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Bachelor of Arts: History Major (4 year)


The history major provides students with a broad understanding of the human past, and the opportunity to specialize in one of several specific fields of history. All history majors must also complete either a senior research project or a history practicum.

Bachelor of Arts: History Major
Program Requirements (4 year - 120 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Christian Formation (9 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
3 credits in Religion (REL) at the senior level

English (3 credits)
EN 130 Introduction to English Literature

Fine or Performing Arts (3 credits)
(ART, DA, FA, MU, TH, EN 100, EN 200, EN 350)

History (3 credits)
HI 140 Themes in World History

Philosophy (3 credits)
PH 125 Introduction to Philosophy

Science (3 credits)
*Note: Not all KIN courses can be used as Science credits; check the course descriptions.

Science or Mathematics (3 credits)
(the above, plus MA)

Social Science (6 credits)

Humanities Requirements (18 credits)
HUM 101 Reading and Writing for University
HUM 201 Reading and Writing in the Christian Intellectual Tradition
3 credits in English (EN) at the 300-level
3 credits in Philosophy (PH) at the 300-level
3 credits in Religion (REL) at the 300-level
HUM 485 Humanities Capstone

History Requirements (42 credits)
HI 200 Canada since Confederation
HI 280 History in Practice
HI 370 Public History
HI 380 Applied Research in History
30 credits at the senior level in History (HI), with a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or higher and a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level

To meet senior level requirements in the program, 12 credits of electives must be taken at the senior level.
     Arts and Science or Open Electives (27 credits)

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit; this course is required for all programs, and must be completed within the first two semesters of enrolment. Students who do not complete UNI 101 may not be permitted to continue in their program.)
  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A minimum of 72 credits must be taken at the 200-level or higher
  • A maximum of 72 credits taken in any one discipline
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0, with a CGPA of at least 2.0 in HI courses