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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) , CA,
History is a set of evolving rules and tools that allows us to interpret processes and phenomena in the past with clarity and rigor. It requires evidence, sophisticated use of information, and a deliberative stance to explain change and continuity over time.

About

As a profoundly public pursuit, it is essential to active and empathetic public engagement and world citizenship and requires effective communication to make the past accessible for multiple audiences. It is a craft with a set of professional ethics and standards that demand peer review, citation and toleration for the provisional nature of knowledge

The History major at UC Merced emphasizes the many ways in which connections between regions and nations have existed over time. All students gain familiarity with world history, learn interpretive skills and take at least one course focused on research, and also undertake a capstone research project; they have opportunities to apply their classroom learning to research problems outside the classroom, contributing to expanding public knowledge and awareness of cultural issues. Students may explore thematic topics such as environmental history, the history of science and technology, and the history of migration and cultural intersections, as well as issues of world, national, state and local history.

Though rooted in the study of the past, the tools employed by historians are useful in a broad array of modern careers and professions. History, with it focus on research, writing and augmentation, is well known as an excellent preparation for graduate school, law school and other professions. History majors may also find employment related to their degrees in schools, museums, editing and publishing, archives, historic preservation, federal, state and local agencies, and as consultants and contractors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  •  Introduction to World History to 1500
  •  Introduction to World History Since 1500
  •  Forging of the United States, 1607-1877
  •  Twentieth-Century America
  •  History of the American West 1500 - 1849
  •  History of the American West, 1850-2000
  •  Introduction to Environmental History
  •  History of Food
  •  Medieval Europe
  •  Early Modern Europe
  •  Modern European History
  •  Topics in U.S. History
  •  History of Technology in Society I
  •  History of Technology in Society II
  •  The Body in Health and Disease - An Introduction to the History of Medicine
  •  Arts of the Islamic World
  •  The Silk Road

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

  • GPA is 3.0 or better (3.4 for nonresidents), based on the completed “a-g” courses, as described below in calculating your GPA.
  • You have already taken the required examination or will take it by December of your senior year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20806 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Merced

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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