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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spartanburg, SC, United States
History majors at Wofford start their college experience by taking foundational courses that give a basis in Western history. Upper-level courses give students the freedom to take classes on topics that range from Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Europe to Imperial Russia to Latin American History.
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The best reason for majoring in any discipline is having a passion for it, a genuine curiosity and hunger to know more. Any subject you devote the largest single portion of your college career to studying should be something you care about.

A major should also contribute to your full intellectual and personal development. History does that. It is not merely about an interest in the past. History as a discipline helps you develop skills that will be valuable for your career—and for life in general.

As a History major, you’ll learn how to think like a historian: how to find, evaluate, and use evidence, how to make persuasive arguments grounded in facts. The foundation of the major is a research methods class that introduces you to the skills essential to the craft of history. Those skills equip you not only for the study of different times and places in upper-division History classes, but for many and varied future careers. History is much more than learning about past events.

The seven historians in the Wofford History Department teach a wide variety of courses, ranging chronologically from the ancient world to modern times and geographically covering five continents. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the United States, 1607-1865
  • History of the United States Since 1865
  • American Military History 2
  • South Carolina
  • History of the American South to the Civil War
  • History of the American South since the Civil War
  • Colonial North America to 1763
  • Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1800
  • Topics in American Social History
  • American Civil War
  • The American Frontier
  • American Legal History
  • History of American Women
  • American Diplomatic History
  • African-American History to 1865
  • African-Am History since 1865
  • America Since 1945
  • World War II: A Global 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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    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 the  Common Application, including the Wofford College member page.
  • Submit the School Report form and your high school transcript(s).
  • Submit your official test scores.
  • The TOEFL (minimum score 90) or IELTS (minimum score 7) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, a recorded or scored interview may be taken into consideration. We are happy to recommend  Initial View, ACTFL OPIc, and Vericant. 
  • The SAT or ACT is a requirement for native English speakers. SAT or ACT scores are expected from all international applicants unless students are unable to reach a testing center.Submit completed  Financial Certification for International Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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