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History

  • History
  • Concurrent History & Education
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Study the great stories of the human past and improve your critical thinking and writing skills. Take advantage of co-op opportunities and study history’s role in the digital world. Choose from a diverse array of courses from North American, European, Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American History and study women’s history, Aboriginal history, the Atlantic World, and popular culture. History graduates are well prepared to work in a wide range of professions including civil service, law, education, journalism, archival or museum studies.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Want a challenge? This intensive program is for you if you wish to pursue a BA (General) or BSc (General), while concurrently studying concurrent Education and completing field experience in schools. You’ll receive two degrees and be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) level.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.

75%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Producing well-researched written and oral material that integrates contemporary and historical perspectives and engages diverse audiences
  • Researching at a high level by collecting data and processing/synthesizing substantial information
  • Articulating the nature and importance of events in appropriate cultural, social, and historical contexts
  • Identifying historic precedents for governmental and institutional policies and strategic plans
  • Acquiring skillsets that facilitate the creation of public and digital exhibitions, datasets and websites
  • Appreciating, understanding, internalizing, and applying various historical and cultural perspectives to real-world situations

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Sharon Hanna

“Choosing History at UWindsor was the best decision I ever made. My degree was as unique as they come—balancing History with Biological Sciences—but from day one, I was encouraged that my diverse interests were a strength. The History department gave me every opportunity to succeed, from office hours spent going line-by-line through my papers teaching me to write like a historian to a hands-on research assistantship. The skills I gained are not abstract. I use them every day in my career as a history editor—a job I owe to my professors who invested in me.”

Sharon Hanna –
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Major Concentration: History; Minor Concentration: Biology)


Cal Murgu

“In retrospect, studying history at the University of Windsor provided me with the foundational skills on which to continue growing, as a student and, perhaps more importantly, as a human being. I use skills such as critical analysis, collecting and assessing evidence, and articulating arguments orally and in writing every day in my personal and professional life. One thing is for certain: in today’s social and political climate, these skills are at a premium.”

Cal Murgu –
BA (Honours) in History [2014]

Common Industries for History Graduates

  • Academia: University libraries, professorships
  • Arts and Culture: Cultural societies and initiatives
  • History: Archives, historical sites and societies
  • Education: Teaching, corporate training
  • Government and Civil Service
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication: Publishing, web content
  • Museum and Institution: Galleries, public exhibitions
  • Public relations

Career Tracks*

  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Communications specialist
  • Financial researcher
  • Government official
  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical projects co-ordinator
  • Information manager
  • Journalist
  • Judicial clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Political aide
  • Post-secondary administrator
  • Project manager
  • Public policy advisor
  • Publishing editor
  • Publishing sales representative
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Scriptwriter/screenwriter
  • Teacher
  • Tourism consultant
  • TV/radio research assistant
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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