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Overview for American History (United States)

A program that focuses on the development of American society, culture, and institutions from the Pre-Columbian period to the present. Includes instruction in American historiography, American history sources and materials, historical research methods, and applications to the study of specific themes, issues, periods, and institutions.

Careers for American History (United States) Majors

A major in American History (United States) is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in American History (United States)

Top 8 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of American History (United States) among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
 4
(1.5%)
Less Selective$22,080 
Keene State College
Keene, NH
 15
(1.5%)
Less Selective$17,504 
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
 9
(0.8%)
Most Selective- 
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Chapman University
Orange, CA
 7
(0.8%)
Moderately Selective$36,764 
United States Air Force Academy
USAFA, CO
 7
(0.7%)
Most Selective- 
Suffolk University
Boston, MA
 7
(0.7%)
Less Selective$27,208 
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus
Rio Piedras, PR
 14
(0.6%)
Highly Selective$4,032 
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Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC
 2
(0.5%)
Moderately Selective$19,278 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.