John Cabot University

History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English


History majors are encouraged to interpret and question the cultural, social, economic and political factors that shape the ways in which individuals, societies, and cultures change over time.

History faculty help students develop the skills of historical analysis, critical reading and writing, and research through a combination of survey courses and limited enrolment seminars.  Throughout the history program from John Cabot University, students develop their intellectual agility, curiosity and responsibility, along with research and communicative abilities.  As such, our history major provides a strong foundation for graduate study in history and related fields, professional education (e.g., Law School or teacher training), and careers in any field that places high value on analytical and communicative skills.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify, interpret, and develop well-reasoned and strongly supported explanations of major historical processes and developments.
  • Identify, interpret, and explain how interactions between different groups within single societies, polities and cultures, along with those crossing such boundaries, contributed to shape distinctive historical identities and outcomes.
  • Evaluate and analyze differing scholarly arguments and interpretations relating to different historical problems and will learn to identify how historians have examined and interpreted different cultures over time.
  • Develop an understanding of how context and audience contribute to shape historical interpretation and perspective on the past through the analysis of a variety of sources.
  • Become aware of the importance of finding, using and producing reliable information and learn to respect academic integrity and ethical standards in academic work.


John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Western Civilization I
  • Introduction to Western Civilization II
  • Doing History
  • The Long Term History of Globalization
  • One 200 or 300 level HS course in each of the following areas: Ancient History (before c. 500 C.E.), Medieval History (c. 500-1500 C.E.), Early Modern History (c. 1500-1800 C.E.), Modern History (c. 1800-2000 C.E.)
  • Research and Writing in the Humanities
  • Senior Thesis

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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 (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission to John Cabot's undergraduate program is based on a review of the following items:

1. Completed application form. We accept both our online application and the common application.

2. A 600 word personal essay.

3. $50/€50 non-refundable application fee.

4. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school work to date.

5. Interview by phone, Skype, or in person.

6. Letter(s) of Recommendation or Teacher Evaluation Form.

7. SAT or ACT results (US applicants only) Collegeboard John Cabot University code for SAT is 2795 / ACT code is 5283

8. Evidence of English Language Proficiency (for students who have studied in an English language institution for fewer than two years)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10164 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • U.S. citizen / permanent resident of the United States / Canadian citizen: $11,950/term
  • Citizen of countries other than the United States or Canada: €8,500/term

Living costs for Roma

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


At John Cabot University we are committed to making our American degree programs in Rome as affordable as possible. Our generous scholarship program provides our students with numerous awards based on academic merit and financial need. We also participate in the U.S. Title IV Program for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Parent PLUS Loans, as well as Veteran and Military Family Aid.

John Cabot University offers a variety of financial aid options for our undergraduate students.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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