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History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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All facets of human experience have a historical dimension — the power struggles of monarchs and presidents; the working lives of farmers, sailors and seamstresses; the spiritual lives of slaves; the cultural assumptions of colonizers; the intimate relationships of families, to name only a few. Even the telling of history has a historical dimension, since historical interpretations change over time, and historians often disagree about exactly how things happened and why.

The variety of sources through which we understand history can encompass the full range of human expression as well—written documents, clothing, household items, artwork, advertisements, songs, buildings and public monuments, among others. By studying primary materials and divergent interpretations of history, students acquire and develop analytical and expository skills.

The study of History at St. Lawrence University affords many additional benefits. It expands and enriches our understanding of the diversity of human lives over time across such boundaries as gender, culture, class, race, age, region, and religion. It helps us think about how and why the world we know came to be and about our own places in it. History students learn about the past and develop skills in and beyond the classroom.  They engage in community-based learning, conduct independent research projects, complete summer internships, and study abroad.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in banking, business, communications, education, finance, government, information technology, journalism, law, medicine, politics, public health, public history, and numerous other fields. The history major is excellent preparation for anything that require the ability to analyze, problem-solve, and communicate.

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 include:

  • Development of the United States, 1607-1877  
  • Development of the United States, 1877-Present  
  • Women in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present  
  • Global Environmental History  
  • Introduction to Native 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.

  • 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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General Requirements


  • Common Application
  • $60 application fee or fee waiver
  • Official copy of your high school transcript
  • Official standardized exam scores (optional)
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic recommendations from teachers who have taught you in high school
  • Resume (optional)
  • SAT or ACT official test score report (or certified copy). 
  • Teacher recommendation letter
  • St. Lawrence University financial aid form (we do not require CSS or ISFAA)
  • St. Lawrence waives the application fee for all international students. Please indicate on the Common Application the fee waiver status when you submit your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58330 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58330 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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