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History, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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History is studied for many reasons. It is our social memory, telling us who we are, where we belong, and where we seem to be going. History takes us out of the present, broadens the horizons of our minds, makes us aware of human possibilities, and confronts us with the awareness that our present culture is neither the only way, nor perhaps the best way, that human beings have lived.

The History program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater helps to develop a breadth of vision, a capability for critical thinking, and a fundamental understanding of human society permitting a person to grow and adapt to the changing career opportunities in the modern world.

Why History at UW-Whitewater

The History Department at UW-Whitewater offers students three (3) 36-unit tracks in history, public history, or secondary education, as well as a two (2) minor programs in history and history education.  The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees and also offers a Bachelor of Science in Education for students wishing to teach history or social studies at the elementary, middle or high school level. The Department produces more social studies teachers every year than any other campus in the UW system.

The Department also prides itself on providing students with rigorous training in writing, research, and analytical thinking.  Coursework is offered in Early and Modern United States, Pre-Modern, Early, and Modern European, African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Global/Comparative history. The faculty in the History Department includes specialists in all areas of the globe.  Small class sizes and one-on-one involvement in undergraduate research opportunities and internships make UW-Whitewater an excellent choice for the student of history. 

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 American West
  • History of American Indian Law and Policy
  • Studies in European or US History
  • 20th Century Comparative Genocides
  • Studies in Africa, Asia, Middle East or Latin America
  • Western Civilization

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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