History (B.A.)

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

It’s been said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Indeed, historical knowledge plays a powerful role in shaping and impacting the decisions we make in the 21st century. One of the most established and versatile university majors, the study of History paves the way for discovering human behaviour patterns, seeing beyond stereotypes, and discerning the difference between assumption and fact. As a History student at Trent, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of political and cultural themes while developing dynamic research, analytical, and communication skills that will become invaluable tools for your future career.

Resume Boosters

  • Study history firsthand through a study abroad at one of many partner universities around the world.
  • 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%