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Study a Bachelor of Arts in History at King's

The history degree at King's offers opportunities for research and critical writing to develop a Christian perspective on history and an understanding of modern ideas and conflicts in our world.
The "Migrant Mother" is part of series taken by Dorothea Lange of Florence Thompson and her children in 1936 California. Lange photographed migratory farm labour for what was then the Resettlement Administration.

Open up the potential of your historical imagination. Explore the early origins of western civilization. What might it have been like to live in London during the darkest days of World War II? How might the first years of European encounters with the First Peoples of North America felt like? Encounter incredible stories of how humans lived, fought, and thought in times and places very different from our own. 

History is a fantastic program for those who want to understand the depth and complexity of life. It provides students with a deeper understanding of modern day conflicts, ideas, and assumptions about the world. Through reading, research, and critical writing, students develop and refine their ability to think critically, creatively, and imaginatively. 

Students are actively encouraged to examine the past from a Christian perspective and think about what it means to study the past “Christianly.” The program is taught by committed professors and researchers who are actively publishing in their fields. Graduates of the History program become more sensitive to the nature of cultural formation and are able to apply their understanding of the past to work and life.

Highlights include:

  • A varied history curriculum, including courses in British, European, American, Canadian, Russian and World History
  • Excellent teaching in small classes, with lots of informal interactions with faculty outside of the classroom
  • Opportunities to specialize in thematic areas: the Atlantic World; War and Peace; Environmental History;  History of Christianity
  • Carry out independent research using primary sources under the direct supervision of a faculty member
  • Student field trips

History programs at King's

Available as a major:

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History & Economics

Available as a concentration:

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Available as a minor:

  • B.A. (excluding 3-Year SSCI major or 4-Year PHES major)
  • B.Com.
  • B.Mus.
  • 4-Year B.Sc.(BIOL & CMPT majors)

Fall Program start date
September 4, 2018

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2018

Winter Program start date
January 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2018

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Admission Requirements

    Potential Careers

  • Archivist
  • Exhibitions Officer
  • Heritage Manager
  • Museum Curator
  • Politician
  • Teacher
History Faculty