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Bachelor of Arts in History

The History Program encourages students to compare elements of their own culture with those of other cultures from other time periods to gain a sense of what is unique in, as well as generally characteristic of, individuals, groups, and national cultures. By examining the link between the past and the contemporary world, students can understand themselves and the times in which they live. The History Program at the University of Illinois Springfield offers students a wide range of courses, a highly qualified faculty and class sizes that permit faculty to give students individual attention.

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Admission Requirements

Students must have:


  • A minimum of 30 credit hours (60 hours preferred)

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university

  • Access to the Internet and possess required computer skills to study online

  • Completed online application (http://www.uis.edu/admissions) and $50 application fee

  • Submitted a Statement of Intent (750 word essay discussing academic experiences and goals). If GPA is below a 3.0, please include an explanation regarding your GPA in the Statement of Intent.

  • Recommended: 6 semester hours of History survey courses in at least two different distinct regions.


Early application is advised as only a limited number of students are admitted each semester.

Transfer Policy

Contact Online Program Coordinator Michelle Kenny for specifics and see general information about the UIS transfer process at: http://www.uis.edu/admissions/transfer/


Students with Associate of Arts and Science degrees from regionally-accredited Illinois community colleges meet the general education requirements at UIS.

Special Characteristics