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American History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The American History program of Salve Regina University strives to increase students’ understanding of the past in order to give them a better perspective on the contemporary world.
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With training in research, writing and analysis, the majors of the American History program of Salve Regina University are well prepared for graduate work as well as a variety of careers in such fields as education, government, museum studies and business.

Our Program

While we emphasize American and European history, students learn to appreciate our multicultural world through a variety of courses on non-Western regions. We encourage majors to immerse themselves in other cultures through study abroad programs in such diverse locations as Italy, Egypt, France and Senegal.

Closer to home, we take full advantage of our location in Newport, a leading seaport in the Colonial and Revolutionary eras and a favorite summer destination for the wealthy during the Gilded Age. From courses on the religious history of Newport to internship opportunities at historical societies, archives and museums, we offer unique, hands-on learning experiences in a living historical environment.

Students may also choose to double major in history and secondary education, which prepares them to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification for grades 7-12.

Life After Salve

A degree in history develops students' analytical abilities and strengthens their research and writing skills. Our curriculum prepares students for graduate programs, law school and a variety of career paths.

In the Workforce

  • Teaching: Graduates teach at the high school or middle school level, in public and private schools.
  • Museums, archives and public history: Graduates are working in museums, historical societies and libraries.
  • Public service and government: Graduates have served in federal and state agencies along with political organizations.
  • Business: Graduates work in banks, the insurance industry, information technology companies and real estate agencies.

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:

  • History of the United States to 1877
  • History of the United States Since 1877
  • The Historian's Craft
  • Historical Research Methods
  • Senior Thesis Capstone
  • Introduction to Public History

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Please submit an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling
  • The submission of SAT and/or ACT test scores is optional except for applicants to the nursing and education programs, who must submit official results
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • To confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth, we ask applicants to submit a copy of their passport photo ID page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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