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History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
The History program of Vassar College develops a range of skills that can be applied not only to further study but also to a wide variety of careers. Students learn how to track down reliable sources of information, then how to make sense of complex documents and varying viewpoints. In an age of information overload, these tools are more essential than ever.
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Overview

Why study history at Vassar?

Knowledge of history opens a window onto the past, helping us comprehend the complexities of life in remote and recent periods. At the same time history provides a vital perspective on current events and issues, illuminating the impact of the past on the world today.

Students of the History program of Vassar College also enjoy the close mentorship of faculty who help them to become critical thinkers, strong writers and eloquent, incisive speakers. Our graduates aim high, welcome challenges, and stand out on the job market.

In recent years the department has hired an increasingly diverse faculty and has developed a fully global curriculum, with offerings not only in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Africa, but also East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. The department continues its tradition of requiring a senior history thesis, which each major completes in consultation with an advisor. 

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:

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • How We Got Here
  • The Dark Ages
  • High Middle Ages, 950-1300
  • Encounters in Modern East Asia
  • Europe 1945

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Secondary School Report and High School Transcript: To be completed and sent by your guidance counselor
  • Teacher Evaluations
  • Mid-year Grade Report Vassar requests each applicant's most recent grade report to be sent by their school counselor
  • Vassar will not require students to submit the SAT or ACT for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, as part of a new pilot policy. Applicants will be able to decide whether or not to submit their test scores
  • If English is neither your first language nor the primary language of instruction you have used throughout secondary school (minimum of three full years in English), you should submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and/or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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