Program Information

School: Mount Allison University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: History, General
Description: History is an ideal instrument of liberal education. It develops analytical and communication skills and also fosters knowledge and understanding of the institutions, ideas, groups, and individuals which have shaped the political, social, and cultural world of humankind. Though historical study encourages critical thinking, it also engenders a sensitive understanding of the past, avoiding what one historian has called “the condescension of posterity” (E. P. Thompson, Making of the English Working Class, 1963 preface). As another historian reminds us, “the past is not some remote and abstract catalogue of names and dates, but the very fabric of individual [and social] identity” (J.C.D. Clark, Our Shadowed Present, introduction).

Though it is impossible to study all significant past peoples, events, and cultures, the Mount Allison History Department offers a rich variety of both subject matter and interpretive approach through individualized programs designed to achieve both coherence and depth. Courses are regularly available at all levels in most major periods of Canadian, American, European, and Asian history. Here one can study the human experience in all its rich diversity: class and gender, wealth and poverty, faith and science, self and social identity, government and politics, and war and peace.

URL: History at Mount Allison University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,295
International: $17,600
Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Completion of Grade 12 with generally at least four other university-preparatory courses (with a minimum grade of 65% in each) are required. University-preparatory courses in mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are strongly recommended.