B.A. On Campus

History and Political Science

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re interested in politics, world affairs, and history, consider the combined History and Political Science program of Rutgers University.


About the Program

You’ll learn about events of the past from ancient China to contemporary America, as well as the philosophical and practical problems of political organization, collective action, and governance in the modern world. The joint History and Political Science program of Rutgers University is an integrated program consisting of 45 credit hours from the combined disciplines. This program provides excellent preparation for many professional careers in a variety of fields, including business, government, law, education, finance, and international affairs. This program takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.

Programme Structure

The History Component of the History/Political Science Joint Major will include the following courses:

  • At least one course in each of the three following areas: 1) United States History (512), 2) European History (510), 3) Global, African, Asian, Latin American, or Native American history (selected 506 and 508 courses).
  • At least one course in the history of some period prior to 1500 A.D. (pre-modern course- click here)
  • At least four* courses at the 300-400 level.

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.


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