Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
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. With the rapid pace at which the world is changing, it is even more important that we have a good sense of how we got to where we are.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.

The job opportunities for people with these skills are vast. Beyond the tried and true professions for history majors of teaching, the law, museums and archives, history students have gone on to employment in banking and other financial institutions, television production, polling agencies, private research consulting firms, the civil service (the Ministry of Immigration and the Ministry of Native Affairs, for example), international relief work, journalism, business, information technology, consulting, et cetera. Our history courses are designed to appeal to student interests, while providing the rigour to develop skills for the workforce or further education.

URL: History at Renison University College
Length: 3 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.