History is about people, the famous and the infamous, the daring and the dutiful, who through their actions and ideas left this mark on our shared past.

Students will examine the interconnections between economics, nationalism, science, religion, politics and popular culture and how each influenced local, regional and world events. Closer to home, students analyze the sometimes complicated relationship the Maritimes has had with New England and central Canada and the impact on the region's economy, politics and culture.

In your first year of study you will become acquainted with the broad strokes of European and North American history. These courses serve as a foundation for upper-level study in American, British, Canadian, and European history.

For instance, you might study modern Latin American revolutions, examine women, science and medicine or consider the social history of crime in Canada. At the end of two years of full-time study you may apply to complete a history honours, major, double major, or minor.

History at work

A history degree provides you with the skills to understand diverse cultures and to evaluate complex ideas and theories. With it you may pursue a career in education, law, journalism, museums and archives, library science, administration, consulting or government and research.

Your history degree could lead to work as a:

  • antique dealer
  • heritage officer
  • archivist
  • historian
  • cultural affairs officer
  • journalist
  • exhibit designer
  • technical writer