If you want to change things in the present, it helps to know how people changed things in the past. History examines all aspects of recorded human experience (social relations, cultural expressions, political events, economic activities) and seeks to understand how the thoughts, actions, emotions and habits of people have changed over time.
You may choose to do a major, a combined major, a minor, a concentration or an honours degree in History. A major requires the completion of 8 units of History, while the combined major consists of 6 units of History and 6 units of your other combined major.
The minor requires 3 units of History, and the concentration (taken as part of a BA General Studies) requires 4 units. History courses, taught both on campus and at a distance, may also be taken as electives. All 1000- and 2000-level courses are open to all students and have no prerequisites. For more detail, check out the program description.
As an honours student, you’ll study History in more depth by writing a thesis on a historical topic of your choice, supervised by a faculty member who is an expert in their field. View examples of honours thesis topics.
The Mount has recently introduced a new internship program enabling you to apply your education in a real-world setting. You’ll develop valuable work experience in corporate, government or non-profit sectors, while exploring career options. Learn about Aldo Gentile’s internship opportunity at the Veteran’s Affairs Canada Contact Centre.
Faculty Advising & Mentorship
Our faculty are a dedicated and passionate group of active and enthusiastic researchers, but most of all, they’re approachable. Your professors will not only get to know your name, but they will also take an active interest in your academic and career aspirations, offering you personalized mentorship that will help you achieve your goals. Meet our faculty »
New to writing History papers?
Check out our style guide for tips and hints about improving your writing: Writing History Essays Guide (PDF)