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Subjects focus on American, African, Asian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern history; social, intellectual, military and political history; and gender and ethnic studies. You’ll learn to read closely and critically, to evaluate and synthesize materials from diverse sources, to speak and write effectively, to use empathy and imagination and to adhere to high standards of intellectual integrity — skills and habits of mind that will serve you well in diverse fields.

Our setting in a historic city and region provides a complementary atmosphere and many internship opportunities with museums, historic attractions and preservation organizations (as well as in other parts of the country). Apply to study abroad in cities old and new.

Pursue opportunities to work with our skilled and helpful faculty on individual research projects. Join our History Club. Excel and you could be inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society — and become eligible for the history honors program, in which you can work directly with a faculty member to complete a thesis and earn an honors degree.

Outcomes of the History degree at State University of New York at Oswego:
  • Read closely and critically
  • Evaluate and synthesize materials from diverse sources
  • Speak and write effectively; demonstrate ability to analyze and incorporate primary and/or secondary sources into writing
  • Demonstrate outstanding ability to define historical problems, synthesize information and understand causal relationships
  • Adhere to high standards of intellectual integrity

Career options:

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Public and government service
  • Publishing
  • Museum work
  • Diplomacy

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 included:
  • History of the United States to 1865 
  • History of the United States Since 1865
  • History of Police in America 
  • Women in American History to 1865
  • Women in American History, 1865 to Present 
  • America's Vietnam War 
  • United States Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century
  • American Immigration and Ethnic History
  • The Early Republic: US 1789-1848 
  • Women in Twentieth Century United States 
  • Topics in American History 

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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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