The History department at Concordia University is a dynamic centre of research and teaching that produces innovative scholarship and trains students to use knowledge about the past both within academia and beyond it. As a student in History at Concordia University, you will develop keen analytical, argumentative and interpretative skills and will develop a cultural vocabulary that examines humanity through events, culture and context.
You will have the opportunity to engage with faculty specialized in areas that reflects the world’s diversity and have access to the department’s multimedia facilities that bring history to life through images, texts and sound recordings. Students in History also have opportunities to participate in research projects at research centres including the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Ethnography Lab.
As a student in History, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.
Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to generate an informed and plausibl argument
Understand complex problems and identify solutions
Potential work settings
Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. For more information about employers hiring in your field, visit the Student Success Resource Centre.
Community Service Agencies
Embassies / Consulates
Government (Federal, Provincial and Municipal)
Historical Societies / Associations
International Development Organizations
Newspapers and Magazines
NGOs and Non-Profit Organizations
Public Interest Groups
Public Relations Departments
Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree
Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.
Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:
Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.
To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.
To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345
*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service
Networking and professional associations
Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.