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History, Pre-Law, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
A high-quality history paper is one that’s clearly written with a persuasive argument and judicious use of evidence. It’s not surprising that those heading to law school find that a degree in History makes a good foundation. We offer a bachelor degree in History, Pre-Law at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
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As a History, Pre-Law track at Indiana University of Pennsylvania , you’ll find that studying the past is an outstanding way to prepare for your future.

Through your history classes, you can choose to study a broad range of topics such as colonial America, medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, ancient Greece, Native Americans, early China, the Civil War, Russia, and the Middle East.

All History majors are encouraged to do an independent study or an honors thesis. You’ll develop the essential critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills to have a successful law career.

You’ll also take seven courses covering business, criminology, economics, history, philosophy, and political science for the Pre-Law track.

This major offers you the academic preparation demanded by law schools and helps you to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for the law school admissions examination.

Campus activities, such as mock trial, also add to the learning opportunities available to prepare for law school.


With a BA in History from IUP, you will have many job options:

  • Historian
  • Civil Servant
  • Archivist
  • Museum Director
  • Grant Writer
  • Journalist
  • Historical Society Director
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Curator

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Many business employers are not looking for a specific degree. They want applicants with a broad perspective, writing skills, and the ability to formulate a winning argument—the common traits of IUP history graduates. 
  • Government services, museums, and historical societies are typical destinations for history majors, but grant and technical writing positions may also be in the offing. Even industries such as tourism and travel have begun to appreciate the value of a staff historian.

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.

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    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

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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