Choose a general track based in United States, European or world studies, or organize your history BA around a specific theme, such as religious, African-American, political, social, intellectual or economic topics, to name a few. SNHU's history major is designed to be comprehensive and flexible, so you can tailor your degree to your areas of interest.
See Yourself Succeed in History
As an Southern New Hampshire University History major, learn to analyze the choices of the past and how those choices have affected the world we live in today. You'll also develop advanced critical thinking and communication skills through an intensive examination of the elements of history – texts, images, objects, landscapes – and the crafting of contemporary historical arguments based upon those sources.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed.
Internships & Outcomes
History majors can be found in a variety of professions, including lawyers, teachers, journalists, social organizers, economists and public servants. Whereas some majors provide specific training linked to one or two vocations, a BA in history prepares students for a wide range of career options. As a History major at Southern New Hampshire University, you'll gain a broad foundation in United States history and Western civilization, mostly through primary sources.
Our internship and study abroad experiences allow you to apply classroom learning to the wider world. We encourage students to pursue such opportunities as part of their undergraduate studies. Prior students have interned in museums and other historical arenas as well as in more traditional business-related areas. They have also studied abroad in Ireland, Italy, England and other locations.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15
International - Final Check-in Date: August 29
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- Intro to Humanities
- Appreciation and History of Music
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.
Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:
Four years of English
Three or more years of mathematics
Two or more years of science
Two or more years of social science
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.