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History and Political Thought, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
The History and Political Thought major at Concordia University Irvine strives to equip you to “see life steadily and see it whole.” The interdisciplinary nature of the courses required for this major focus on the human experience across time and space by studying the lives and ideas of individuals and examining the ethos and character of societies.
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Overview

As a History and Political Thought major at Concordia University Irvine, you will find that our highly qualified faculty members are committed to providing a rigorous environment where you can pursue your own goals, as well as the necessary skills to become wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens – wherever your career leads you.

Our focused curriculum does not chase after trends, but rather provides a classic study of the great western tradition. Cohesive courses cover a broad range of topics and have rigorous reading and writing requirements.

Opportunities for History and Political Thought Majors

History and Political Thought graduates are able to conceptualize and articulate important elements of selected disciplines within the social sciences through persuasive written and oral communication. Our students are often a tight-knit group that study and socialize together. They have found that their involvement in opportunities like the following sharpen their employable skills.

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:
  • Ancient Greece and Rome 
  • Political Thought l: Ancient to Early Modern 
  • Political Thought II: The Enlightenment 
  • Fundamentals of Latin 
  • Mythology, Philosophy and Theology 
  • Islamic Civilization 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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