Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

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

The History program at UNB is about both the past and the present. It’s about understanding how the past has shaped the world as we know it now. The program explores the interconnections between economics, nationalism, science, religion, politics, and popular culture, and how each has influenced local, regional, and world events.

Why History at UNB?

You’ll have small, interactive classes, led by knowledgeable instructors, where you can easily interact and debate with instructors and colleagues.

Hands-on learning

  • Opportunity to work with original historical documents and other rare manuscripts

Skills you will acquire:

  • Critical thinking
  • Interpreting conflicting data
  • Persuasive writing/presentation
  • Organizational
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Documentation

For more information, see the Department of History and Politics.

Admission requirements

Select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • HIST 2101: Europe and the World Before 1800
  • HIST 3555: History of the Atlantic World
  • HIST 4337: Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
  • HIST 4109: War and Genocide: The Holocaust


  • Heritage officer
  • Researcher
  • Freelance writer
  • Cultural affairs officer
  • Archivist, curator, exhibit designer (Requires additional education)
  • Public servant