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What will I learn?

The History Department offers courses that explore what happened and why through many perspectives, whether political, economic, cultural or intellectual, religious or social, and analyze historians' debates. Understanding the historical developments of the legal system, how and why it exists, provides an advantage to students interested in studying law.

The Accelerated BA to Law JD Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate history students to accelerate their course of study by completing their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor in just six years of full-time study, saving students a full year of time and tuition.

Why study History BA at UB?

Students in History courses explore what happened and why through many perspectives, whether political, economic, cultural or intellectual, religious or social, and analyze historians' debates. Sources studied and interpreted by students include, but are not limited to, published or unpublished written texts, film and other visual material, and oral testimony. The recent explosion of digitized materials has made a vast array of evidence available to undergraduates in their study of change over time in human society.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Develop historical information: events; people; range of social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, environmental factors; change over time
  • Explain the particularities and influence of the past
  • Interpret complexity and compare regions and time periods
  • Assess and challenge historical narratives and viewpoints
  • Display disciplined, sophisticated use of information
  • Hone critical thinking and reading
  • Develop research skills: posing questions, obtaining evidence, identifying gaps in record
  • Construct historical arguments: make an argument, support interpretation
  • Cultivate oral communication: present research findings clearly, analyze primary and secondary sources in discussion

Career Outlook

Career Choices

  • Archivist
  • Biographer
  • Business administrator
  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • Editor and publisher
  • Foreign service officer
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Market research analyst
  • Military officer
  • Health care worker
  • Politician or Public official
  • Researcher
  • Writer

Alumni in History have found employment in the following fields:

  • Archival and library management
  • Banking
  • Civil service
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Foreign service and the Military
  • Health Care
  • Investment services
  • Law
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Museums
  • Newspapers/media
  • Non-profits
  • Public relations
  • University administration

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,990.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class. You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class.

You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university.

UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

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

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