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BA in History

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

ACS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
A bachelor’s degree in history involves the study of people in different times and places, which develops moral judgment and expands our understanding of power, cultures, worldviews and what it is to be human.
  • You’ll be prepared for further graduate studies, as well as the intellectual demands of many other professions, including law, education, journalism, civil service and business.
  • Learn in small classes with world-class faculty who teach traditional and innovative techniques of historical investigation to gain a rich new perspective on the present, including the use of Adelphi’s University Archives and Special Collections for research.
  • Build a deeper understanding of change within human societies that can be applied to a variety of careers.
  • Grow as a scholar with the opportunity to present your work and grow as a leader at a variety of regional and national research conferences, or participate in fieldwork nationally or abroad.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • December 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda

  •  Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level)
  • Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements CERTIFICATE

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

History, B.A.NY 

State Program Code: 04091HEGIS 

Code: 2205.00CIP 

Code: 54.0101(36 credits)

  • The curriculum of the history major is structured in four stages or tiers. Additional appropriate courses will be determined by consultation between student and adviser.

General Education Requirements

  • All students must satisfy the University’s General Education and foreign language requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major.

Introductory Course Requirements (6 credits)

  • HIS (0136) 101 - Western Civilization I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 105 - World Civilizations I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 102 - Western Civilization I I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 106 - World Civilizations I I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • Courses counted for the introductory course requirement can also count for either the history elective requirement or the fields of concentration requirement within the limits indicated below.
  • Sophomore Seminar in Research Skills (3 credits)
  • HIS (0136) 201 - Sophomore Seminar Research Skills Credits: 3.00 hrs

Three Fields of Concentration

  • Selected from US, Europe, Global, and Thematic: one 12 credit geographic field, one 6 credit geographic, and one 6 credit geographic or thematic field (24 total credits).
  • 12 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a specific geographic field (US, Europe, or Global)
  • 6 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a second geographic field (US, Europe, or Global) different from the first.
  • 6 HIS (0136) credits (only 3 of which can be 100-level) in a third geographic field (US, Europe, or Global) different from the first two or in the thematic field approved by the department.
  • The courses that count for the different geographic field designations are given below.
  • Students should consult with the department or check its moodle site for majors for information on the thematic fields currently available and the courses that count for them.
  • History Electives (6 credits)
  • 6 HIS (0136) credits
  • Senior Seminar (3 credits)
  • 3 HIS (0136) credits 400-level: Senior Research Seminar
  • The courses that count for the senior seminar are given below.

Additional Requirements (courses that may also fulfill field of concentration or elective requirements)

  • 3 HIS (0136) credits 200-level or above focused primarily on history prior to 1750 and
  • 3 HIS (0136) credits in a course with historiographical focus or in a course focused on writing a research paper.

Additional Rules:

  • Only 12 credits of 100-level courses may count towards the major.
  • Because the study of history requires a broad perspective on the human condition, history majors are encouraged to take courses in allied disciplines like sociology, political science, anthropology, languages and literature, and art history. To this end, students must have the permission of their advisor and the department chair to count more than 45 HIS (0136) credits towards the 120 they need for graduation with a BA in history.

Courses that Count Toward Geographic Field, Pre-1750, Research/Historiography and Senior Seminar Requirements
Global History

  • HIS (0136) 105 - World Civilizations I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 106 - World Civilizations I I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 206 - History of East Asia I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 207 - History of East Asia II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 209 - A Modern History of Japan: From Samurai to Salaryman 1800-1989 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 210 - Modern China Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 211 - Gender in Modern China Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 221 - Latin America I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 222 - Latin America II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 223 - The Caribbean Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 250 - Geography in History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 259 - Introduction to the History of Islam Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 260 - African Diaspora in the Muslim World Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 261 - African History I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 262 - African History II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 273 - Peacemaking in World History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 292 - Special Topics: Global History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 306 - United States Since 1945 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 350 - The Asia Pacific War: Regarding the Pain of Others Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 363 - The Indian Ocean in World History Credits: 3.00 hrs

European History

  • HIS (0136) 101 - Western Civilization I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HIS (0136) 102 - Western Civilization I I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 215 - Tudor and Stuart England Credits: 3.00hrs
  • HIS (0136) 217 - The Middle Ages Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 218 - Renaissance And Reformation Europe 1300-1648 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 237 - Europe 1870-1918 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 238 - Europe 1918-1945 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 239 - Europe Since 1945 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 240 - Fascism and Nazism Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 293 - Special Topics: European History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 340 - World of the French Revolution Credits: 3.00 hrs

United States History

  • HIS (0136) 103 - American Civilization To 1865 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 104 - American Civ Since 1865 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 124 - Social & Cultural History of U.S. II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 204 - Black History in the United States to 1865 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 205 - Black History in the United States 1865 to Present Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 230 - American Diplomatic History I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 231 - American Diplomatic History II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 233 - Early America: 1492-1680 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 263 - Colonial America 1680-1763 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 264 - The American Revolution Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 266 - Civil War and Reconstruction 1848-77 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 268 - U.S. History in the Roaring 20s, Great Depression & WW2 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 271 - Native American His: North America Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 272 - Food in US History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 281 - Women in United States I Credits: 3.00
  • HIS (0136) 282 - Women in United States II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 294 - Special Topics: U.S. History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 317 - The Civil Rights Movement Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 329 - History American Ideas I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 330 - History of American Ideas II Credits: 3.00 hrs

Pre-1750 History

  • HIS (0136) 206 - History of East Asia I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 215 - Tudor and Stuart England Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 217 - The Middle Ages Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 218 - Renaissance And Reformation Europe 1300-1648 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 221 - Latin America I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 233 - Early America: 1492-1680 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 261 - African History I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 211 - Gender in Modern China Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 263 - Colonial America 1680-1763 Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 231 - American Diplomatic History II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 340 - World of the French Revolution Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 363 - The Indian Ocean in World History Credits: 3.00 hrs

Senior Seminar

  • HIS (0136) 418 - Senior Seminar: American History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 421 - Senior Seminar: Latin American History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 433 - Senior Seminar: Asian History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 443 - Senior Seminar: European History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • HIS (0136) 463 - Senior Seminar in African History Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 
  • Spring 2022 $6,295 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC)
  •  Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) 
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) 
  • Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365
  •  Summer 2022 $700

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