Choose to focus your courses thematically, such as the Holocaust or the Vietnam War, or by time period and location from classic Rome to modern day Latin America.

Historical knowledge plays a powerful role in shaping and impacting the decisions we make today. One of the most established and versatile university majors, History paves the way for discovering human behaviour patterns, seeing beyond stereotypes, and discerning the difference between assumption and fact. At Trent, you’ll explore a variety of political, social, and cultural themes while developing research, analytical, and communication skills for your future career.

Accelerated Master's Degree

Earn your Master's degree in History within one year of graduation from your B.A.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • Small group teaching environment means you’ll know your profs and they will know you – a great advantage for that personal reference after graduation
  • Both the private and public sectors seek graduates with the analytical and writing skills that only history can provide
  • Study history firsthand studying abroad anywhere in the world
  • Pursue the Museum Management and Curatorship postgraduate certificate program offered in partnership with Fleming College
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • Diplomatic Corps
  • Politician
  • Teacher
  • Curator
  • Historical Consultant
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Journalist
  • Parks & Recreation Manager

Popular Courses:

  • Ten Days That Shook the World
  • Love, Sex, and Intimacy in History
  • Canadian History through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide
  • Food in History
  • World War I and World War II
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School 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 (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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