Program Information

School: Royal Military College of Canada
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: History, General
Description: The Department of History shares in the primary mission of the college’s academic wing, to provide university-level education to officer cadets as one of the essential elements of their professional development. To this end, the programme in history is designed to meet the specific needs of two types of students; those who major in history and those taking degrees in other departments who have an interest in the discipline.

The Department of History has four primary teaching goals: to teach the essential elements of historical analysis so that students acquire the historical background required to understand the fundamental issues of our time; to provide survey and specialist courses that cover Canadian history, military history and strategic thought, Canadian military history, the history of international relations, and the history of the United States, and Europe, as well as several other courses on more specialized themes and topics; to explain the different historiographic schools of thought and apply the different methods; and to develop students’ intellectual rigour so that they can present their thoughts in the form of sound arguments, both orally and in writing.

URL: History at Royal Military College of Canada
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include administrative fees.

Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 French 
  •  Grade11 Advanced Functions  or  Grade11 Functions and Relations 

Applicants must have completed high school university preparatory courses in the following subjects: English or French at the grade 12 level, and Mathematics – Functions (calculus is recommended) at the grade 11 level. All students admitted to Arts will be required to complete university courses in math, chemistry and physics (specifically designed for Arts students) and are encouraged to have taken chemistry and physics university preparatory courses at the grade 11 level. Students must also offer a minimum course mark of 75% for each of the required courses and have an overall average of 75% on the best 6 courses completed in grade 12 including the required courses. Students enrolled in a B.A. History, who wish to pursue a B.A. Honours History, will apply to the department in the second term of their third year. Eligibility to enter the honours programme includes; a B- average in third year, maintaining a B average in all history courses to date and, the permission of the department.