• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
California, MD, United States
Studying the past is the key to your future. In addition to becoming a knowledgeable historian, by taking the History program at California Lutheran University you’ll also be a strong writer, an effective researcher, and a perceptive analyst — abilities that are in demand and will serve you well in any field you choose to enter.
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Better understand the world

Studying history isn’t about memorizing dates. It’s about gaining insight into the way our world once worked and how that influences societies today. By understanding the past, you’ll be able to offer a clearer perspective on modern global issues.

Explore topics important to you

In addition to learning about general world and U.S. history, you’ll examine specific topics in depth, such as the Civil War, Medieval Europe, the Middle East, the Cold War, and women in history. Choose the ones that interest you most!

Go where the history is

International travel courses will allow you to explore histories at the sites of their creation. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in internships and engage in projects that will bring you to the archives, libraries, and other sources of primary data in Southern California.

Contribute your unique perspective

Connect with the intellectual community by joining the National History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Plugging in to this large and growing professional network of historians will allow you to share your ideas and take an active role in the collective understanding of history.

Your Future

Majors of the History program at California Lutheran University often pursue graduate work in law or the social sciences, but are equally well prepared to begin careers in museum studies, archival work, genealogy, public administration, and media reporting.

If your career aspirations include teaching social science for grades 7-12, we offer a distinct major designed to meet your needs.

Career paths:

  • Archivist
  • Assistant Curator
  • Author 
  • City Manager
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dramaturgist
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Engineering Technician
  • Financial Planner
  • Law Enforcement
  • Lawyer
  • Pastor
  • Pilot
  • University Professor

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:

  • World Civilization to 1500
  • World Civilizations Since 1500
  • United States History to 1877
  • United States History Since 1877
  • Historical Geography
  • Ancient Greek World
  • Medieval Europe & Mediterranean World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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