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Be versatile! In our history program, you will develop your research and writing skills. Lots of careers are based on that. We offer public history courses relating to how people interact with the past — think museums, documentaries, walking tours and history websites — with an emphasis on digital history, and practicums for hands-on experience.
Sample Courses: Past to Present: Understanding History, Making History: Methods and Practices, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History, Early Modern England
Career Tracks: Museum curator, archivist, government official, communications specialist, historical project co-ordinator
Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Become a history teacher to help students examine the past events and how they relate to present day. Our history department is small and close-knit, and our faculty of education will nurture your love of teaching by giving you lots of practical experience. With your two degrees, you’ll be eligible to teach grades 7 to 12.
Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Past to Present: Understanding History, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History
Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, communications specialist, museum curator, government official
Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*
If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Number of Graduates (2018)
"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 offi ce 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)
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
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 a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
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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, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
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.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
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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