History

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you will learn in this program

Historians ask questions such as: What caused the Protestant Reformation? Why did convicts help settle Australia? How did the Hudson’s Bay Company impact exploration of Canada?

History is about change and continuity over time and space. Historians gain an understanding of complex cause-and-effect relationships by gathering, organizing and evaluating historical sources from a variety of academic perspectives. During the course of your studies, you'll gain research capabilities, logical and abstract reasoning skills, and the capacity to think in historical terms.

Career opportunities

​As a history graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the non-profit sector, the private sector and the business world. A degree in history can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Canada: Origins to 1867, Events and Ideas that Shook the World, History of Europe, The World to 1500, ​The Practice of History

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Program enhancements

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Arts
Arts Students' Centre, Social Sciences Building, Room 102
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.3580