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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
When you study History at Assumption College you’ll gather the many threads of the past and follow them through to the modern day.  Through careful analysis, you’ll determine where we come from—and where we’re headed.
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The study of History opens students to new worlds and diverse cultures across time and place. Students of history at Assumption College have the opportunity to understand life in the present by comparing and contrasting it with the rich and varied experiences of people who lived in the past in the United States, Europe, Asia, Russia and Latin America.

Whether you major or minor in history, the rigorous inquiry and analysis help to develop critical thinking skills that are highly valued in any profession. Close reading of primary and secondary sources sharpens research abilities. Students cultivate strong writing skills throughout their coursework.

History graduates take their degree in many directions. Almost one-third of history majors concentrate in education and plan to teach. Many Assumption graduates move into law, business, government and other fields that require strong reasoning and writing skills.

Course objectives

  • Explore the rich and varied experience of the past while deepening your understanding of the present
  • Hone the critical thinking skills you’ll need for your future career through interrogating primary sources and analyzing both what they say and what they mean.
  • Conduct an independent research project on a topic of your choosing, allowing you to explore a subject you’re passionate about in depth.
  • Study at the prestigious American Antiquarian Society (AAS),  a research library founded in 1812 that focuses on American history, literature and culture
  • The Adverts 250 Project: Undergraduates can curate weekly contributions to an on-going digital exhibition of “Advertising in Colonial America 250 Years Ago this Week.”

Career Opportunities

The study of History provides a foundation for careers in almost any field.

Graduates enter careers in education, business, journalism, public relations, teaching, insurance, government service, personnel work and many other fields that draw upon those analytic skills, deepened perspective and breadth of vision that comes from the study of the past and strong writing skills. They also enroll in graduate school or law school.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Ancient Rome
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Late Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance Europe
  • European Reformations
  • France since 1789
  • Russia: Pre-Revolutionary Period
  • Russia since 1917
  • Germany since 1890
  • Rise and Decline of European Primacy
  • Diplomatic History of Europe in the 20th Century
  • Women in Europe
  • Baroque Europe, 1600-1789
  • Christian Mystics
  • Classics of Spiritual Direction

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.

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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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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