What will I learn?

The study of history provides students with insight into the political, social, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped the modern world. The History program is designed to give students an introduction to world civilizations and to the history of the United States. Course offerings and distribution requirements ensure breadth of study by providing exposure to non-Western history as well as advanced courses in American and European history.

Career Opportunities

Students who major in History can pursue a variety of careers. Our graduates have become teachers, researchers, and journalists. They work in libraries and government agencies including the diplomatic service. Others have found opportunities in business where the skills gained in the study of history (research, analysis, and writing) are valued. Many graduates attend law school or have pursued advanced degrees in history.

Program Objectives

To provide students with a breadth of knowledge of the development of world civilizations.
To give a solid introduction to the history of the United States.
To expose students at an advanced level to the histories of Europe, the United States, and non-Western countries.
To give students the research skills to work with primary and secondary sources.
To give students the ability to construct and write a coherent, logical, and grammatical argument.
To develop critical reading skills.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$35,454.00 per year
The above tuition fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per term; given fee is for 2019 – 2020 and it may be subject to change in future

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

Start date

31 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1215 Wilbraham Road,

SPRINGFIELD,

Massachusetts,

01119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

For international students

Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation.

Undergraduate students can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:

TOEFL - 79 IBT

IELTS - 6

PTE Academic - 53

STEP Eiken - Pre-1

iTEP – 4

Admission is on rolling basis.

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About this uni

The WNE campus is spread across a spectacular 215-acre area and was voted number 11 on a list of the 30 most beautiful campuses to visit in the fall.

  • 90% of graduates are in jobs or further study
  • WNE University has over 70 clubs and groups for students
  • WNE boasts a 4,500-seat multipurpose, outdoor sports stadium
  • USD 90 million has been invested in new campus facilities