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What will I learn?

History, in the broad sense, is the study of all human experience. It examines the people, institutions, ideas, and events from the past to the present. The study of history contributes to cultural literacy and develops critical thinking and other useful skills while helping students understand the present and plan for the future. Historical study provides a solid, fundamental preparation for careers in business, industry, government, and education. It also serves as excellent preparation for law school, foreign service, international work, urban affairs, historical consulting, and library science.

History is an academic discipline offering both breadth and focus. At Sacramento State, the History major includes four lower division survey courses and three upper division seminars. In addition, students choose seven upper division electives from a wide variety available. The flexibility of the major allows students to focus on topical areas such as: women's history, the history of particular geographic areas, cultural history, ethnic group history, economic history, military history, and history from the ancient world to that of the U.S. in the 20th Century. Teaching credential candidates should complete the History/Social Science Pre-credential Program.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,840.00 per year
USD $396/unit; USD $1,665 for 6 units or less; USD $2,871 for 6.1 or more units
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

College of Arts and Letters

SACRAMENTO,

California,

95819, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks.

For international students

Applicant must have High School Transcript with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks or High School Diploma transcript.

English Language Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL: 64 iBT; IELTS: 6.0; DuoLingo: 95; Sacramento State ELI: Level 7; PTE Academic: 50; GTEC: 1125; ELS Language Center: Level 112; FLS Language School: Level 16; TLC: Level 9; UCLA Extension: Level 6.

The filing periods for each intake are: Fall Intake Application Filing Period: October 1 – July 1; Spring Intake Application Filing Period: August 1 – December 1.

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

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