Apply now!

Options available

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management


  • Lethbridge


Fall & Spring

Program description

History as an academic discipline examines the past to explain how we got to where we are today. We live in a world that is politically, economically, and socially complex; to engage it effectively and better understand ourselves, we must first understand the many historical factors that shape our lives. Historians work to sharpen the collective memory of society.

As a history student, you’ll learn about great leaders of the past and what ordinary people believed and valued — how they lived, worshipped, worked, fought and died. You’ll have the opportunity to take thematic and regional courses in ancient, medieval and modern history from the geographic areas that shaped our world today.

We are confident that our courses, as well as our diverse areas of expertise, will offer something of interest to everyone studying history at uLethbridge.

Minors | Adding a minor to your degree is a great way to explore academic interests beyond your major. A minor is a set of courses comprising a secondary focus of interest generally not related to your major. A minor may be required or optional.

Honours thesis | If your GPA is high enough in your fourth year, you can opt to complete an undergraduate thesis course. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn an “Honours Thesis” designation on your degree.

Experience learning | Our students have a number of experiential learning opportunities available to them including co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level. Transfer students can actually head out on their first work term before ever stepping foot on campus! For example, many transfer students have completed a summer work term before starting classes in September.

Skills acquired | In addition to developing exceptional written and oral communication skills in the program, you will also develop your critical and analytical thinking skills, your information acquisition and management skills, as well as your attention to detail. All of these abilities are highly sought after in the business world and can be applied to practically any working scenario.

Possible careers

Related fields | As a graduate of our program you could pursue a career in a variety of fields including:

  • Archive and Museum Professionals
  • Governmental Diplomacy
  • Public Administration
  • Corporate Research and Management
  • City Planning
  • Small Business
  • Market Research
  • Civil Service
  • Environmental History
  • Historical Film Production
  • Heritage and Cultural Management
  • Genealogy
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Historical Research
  • Creative Writing
  • NGOs
  • Public Relations
Professional disciplines & graduate studies | Your undergraduate degree in History also provides an excellent foundation for law, management, information and library science, and education, with many of our students pursuing careers in these fields. The University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project

My experience in the history program at the University of Lethbridge has been defined by amazing professors who are willing to go the extra mile and seek out opportunities for engaged students. For example, I was able to help curate an exhibit on queer history at the Galt Museum because of an Applied Study that a faculty member in the Department of History helped set up. Since the uLethbridge is a smaller school, professors have the time to work one-on-one with students, and it leads to amazing experiences I would not have had anywhere else.
- Liam, History

Sample classes

  • Main Themes in Ancient History
  • Early Modern Europe - 1500-1750
  • Canada to 1867
  • Themes in British Social and Political History
  • The Crusades
  • Civil Rights in the U.S.