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Bachelor of Arts (Honours or General) in History

History is a study in the great stories of the human past—rulers, constitutions, wars and liberation movements, as well as capitalism, migration, slavery, cities and the everyday lives of women and men.

Program Description
Study the great stories of the human past and improve your critical thinking and writing skills.  Take advantage of co-op opportunities and study history's role in the digital world.
Choose from a diverse array of course offerings from North American, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern and African history, as well as women’s history, Aboriginal history, African-American/Canadian, Atlantic World, the Renaissance, military history, history on film, and popular culture, among others.
If you are interested in applying historical skills to the workplace, you could take our courses that focus in digital history, history on the web, and public history. In fourth year, you could do an internship with a local museum or heritage organization.
Our faculty members are highly respected scholars and innovative teachers who care about student success. Our smaller class-sizes mean you can get to know your professors and fellow students.
We offer a mentorship program to help you ease into university life and exciting opportunities to develop skills in digital formats and pursue community internships.

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

ENG4U is required.

Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.


Besides giving you grounding in the discipline, earning a degree in history helps you develop your abilities in writing and communication, critical thinking, and research. These skills apply to many career paths, including: 

  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Education (with additional studies)
  • Graduate studies
  • Archival studies 
  • Library sciences
  • Journalism
  • Writing
  • Museum curating or interpretation 
  • Tourism
  • Business management
  • Politics and civil service
  • Community organizations
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