What will I learn?

History majors study and analyze human experiences of the past. By doing so, they become better able to understand other societies in addition to their own. History majors develop strong critical thinking, reading and writing skills as they master research methods and historiography.


History majors must possess the ability to learn how to analyze primary sources and historical facts, to participate in informed discussion of conflicting historical perspectives and to appreciate the diversity of human experience over space and time. In addition, history students must be committed to developing skills in critical thinking, research methods and the integration of that knowledge in writing and oral communication.

We emphasize the importance of these skills because History, like other departments in the Arts & Sciences, focuses on helping students develop valuable transferable skills that will make you highly adaptable in a rapidly changing global economy, and make you an astute participant in politics and society. In addition, you will have the wisdom that comes with learning how we got to this moment in history so that you are better prepared to interpret the extraordinary complexity of the present and future. Some of these transferable skills include the ability to: Organize and manage diverse and complex information; Express strong and persuasive evidence-based arguments in writing and speech; Build unparalleled research skills through deep and broad inquiry; Explore the complexity of the human experience across time and space; Use the lessons of the past to understand the present.


In addition to being well-prepared for graduate, law or medical school, graduates of the history program pursue careers as: Archivists; Academic advisors; Librarians; Educators; Diplomats; Filmmakers; Museologists.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$28,972.00 (21,50,809) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 August 2021


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

First-year applicants are students who will graduate high school and attend college for the first time.

For international students

First-year or freshman applicants are students who have just graduated high school. They are applying to a university to pursue a 4 or 5-year degree.

English test score requirements: ELS - 112 Graduation; IELTS - 6.5 Overall minimum of 6.0 on speaking, minimum 5.5 on each section; PTE – 53; TOEFL - 79 iBT minimum of 20 on speaking, minimum of 15 on each section; Duolingo – 105; Cambridge - 176 minimum, Recommended exam: C1 Advanced.

Applications deadline for Fall Semester: December 1 - Early Action; March 1 – Rolling.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

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