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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
In our History major, your studies will take you everywhere from colonial America to the former Soviet Union to the medieval west. Guiding you will be faculty members who are experts in modern Europe, China and India; the Caribbean; American religion; women’s history and more. 
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Since the present day was forged in the past, this field is really a tool for understanding the people and cultures that have come before us, and using these insights to shape the modern world. 

You won’t spend your time exclusively in the past — through a broad range of business courses, you’ll also explore how your knowledge is relevant to today’s world. It’s all designed to make sure you leave here with top-notch skills in critical thinking, data analysis and communication.

In this major, you’ll customize your studies through one of two concentration options:

  • Regional history (American, Asian, European or Latin American/Caribbean)
  • Thematic history (social, economic or military)

A History degree is excellent preparation for careers in industries as diverse as business, government, law, international affairs, journalism, law, politics and public policy.

It also can serve as a steppingstone to graduate programs in any of these fields.

Specific positions you can pursue with our History major include:

  • Archivist
  • Attorney
  • Curator
  • Information management specialist
  • Journalist
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor/teacher
  • Reference librarian

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 20th Century U.S. Economic History
  • America and its Arts
  • The Caribbean: Past, Present, Futures
  • The Civil War
  • Colonial America (1400-1750)
  • Constitutional History of the United States
  • History of China: Before Confucius, After Mao
  • History of Ireland: From St. Patrick to “The Troubles”
  • History of Japan: Samurai and Salarymen
  • Latin America (1800-Present)
  • The Making of Our Contemporary World
  • The Medieval West
  • Modern United States History (1920-Present)
  • The Past and Present in Africa

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.

  • 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

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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