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Humanities - History

Florida Institute of Technology

48 months
38590 USD/year
38590 USD/year
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The Humanities - History program at the Florida Institute of Technology provides students an opportunity to appreciate the story of humankind. Students explore patterns of human thought and successes in human invention, and develop an understanding of the evolution of humanity’s past and how it relates to the present.


A Truly Interdisciplinary Focus

As the Humanities - History program at the Florida Institute of Technology is interdisciplinary across the humanities, we encourage a connection between history and the sciences more broadly, encouraging students to work in fields ranging from the history of science to political science to public history, which will provide students a range of future career opportunities beyond academia.

The required history courses include the American History and the History of Science sequences. Majors will also be required to take a range of electives with both a Western and world focus.

All Humanities majors are required to complete a capstone project, a two-semester research project in the senior year. This requires the student to work independently, preparing for a written thesis and oral presentation on a substantial topic, developing the qualities of intellectual autonomy and written and verbal communication skills that are indispensable in a wide range of workplaces.

A degree in Humanities–History is a superb foundation for graduate programs in multiple disciplines, both within the humanities and beyond.

Career Options

The study of history encourages students to develop critical analysis skills crucial to analytical tasks in any career. The majority of History majors go on to have careers in education, training, libraries, business management, legal occupations, sales, and office/administrative support.

Former History majors include former US presidents, prime ministers, supreme court justices, authors, musicians, and actors.

As historian Peter Stearns put it, "Why study history? The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience.”

Other Potential Employers

Many universities have found that their history graduates go on to become lawyers. History students often develop skills that are highly valuable in the legal world: lawyers need to devise arguments based on historical data, and must be able to analyze large amounts of information and find the flaws and patterns in it—exactly what history students do.

Other career paths include:

  • Geographer
  • Research analyst
  • Anthropologist
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Historian
  • Editor, journalist, or writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
  • Asian Civilization
  • World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness
  • British Literature and Culture
  • British and American Literature
  • American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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122 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To evaluate your readiness to succeed in an undergraduate academic program at Florida Tech, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will carefully review your:

  • Transcript(s) from an approved high school
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation

International applicants are not required to provide standardized test (SAT or ACT) scores, but it is highly recommended for admission.

Please remember that while proof of English Proficiency is not required for admission, it is required before an admitted student may obtain immigration documents and enroll in academic courses at Florida Tech.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19295 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    38590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19295 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1030 - 1585 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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