48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Why study the past? To understand ourselves in time. To explore the past—to uncover the social, political and cultural forces that have shaped the course of history—is to learn what it means to be human. Grappling with the complex origins of our contemporary world, the study in the History program of Rutgers University gives us the tools to meet the challenges of the future.


Majoring in History can take you where you want to go!

Studying history prepares us to become engaged citizens and creative thinkers; it also paves the way to many diverse and rewarding careers. Whether reading sources, writing essays or reenacting famous events, history students develop advanced skills in research, analysis, debate and communication. Students master the traditional arts of thinking critically, assessing evidence and constructing arguments and acquire crucial cutting-edge skills in digital and public history. Often, students in the History program of Rutgers University venture beyond the classroom and the library to investigate archives, visit historic sites, and work in internships. History graduates work as teachers and lawyers, scholars and entrepreneurs, doctors and business executives, journalists and editors, writers and filmmakers, activists and public servants. Some even become rock stars.

"What can I do with a history major?"

Students often ask this question. A history major is excellent preparation for many professional careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, law, education, finance, and international affairs. In fact, a recent survey of college graduates published in the International Herald Tribune showed that history majors have employment opportunities in a much wider and more exciting range of fields than graduate students in more specialized areas of study.

Many Rutgers history graduates successfully compete for admission to the best law, business, and graduate schools in the country.Some history majors have gone on to medical school by combining a  history major with an appropriate sequence of science courses. Some have earned the state teaching certificate by enrolling in the five-year BA/Master of Education program offered through the Graduate School of Education. Others pursue master's or doctoral degrees to conduct research and teach at the college level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World History
  • World War II in World History
  • Law and History
  • Health, Culture and Society
  • Jewish History I: Ancient and Medieval
  • Capitalism: The History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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