Program Information

School: Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: History, General
Description: History is the study of the past through its documentary record. Historians collect and study historical documents, interpret their content, assess their value as sources of information, and use the most reliable of these documents to describe and explain what happened in the past. History students learn what historians have discovered, but are also taught the historical method, and are encouraged to think critically about the past and its influence on the present. The program offers two interrelated streams: North American history (including the history of Canada) and European history.

The program includes courses on a wide variety of topics and themes, including women’s history, the history of education, intellectual history, the history of social movements, environmental history, military history, the history of Northern Ontario, and medieval history. Students in the fourth year of their program may undertake a major research project (HIST 4055) under a professor’s personal supervision; this may involve travel to archives in other cities to consult primary sources. The Department is home to a Research Chair in the History of French Ontario. This program is offered in both English and French.

URL: History at Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,241
Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario secondary school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as at least six grade 12 4U/4M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. For additional information regarding admission prerequisites, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-263-4188 or 705-675-4843.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]