Ancient and Medieval History

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you will learn in this program

Ancient and Medieval History scholars ask questions such as: Why was Caligula assassinated? How did magic influence European history? What caused the fall of the Roman Empire?

Ancient and Medieval History examines the political, economic and social development of Europe and Asia from the 4th century to the 15th century C.E. During the course of your studies, you'll gain research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and an understanding of how societies and their internal structures can evolve over time.

Career opportunities

As an Ancient and Medieval History graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Ancient and Medieval 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:

Early Greece, Greek Religion, Introduction to Greece and Rome, Roman Religion, ​The History of Europe

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Program enhancements

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

Program enhancements

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

Work experience

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

Hands-on opportunities

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

The ancient and medieval history program covers a vast scope from Bronze Age Greece to the end of the Later Middle Ages, enabling a great perspective on changes and developments over time. In addition to taking fun courses on Alexander the Great and the Black Death, as well as learning Latin and ancient Greek, I’m doing a combined business degree and minor in museum and heritage studies—landing me a museum job. The opportunity to finish with an honours thesis is great preparation for grad school.

Tallia C., ancient and medieval history student

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

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Jared is currently a Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities in the University of Chicago's Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. “The Ancient and Medieval History program prepared me well to enter graduate school and get into a strong PhD program. I appreciated the flexibility to do research and write papers on topics of my choosing. I also benefited from opportunities to do individual research in close consultation with faculty members. A real highlight for me.”

​Jared S., BA

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We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. 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