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Be versatile! In our history program, you will develop your research and writing skills. Lots of careers are based on that. We offer public history courses relating to how people interact with the past — think museums, documentaries, walking tours and history websites — with an emphasis on digital history, 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
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)
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
"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."
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Major Concentration: History; Minor Concentration: Biology)