Welcome Undergraduates

About Undergraduate Programs

The Department of History’s undergraduate program includes a wide range of courses from Roman architecture to queer marriage, medieval magic to contemporary environmental conflicts, and from residential schools to drug wars. These reflect the diverse research programs of our faculty. We want to take you along with us as we explore the past and as you develop your own research focus.

Starting in first year, you will engage in original research projects in our one-of-a-kind History Matters courses, which are taught by award-winning teachers. These are not the old dusty stories you might associate with history! They will take you on some remarkable journeys in the past—the ones that we know best—while giving you the technical and analytical skills necessary for success.

Our small seminar model in our third- and fourth-year classes will allow you to work directly with faculty. Throughout the program we will help you to develop your own research focus and to engage directly in the experience of being a historian. The impact of this approach can be seen in our alumni’s success in government, education, research, museums, administration, and business.

For more on our exciting and innovative program, here is a brief presentation from Mark Meyers, Undergraduate Director.




What Can I Do With A History Degree?

Are you wondering what kind of careers are available with a history degree? Take a look at these suggestions from the Department of History and the Canadian Historical Association.

Signature Teaching Areas

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Science, Health, and Medicine
  • Colonialism and Post Colonialism
  • Politics and Foreign Relations
  • Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
  • Indigenous History
  • War and Violence
  • Cultural History
  • Environmental History
  • The Practice of History (e.g., Digital, Manuscript, and Ethno-History)

More details on the undergraduate opportunities we offer

For information on the course requirements of our program 

Apply to our program