Why study History at Dal?

Choose what interests you most from a broad range of courses

Our History program transcends borders. Rather than concentrating on specific countries, we widen the lens to look at the broader regions to which they belong. Similarly, our program also crosses disciplines thanks to an award-winning faculty who are actively involved in many related programs in the university.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, BA
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Department of History
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

Our courses span the globe and historical periods, break down national barriers, and cross disciplines. You can take courses with an emphasis on transnational history as well as dive into those that draw from our rich base in medieval, British, European, Russian, African, Middle Eastern, Atlantic World history and the history of the Americas.

Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments in the university, including International Development Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, European Studies, Law and Society, Canadian Studies and more.

Sample courses:

  • Comparative Global History
  • Civilization of Baroque Italy
  • African Nova Scotian History

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

An undergraduate study of history is an excellent starting point for a variety of careers that focus on individual skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in fields ranging from business to journalism. Careers possibilities include:

  • museum curator
  • archivist
  • journalist

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in history, public administration or business administration. Or you might pursue a professional degree in law or medicine.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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