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Degrees Available

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

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Fall & Spring

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Lethbridge

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 educationinternational 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.

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"There were so many professors that had a positive impact on my education, especially in the History and Women's Studies Departments. My professors always encouraged me to push myself and to develop my academic writing and research skills. I was fortunate to work for professors in both departments as a research assistant and my professors encouraged me to complete my Honours Thesis at the undergraduate level. It was because of these professors that I chose to come back and complete my Masters Degree at the University of Lethbridge." - Lilli, BA '12/MA '14 | Update SP16: "I am now the Research Director for an Indigenous law firm in Calgary, Alberta. I use the skills I gained in my undergraduate and masters degree everyday and conduct research on historical land claims throughout western Canada."


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 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.

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Sample Classes:

Course selections for the program will vary, but may include:

  • Western Civilization
  • World History
  • History of Childhood
  • The Crusades
  • Imperial China
  • Oral History
  • Civil Rights in the United States
  • Canada & the Great Depression
 
A sample of just some of the topics covered in the History program are as follows:
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Medieval Society
  • Britain & Europe
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Russia
  • Family History
  • Religious Movements
  • Popular Culture
  • Crime
  • Gender
  • Social & Political Reforms
  • Wars & Revolution
  • France
  • Spain
  • Japan
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