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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
The History program of Eckerd College provides perspective for understanding contemporary society and its problems; however, it can also offer a sense of one’s unique heritage as well as a comparative view of life in other cultures and other times.
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As broad as human experience, it provides a context for the understanding of literature, art, philosophy, and the sciences. Akin to both the Humanities and the Social Sciences, history gives attention to the individual and to society as a whole, revealing the vast range of human experiences, the extraordinary variety of human institutions, and the inevitability of change. 

The faculty of the History program of Eckerd College encourages students to pursue areas of interdisciplinary concentration. Our faculty members have formal ties to related fields such as East Asian Studies, American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ancient Studies, Classics, and Environmental Studies. In addition, students are welcome to design concentrations or double majors with other fields in the humanities or social sciences, including political science, international business, philosophy, religion, literature, and particular language fields.

Careers in History

History is a flexible and far-ranging Humanities discipline. It is excellent preparation for a variety of fields – law, teaching, business, public service, journalism, and even medicine. Increasingly, both the private sector and graduate schools are looking for applicants who have broad interests and backgrounds.

The study of history builds skills and knowledge that are indispensable for any career: clarity in writing and speaking; effective use of evidence and argument; the ability to perform independent research; and an awareness of cultural differences and commonalities.


Careers that are most frequently chosen by Eckerd history graduates are:

  • Teaching: Careers in teaching history range from the elementary school to the college and university level. Eckerd offers excellent preparation for graduate study in history.
  • Professional: An undergraduate degree in history is an excellent preparation for a career in law, business and international commerce, journalism, publishing, or the ministry. In addition, public relations firms and travel and tourism companies always value employees with a background in history.
  • Government Service: A wide range of government positions are open to historians, including historical research, diplomatic and foreign service, and intelligence. The Department of Education and various state and local preservation organizations also actively recruit historians.
  • Research and Scholarship: Occupations that are closely related to history may be found in libraries, archives, museums, and historical sites. Businesses also frequently employ historians for consulting or to manage their records and archives.

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:

  • Making History
  • Big History
  • Modern Europe
  • Modern Middle East
  • 20th Century World
  • Environmental 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Common Application or Eckerd College application
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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