• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This concentration is a good choice for students who want an introduction to and training in public history to work in museums, government agencies, consulting, and historical societies. History majors who select the General History concentration must complete another major or minor offered at CSU (except the minor in History).

Learning Outcomes

Students in the History - General History major at Colorado State University will demonstrate:

  • Analyze and interpret historical materials, such as documents, material artifacts, and images;
  • Engage in chronological reasoning to understand causation and change over time;
  • Examine critically how people in the past understood their own history in scholarly works and in popular forms such as myths, memorials, and other public commemorations;
  • Interpret, write, and speak about the past using evidence and according to the standards and expectations of the historical discipline, including honest use of evidence, openness to multiple perspectives, and historical empathy; and
  • Analyze both change and continuities over time by considering how events such as revolution, migration, war, ecological disturbance, and globalization changed societies as well as how structures like class, ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality, climate and religion shaped societies over a longer time horizon.

Potential Occupations

  • Government official in foreign service, national security, military, cultural resources management, and other areas;
  • History teacher in public and private schools;
  • Any professional occupation in business or public service requiring a liberal arts education and skills in research, writing, and the analysis of information;
  • With additional graduate training: lawyer, physician, social worker, minister, librarian, museum curator, archivist, professor, educational administrator, or other professional.

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:

  • Western Civilization, Pre-Modern 
  • The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  
  • Asian Civilizations 
  • World History, Ancient
  • Western Civilization, Modern
  • Asian Civilizations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

General Requirements

  • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
  • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
  • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
  • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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