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History, B.A / B.S

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
Western Carolina University’s History students acquire the skills of analysis, interpretation, written communication and critical thinking—precisely the skills they need for career success. The aim of the history department is to prepare students not only for their future careers, but also provide them the foundation for life-long learning. 
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Key facts:

  • Western Carolina University’s undergraduate program in history provides students with an excellent university education and the intellectual and communication skills that many professions demand. The program offers bachelor’s degrees of arts and science. In addition to liberal studies courses and history electives, the arts degree requires modern foreign language, survey and methods courses, while the science degree requires mathematics, survey and methods courses. All students complete a senior capstone project, an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have mastered during their time at WCU. Students may choose to enhance their academic experience through internships, co-operative education opportunities, and extracurricular activities such as The History Club, the history honor society and Fall Field Day.
  • Students enjoy a wide variety of courses in subjects as diverse as ancient Greece, women’s history and Appalachian culture. They learn from a dedicated faculty of scholars with national and international reputations. Graduates pursue careers in public school teaching, academia and public history, and professions such as law and public service.The majority of WCU history graduates pursue highly successful careers in business, education and government work, while a significant percentage finds professional employment in the areas of law, journalism and ministry. Many graduates choose to undertake graduate and professional studies in order to deepen their subject knowledge and further expand their career opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

History curriculum include:

  • Internship in Public and Applied History
  • European History
  • Ancient Empires
  • Birth of Europe 300-1517
  • African History to 1880
  • African History since 1880
  • History of Modern Asia U.S. History
  • Modern Latin American History
  • Immigration and Ethnicity in the U.S
  • American Sports History
  • History of American Popular Culture

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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