• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Paul, MN, United States
The Department of History offers a wide variety of courses dealing with the principal periods and topics of American, European, and World history, as well as selected non-European/non-U.S. fields such as East Asia, Latin America, the Atlantic World, and the Middle East.
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All history courses are designed to increase students' knowledge about how human agency and contingency, patterns of continuity and change, and the interactions of cultures affect our understanding of history. Thus, students not only learn historical content, but they also develop the habits of mind needed for the critical investigation and appreciation of history.

Among our regular offerings are 100-level courses that fulfill the Historical Studies component of the core curriculum. The learning objectives for these courses are:

  • To teach basic methods of historical inquiry and analysis of sources;
  • To increase knowledge of the history of the modern world and its origins;
  • To raise awareness of diversity within human history and the importance of intercultural learning;
  • To address issues related to the professional ethics of historians and the ethical use of historical materials.
  • The organizing theme of these courses is “Contact and Change,” which affords students an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time.

    The History Department also offers a history major and a minor. Students may pursue the history major by itself or paired with another major or minor to prepare for careers in education, business, law, communications, government, and library, museum, or archival work. The history major also prepares students for graduate work in History or in other history-related academic disciplines. Interested students may also select individual history courses as electives that complement and enhance another major. History pairs especially well with majors or minors in Political Science, International Studies, Education, Justice and Peace Studies, Art History, English, Modern and Classical Languages, American Culture and Difference, Communication and Journalism, and Legal Studies. Students who pursue liberal arts majors like History are also eligible for the Renaissance program.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Origins of the Modern World to 1550
    • The History of the Modern World since 1550 
    • The World Since 1900
    • Early America in Global Perspective 
    • The Modern U.S. in Global Perspective 
    • African American History in Global Perspective 
    • The Middle East and North Africa in Global Perspective
    • East Asian Civilizations in Global Perspective 
    • Ancient Egypt and the Near East 
    • The Ancient Greek World
    • History of the Roman World 
    • The Making of Europe: Middle Ages to 1000 
    • The Dawn of a New Era: Europe from 1000 to 1450 
    • Historical Archaeology

    English Language Requirements

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    General Requirements

  • The official undergraduate application for admission.
  • The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, writing sample and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date
  • Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the fall semester of admission.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      44780 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Paul

    • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
      Living Costs

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