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Almost anything! By developing strong critical thinking, communication, and cultural awareness skills, you will open the door to many careers. For example:

  • Work in business, the creative industries, government, foreign service, international agencies or non-governmental organizations, military or national defence.
  • Become a professional researcher in fields such as media, film, law, and heritage.
  • Manage heritage sites or a cultural agency.
  • Pursue further education in fields such as law, library and information management, teaching, advertising, human resources, business, journalism, museum curation or management.  
  • Full-time, 4-year BA in History
  • Full-time, 4-year History Major within the Arts & Contemporary Studies degree program
  • Double-major in History and English or History and Philosophy
  • 6-credit Minor in History
  • Our career-focused approach means you can gain work experience while you complete your degree. History BA students can obtain credits for work placements, internships, and other professional opportunities.
  • Ryerson offers specialized Heritage Management courses. These courses can open doors to museum and archive work, public history, heritage resource management and curatorial careers.
  • Ryerson’s Department of History thrives on the energy of Canada’s largest, most dynamic city. You will take courses from award-winning professors and experience creative learning that connects the classroom to the city.

Students are admitted on the basis of academic achievement (grades) only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration. A minimum grade of 70% or higher is required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

All admissions to the History BA program are administered by Ryerson’s Admissions and Recruitment Office. 

Current fees and financial information have been posted on the Office of the Registrar website.

For information on transferring to Ryerson, please talk to our Undergraduate Program Administrator.