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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spartanburg, SC, United States
The history major is divided into three major geographical regions; Europe, Non-Western, and the United States. In addition, there are specific course offerings on women's history and African-American history, as well as special topics courses and opportunities for independent study. 

Overview

The history major is divided into three major geographical regions; Europe, Non-Western, and the United States. In addition, there are specific course offerings on women's history and African-American history, as well as special topics courses and opportunities for independent study.

The programme

Students must complete a total of 39 credit hours with a grade of C or better in all courses including at least one course in each region at the 300-level or above as well as four other 300-level or above courses of their choosing, U.S. and World History surveys, required courses in historical methods and directed research in senior seminar. 

Students pursuing a B.A. in History or Secondary Education History must complete 12 credits of history at the 300-or above level and directed research in the required senior seminar. A minimum of twelve credits at the 300-level or above must be completed before enrolling in the senior seminar.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • United States history prior to 1877
  • United States history since 1865
  • European History pre-1815
  • European History post-1815
  • Asian History
  • Non-Western History Excluding Asia 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

Transcripts

  • International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates).

Sufficient Funding

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Financial aid programs at USC Upstate make it easier for many students to attend school who could not do so if left entirely to their own resources. The three general categories of federally-sponsored financial aid programs offered by the University to qualified undergraduate students include loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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