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Program Information

To complete the Honours Bachelor of Arts in History, you take 40 one-semester courses, of which 20 are in History, usually over a four-year period. Beyond a wide range of choices covering themes from ancient to modern times, you will enroll in three foundational courses on the “Historian’s Craft” (H-Craft), plus two capstone seminars. Within your matrix of History courses, you also may choose to study heritage management, engage in experiential learning at external placements, and write a thesis. As well, you also may enroll in a Minor in another subject within your 40-course matrix.

Towards the end of your first year, you may decide to continue with your Honours BA in History or switch to another Faculty of Arts BA program, or enroll in a Double Major BA (13 courses in each of History and another subject), or pursue the five-year Co-op BA that includes paid work placements to develop your career capabilities to a greater extent than might be possible within a regular degree program.

We also offer opportunities to spend one term at a foreign or another Canadian university.


Bachelor of Arts in History (Hons)

Double Major BA

Co-op BA

Minor in History

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