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Durham Greater Toronto Area

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Durham Greater Toronto Area

History (B.A.)

Choose to focus your courses thematically, such as the Holocaust or the History of Crime, or by time period and location.

In an era of fake news, the study of history and its impact on our current world is more important than ever. As a Trent Durham History student you will explore the lives of the people of the past – from the famous and the infamous, to the anonymous and the unsung; study technological, political and social change; and develop the research, writing and communication skills that are essential for career success in our ever-changing information economy.

Resume Boosters


  • Study history firsthand through a study abroad at one of many partner universities around the world.
  • Museum Management and Curatorship postgraduate certificate program offered through a partnership with Fleming College in Peterborough
  • Small group teaching environment means you’ll know your profs and they will know you – a great advantage for that personal reference after graduation

Career Paths


Lawyer; Civil Servant; Diplomatic Corps; Military; Politician; Teacher; Curator; Historical Consultant; Producer; Writer; Librarian; Archivist; Journalist; Human Resources; Parks & Recreation; Administration

Popular Courses


Film and History; Espionage and National Security in North America; Everyday Life of Common Soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars; The History of the Future

Admission Requirements


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%