What will I learn?

The B.A. in History, offered jointly by the faculty of the Federated History Department at NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark, gives students a broad grasp of both world history and the diverse cultural history of the United States.

Program Objectives

Students who major in NJIT’s History B.A. will engage in comprehensive academic study and conduct their own dynamic scholarly research that seeks to recount diverse perspectives and provide fuller understanding of complex issues we face today. Students will enjoy a personalized and interdisciplinary approach to learning, which will combine in-depth historical study and research with varied aspects of disciplines such as science, engineering, and medicine.

We expect that, as a student and/or graduate of the History B.A. program, you will exhibit and/or engage in the following:

  • Academic Excellence: Students will excel in their history coursework and will have his or her program approved by the head of the history department at NJIT or by an advisor designated by the head of the department.
  • Student Collaboration: Students will partner with NJIT’s distinguished history scholars, teachers, and students committed to historical inquiry at the highest levels.
  • Career Development: Students will plan for an advanced degree or exciting careers such as an educator, researcher, communicator or writer/editor, a public advocate or an entrepreneur.

Learning Outcomes

In the program, History B.A students at NJIT will engage in strong academic work and dynamic research collaborations with distinguished faculty and fellow students. Through their work, History B.A. students will be able to apply useful skills in careers that require strong background in reading and writing. They will also develop a sharp analytical eye, as well as the ability to comprehend and communicate diverse perspectives, complex problems and solutions. We aim for students of the program to meet the following specific learning outcomes:

  • Students can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Students examine information and data in historical sources and draw logical conclusions from them.
  • Students will have problem-solving skills required to learn how a past idea, event, or person has affected the present.
  • Students demonstrate proficiency in seeking and using information efficiently, effectively, and ethically.
  • Students observe and practice applications of concepts learned in a real-world setting.
  • Students develop independent research skills to examine and process information from a large number of historical documents, texts, and other sources.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

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

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021


College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,


New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled