History and Political Science, B.A. | Northeastern University | Boston, United States
48 months
59100 USD/year
59100 USD/year
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The Department of History and the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University offer an interdisciplinary combined major in History and Political Science.


Students interested in the History and Political Science combined major at Northeastern University integrate the study of political systems and theories with the study and analysis of human history.

What you will learn

History at Northeastern emphasizes the study of local and regional histories as well as of the global exchanges between nations, regions, and cultures.

Knowledge of the past is also about building the future. In a world marked by increasing exchange between peoples, cultures, and societies, history is key to understanding contemporary issues such as the future of democracy, the nature of citizenship and rights, the origins and conduct of war, the foundations of racial and ethnic conflict and tolerance, and poverty and prosperity.

At the same time, history teaches crucial skills in analytical thinking, research processes, writing, oral expression, and multimedia presentation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of the United States
  • The World Since 1945
  • The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide
  • Fieldwork in History
  • American Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Research Methods in Political Science
  • Historical Research and Writing
  • Middle Eastern History
  • Latin American History
  • Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Early decision: November 1


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Your Common Application or Coalition Application
    • Your application must be submitted by the deadline, along with either the application fee ($75) or a fee waiver request.
    • Your Secondary School Report and Official High School Transcript must be submitted directly from your high school.
    • Optional Standardized Testing.
    • All applicants from US and international high schools will be able to choose to submit standardized testing (SAT or ACT) or not.
    • Non-native English-speaking applicants must continue to submit official results from an approved English Language Test or request a waiver through the Application Status Check. 
    • English Proficiency: All students, regardless of citizenship must demonstrate English language proficiency when applying to Northeastern.

Tuition Fee

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    59100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 59100 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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