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Combining programs

How to mix History with another field of study

A Bachelor of Science with a second major in History? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in History with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular History degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Arts

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, History can be combined with most other Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science subjects. 

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with History through the Bachelor of Arts program: Business, Community Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Health Studies, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, Management, and programs from the neighbouring University of King’s College such as Journalism Studies.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Arts students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their arts program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Science

In the Bachelor of Science program, History can be combined with most of the Science major or honours subjects, provided a larger number of credits is taken in the Science subject.

Student stories

Graham Christie
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The Regina native wanted the full university experience while laying the foundation for law school. Graham's now in his fourth year and will graduate with a double major in History and English.

"If you're interested in English, art, music—it's all there, incorporated in history."

Haylan Jackson
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She wanted a change and to experience something different. Now Haylan plans to go back home to Manitoba and use her double major in History and Canadian Studies to teach Canadian history and literature.

"It was really important to come here to learn about myself, my country, and where I'm from."