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American History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Newport, RI, United States
The Department of History strives to increase students’ understanding of the past in order to give them a better perspective on the contemporary world. While we emphasize American and European history, students learn to appreciate our multicultural world through a variety of courses on non-Western regions.

Overview

In addition, we encourage majors to immerse themselves in other cultures through the University's 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 students unique, hands-on learning experiences in a living historical environment. With training in research, writing and analysis, our majors are well prepared for graduate work as well as a variety of careers in such fields as education, government, museum studies and business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • History otthe United States to 1877 
  • History of the United States Since 1877 
  • American Immigrant Experience 
  • American Economic History 
  • The American Revolution 
  • America's Civil War 
  • Urban America 
  • History ot Warfare 
  • Modern America 
  • Modern American Foreign Policy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Common Application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor and one from the teacher of your choice).
  • Personal essay.
  • SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). Please note that scores are optional unless you are applying as a nursing or education major.
  • Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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