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What will I learn?

History is the foundation of good citizenship and teaches skills that are applicable in a variety of professions. Historians investigate the many perspectives of past people and events, show us where we are and help us determine where we may be going. History majors have a deep understanding of the society in which they live. They critically analyze and interpret large amounts of information and come to informed judgments. SVSU History instructors are working historians with a strong focus on oral history, providing students with opportunities to work with faculty doing research on local, national and global history. If you are fascinated by history and want to seek opportunities in this field, the SVSU History program is your place to develop and strengthen skills in written and oral communication, collaborative work, critical thinking, research, analysis and content mastery—competencies in high-demand across a broad range of careers.

The History program offers a broad spectrum of historical topics, including a strong focus on local and regional oral history. All courses teach students to formulate historical questions and to construct narratives and interpretations. Issues of diversity—including race, ethnicity, class and gender—are addressed in individual classes, as well as by the structure of the program, which requires that students take courses across three regional or global content categories.

Career Opportunities

Museum Curator
College Instructor
Marketing Executive

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

15 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023


College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

7400 Bay Road,



48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA 2.50.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

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


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