What will I learn?

Discover how people thought, lived, worked, played, loved, and struggled in the past. Puzzle over why societies, traditions, and ways of thinking change over time. Appreciate and interpret experiences of people around the globe from the ancient world to the present. Grasp the challenges of developing sound insights and understanding about the past.

Students of history examine every dimension of the human experience - private life and politics, ideas and the material world, family and public institutions, identity and power, labor and leisure. Programs in history can include the study of literature, political science, economics, philosophy, Native American studies, environmental studies, the arts, and popular culture.

The analytical, research, and writing skills developed by studying history provide strong preparation for many fields, both in history and related disciplines such as classics and archaeology, European studies, American studies, law, and creative writing.

Evergreen graduates with a history background have gone on to careers as lawyers, college and public school teachers, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, journalists, fiction writers, and historians.

Historical studies prepares students, whatever their professions, to be thoughtful and engaged members of their communities with the ability to appreciate difference, nuance, and context.

Opportunities to Study Include

Social, cultural, and political history including gender, race, and sexuality
Western Europe including Britain, France, and Ireland
Eastern Europe and Russia
United States, American indigenous peoples, and Latin America
North Africa and the Middle East
Southeast Asia including Indonesia
Ancient Mediterranean cultures

After Graduation

The analytical, research, and writing skills developed in the study of history are a strong preparation for many fields. Many have continued their education with advanced degrees, both in history and in related fields such as classics and archaeology, European studies, American studies, and creative writing.

Evergreen graduates with a history emphasis have gone on to careers as lawyers, teachers, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, journalists, and historians.

Historical studies prepares students, whatever their profession, to be thoughtful and engaged members of their communities with the ability to appreciate difference, nuance, and context.

Degree Requirements

Evergreen offers undergraduates opportunities to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in arts, science, or both. Evergreen also offers three graduate level degrees.

Bachelor of Arts: Requires a minimum of 180 credits.
Bachelor of Science: To pursue a BS degree. Requires a minimum of 180 credits

72 of these credits must be science, math or computer science, and 48 of those must be upper division (Junior or Senior level) credits.

Bachelor of Arts and Science: To pursue a BAS degree. Requires a minimum of 225 credits

72 of these credits must be science, math or computer science, and 48 of those must be upper division (Junior or Senior level) credits.

Which department am I in?

The Evergreen State College

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 180 credits)

Tuition fees
US$25,326.00 per year

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

Start date

30 September 2019

Venue

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW,

OLYMPIA,

Washington,

98505, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants have completed only high school or have earned fewer than 40 transferable quarter credits at any college or university.

For international students

International high school students should take the courses needed to gain admission to a university in your home country. Applicants make sure that you have taken classes in composition, mathematics, geography and culture, science, and a foreign language, like English.

English Language requirements

The minimum score on the TOEFL is 550 (paper), or 79 (iBT). The minimum Overall Band Score on the IELTS is 6.

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About this uni

Evergreen State has the best of both worlds: 1000 acres of forest with trails to unspoilt beaches, as well as easy access to Portland and Seattle.

  • Over 90% graduates in work or study after one year
  • 67% of students at the College receive financial aid
  • More than 70 student-run clubs and societies for students
  • 21:1 ratio of undergraduate students to faculty members