to Western Civilization: 476-1713
  • Introduction to Western Civilization: 1713-Present
  • World History to 500
  • World History, 1500 to the Present
  • History of the American West
  • Race and Identity in Modern America
  • History of the Jews

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      80

                      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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      550

                      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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

                      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.

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                    Academic Requirements

                    National students

                    • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
                    • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
                    • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
                    • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

                    International students

                    • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
                    • $60 non-refundable application fee
                    • Official academic credentials
                    • Evidence of English language proficiency
                    • Statement of Financial Responsibility

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      21801 USD/module
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
                    • National

                      6387 USD/module
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    • 10-18 credits per quarter

                    Living costs for Bellingham

                    • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
                      Living Costs

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

                    Funding

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