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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Greenville, SC, United States
With a firm foundation in the liberal arts, the Bachelor of Arts in History at Furman University allows students to explore a wide range of geographical regions, civilizations, and cultures throughout ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern history.
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Our wide-ranging curriculum covers North American, European, African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history.

History students from Furman University not only learn about history—the critical study of the past—but in the process, they learn how to read critically, analyze thoroughly, synthesize concisely, and write effectively. We teach communication and problem-solving skills that are applicable across all disciplines and professions.

Career Opportunities

Our history graduates are broadly-educated and well-rounded, making them highly desirable employees in a wide range of professions. We teach our history majors how to solve complex problems, connect ideas across disciplines, and think in a global context.

Our majors go on to successful careers in business, education, government, journalism, and law and have been accepted to some of the top graduate and professional schools in the nation. Recent alumni are enjoying careers in the following fields:

  • ​Legal professions 
  • Business and financial operations 
  • Education Community and social service 
  • Military and protective service 
  • Healthcare Media and communications 
  • Religion 
  • Entertainment 
  • Design and engineering

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:

  • European History - Exam Equivalency
  • Ancient Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Medieval Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Modern Europe

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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