Bachelor of Arts (BA)Offered by:
Department of History, Faculty of Arts & Science
Why study History?
Investigate the mysteries of the past. Historians are detectives, picking up a loose thread in the social fabric and unravelling it to weave a new narrative through time. History is more than mere facts; it is a dynamic discipline built on analysis, debate and interpretation. When you study history, you develop a cultural vocabulary that examines humanity through events, culture and context.
Our modern multimedia facilities bring history to life through images and sound recordings. Our passionate faculty specialize in areas that reflect the world’s diversity. Whether your heart lies in modern Africa, medieval England or ancient China, you will have the opportunity to study the historical periods and geographical locations that capture your attention. Complement your studies with thematic courses such as film in history, gender, the history of peace and war or environmental history.
After graduation, you will be prepared for any career that demands critical thinking, research and writing skills.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Honours in History (60 credits)
- Specialization in History (60 credits)
- Major in History (42 credits)
- Joint Specialization in English and History (30 credits in English, 30 credits in History)
- Minor in History (24 credits)
There are three options within the honours program.
- Honours Essay Option: you conduct an in-depth study of a historical topic, typically based on primary historical evidence, and write a major research paper along with taking advanced classes
- Seminar Option: you take a greater number of advanced research seminars, exposing you to an even wider range of historical research fields than the essay option
- Public History with Internship Option: you complete an internship and work on a project that presents history to the public, such as a museum exhibition, or act as a consultant for a film or television production company
No specific courses are required beyond a DEC
Minimum Cut-off Averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): 20.000 (Honours: 28.000)
- Canadian High Schools: 73% (Honours: 85%)
- U.S. High Schools: 2.5 (Honours: 3.3)
- University Transfers: C (Honours: B+)
- International Bacc. (IB): 27 (Honours: 33)
- Bacc. Français: 11/20 (Honours: 14/20)
Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Graduates leave with indispensable skills in communication, research and critical thinking, and are equally ready for graduate studies or careers in education, law, journalism, publishing, business, public service, museums and archives.