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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Learn from the past. Lead the future.

Be versatile! In our history program, you will develop your research and writing skills that prepare you for a career where critical thinking and communication are essential skills. We offer public history courses that explore how we interact with the past academically and in our everyday lives with an emphasis on digital history, co-op, and practicums for hands-on experience. 

Sample Courses: Past to Present: Understanding History, Making History: Methods and Practices, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History, Early Modern England

Career Tracks: Museum curator, archivist, government official, communications specialist, historical project co-ordinator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Minimum Average (Co-op): 80%; 70% minimum in English
Mean Average: 80%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Become a history teacher to help students examine past events and how they relate to present day. Our history department is small and close-knit, and our faculty of education will nurture your love of teaching by giving you lots of practical experience. With your two degrees, you’ll be eligible to teach grades 7 to 12.

Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Past to Present: Understanding History, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History

Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, communications specialist, museum curator, government official

Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average: 86%
Note: Admission to first year only.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.

Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy

Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average: 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Sharon Hanna

"Choosing History at UWindsor was the best decision I ever made. My degree was as unique as they come—balancing History with Biological Sciences—but from day one, I was encouraged that my diverse interests were a strength. The History department gave me every opportunity to succeed, from office hours spent going line-by-line through my papers teaching me to write like a historian to a hands-on research assistantship. The skills I gained are not abstract. I use them every day in my career as a history editor—a job I owe to my professors who invested in me."

Sharon Hanna
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Major Concentration: History; Minor Concentration: Biology)

What Will I Learn?

  • Producing well-researched written and oral material that integrates contemporary and historical perspectives and engages diverse audiences
  • Researching at a high level by collecting data and processing/ synthesizing substantial information
  • Articulating the nature and importance of events in appropriate cultural, social, and historical contexts

  • Identifying historic precedents for governmental and institutional policies and strategic plans
  • Acquiring skillsets that facilitate the creation of public and digital exhibitions, datasets and websites
  • Appreciating, understanding, internalizing, and applying various historical and cultural perspectives to real-world situations


Number of Graduates (2020)



*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Social Sciences, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Communications specialist
  • Financial researcher
  • Government official
  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical projects co-ordinator
  • Information manager
  • Journalist
  • Judicial clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Political aide
  • Post-secondary administrator
  • Project manager
  • Public policy advisor
  • Publishing editor
  • Publishing sales representative
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Scriptwriter/screenwriter
  • Teacher
  • Tourism consultant
  • TV/radio research assistant

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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