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Amherst College

48 months
76800 USD/year
76800 USD/year
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The History major from Amherst College emphasizes breadth and depth. While pursuing a thematic or geographic concentration, all students also complete courses in and modern history and in multiple areas.


Goals for the History Major

Students who complete the History major from Amherst College will be able to

  • Think critically about the relationship between historical evidence and arguments.
  • Challenge and revise existing narratives of the past, both to comprehend the events they describe and to shed light on society’s evolving needs and concerns.
  • Question their own ideas and assumptions, and reflect on the often hidden relationships between ideas and social institutions, and between individuals and their cultures.
  • Analyze texts, documents, and oral historical materials, and assess the uses made of these materials by other historians.
  • Frame research questions, conduct independent research, and write persuasively.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Race, Empire, and Transnationalism: Chinese Diasporic Communities in the U.S. and the World
  • Medieval Europe (1000-1500)
  • 20th-Century America
  • Middle Eastern History: 500–1600
  • Geopolitics and American Foreign Policy
  • The Virgin Mary: Image, Cult, Syncretism (ca. 400-1700)
  • Race and American Capitalism: From Slavery to Ferguson

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application
  • Amherst College Writing Supplement 
  • $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's Quick Pass).
  • School Report
  • Secondary School Transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor)
  • Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
  • Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or official scores).
  • Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants)
  • First marking period grades from senior year (for ED applicants)
  • Mid-Year School Report Form (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
  • Mid-Year Transcript (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)

Tuition Fee

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    76800 USD/year
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  • National

    76800 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 76800 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 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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