Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: History, General
Description: A community without a sense of its own past is like a person suffering from amnesia. Without a sense of history, we cannot understand where our world has come from nor can we understand where it might be going. We have no sense of who we are! With the rapid pace at which the world is changing and getting more complex, it is even more important than ever that we have a good sense of who we are and how we got to where we are. At an abstract level, history teaches us how our society and others came to be shaped as they are today. It examines the evolution of relationships between nations, government and governed, men and women, parents and children, for example. Understanding how those relationships evolved helps us understand the world around us today.

At a more practical level, the study of history also teaches us some important skills: to examine a problem or question critically, to consider it analytically, to draw an informed conclusion based upon that analysis and to effectively communicate that analysis and conclusion. It is these skills – critical thinking, analysis and effective communication – which employers are increasingly seeking in potential employees. The University of Waterloo’s renowned Co-operative Education program helps you secure term-long employment placements that will give you a taste of life outside academia and help you figure out which career is the best fit for you. In Arts and Business, you combine your History major (and the critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills that go with it) with required business courses to help you get your career started early.
Together these programs will help you gain gain valuable experience both in and outside the classroom!

URL: History at Renison University College
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Books & supplies: $2,000

Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.