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History

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years

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Program highlights

Honours stream


Honours program — an opportunity for you to select a topic, engage in systematic study under the supervision of a faculty supervisor and produce a scholarly finished project

Scholarship and bursary opportunities — submit an application to receive recognition for your work

Optimize my courses — make the best course choices that will help you build the degree that fits your goals

What can you do with a history degree?

Discover your future with an extensive list of History courses

 

Understanding the past prepares you for the future. Studying history teaches you to communicate and research in ways that are valuable for a variety of careers. With opportunities for travel, hands-on field work and independent projects, a major in history will help you develop the skills you need to navigate a changing world.

Career possibilities

  • Teacher*
  • Heritage resources/museum professional
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer*
  • Information management professional
  • Public service researcher

* additional education, experience and/or training required

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses

Questions?

Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by a recruitment officer.

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Students gather near a statue of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and a controversial figure in American lore. Courtesy of Katrina Pasierbek.

Rewriting history

Students touring U.S. Civil War sites see how historical accounts change over time

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Dual major Paula Larsson goes grad

How MRU laid the groundwork for her studies

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Peter Houston.

MRU's Archives and Special Collections a direct link to history

Resource is providing unique learning opportunities

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Faculty of Arts

Mount Royal offers three bachelor's degrees out of the Faculty of Arts: The Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts — Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts with majors in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology and Sociology.

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