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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
For a balanced understanding of history, majors must complete courses from each of the following focus areas:U.S. history; European history; Other regions of the world (Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Canada) or courses with a transnational focus. 
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Overview

The History Department offers a wide variety of chronological, geographical, and thematic courses that enhance individuals’ understanding of themselves and the contemporary world by expanding their experiences to include the experiences of other peoples, both past and present. These courses range from ancient times to the present, cover most geographical regions of the world, and allow topical specialties ranging from women’s or environmental history to the history of technology or labor history. History graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations. Traditionally they have gone into teaching and education careers in primary and secondary schools and, with appropriate graduate-level training, colleges and universities.

 More recently, increasing numbers of history graduates are finding their way into private and public non-profit organizations and agencies, such as museums, archives and libraries, research and service institutions, legislative bodies, and planning agencies. Others find career opportunities in the private sector, including publishing, journalism and broadcasting, and law firms; in fact, history is an ideal pre-law major.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • United States History Since 1877
  • History of Ancient and Medieval Europe
  • History of Modern Europe
  • East Asian Civilization
  • India: Identities and Changes
  • Introduction to Early Latin America
  • Introduction to Modern Latin America
  • Introduction to Africa
  • Craft of Historical Detection
  • Problems in History
  • Medieval Civilization
  • History of Maine
  • Maine and the Sea
  • Geography of Maine
  • History of the Maine Woods
  • History of Film
  • North American Indian History
  • History and Comics
  • Maine Indian History in the Twentieth Century
  • Heresy, Witchcraft, and Reform
  • Creation of the Atlantic World, 1450-1888
  • History of Globalization, 1900-Present
  • Technology and Society from Ancient Times till the Present
  • New England and Eastern Canada Since 1815: A Transnational Region
  • Geography of Globalization
  • American Military History
  • European Military History
  • Research Seminar
  • Furs, Frontiers, and Fame: North American Exploration
  • Shipwreck Sites: Archaeological and Historical Investigations
  • Robber Barons, Reformers and Radicals 1877-1914
  • Womanhood in America
  • Everyday Life in America, 1600-1850
  • The Making of Modern China

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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