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History, B.A.

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Rockford, IL, United States
Historians study and reinterpret the past because society’s present day concerns continue to change, and more historical sources are discovered and made available every day.


These sources help illuminate the past and illustrate that history is neither stagnant nor dull. Proper study of history is not based on memorization, but on interpretation and analysis. Understanding history involves integrating ideas and narrative, as well as a consideration of the influence of individuals and social forces on human events. The student of history has to make judgments about a broad range of evidence using an array of values and motivations. While the subject matter is the past, the principal goal of the Rockford University history department is to encourage students to read and think critically and write clearly in order to more fully interact with the present and future worlds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    51-55 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Western Civilization
  • Creation of the United States: 1600-1865
  • Evolution of the United States 1865-1945
  • Modern America since 1945
  • Beginning Statistics
  • World Regional Geography
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.65

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.65 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

  • Apply online. 
  • Request that your high school send us your: official high school transcripts 
  • 19 ACT (no sub-scores below a 17) or 990 SAT (2016 version and beyond)
  • Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30800 USD/year
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  • National

    30800 USD/year
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Living costs for Rockford

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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