What will I learn?

The academic and professional pursuit of History is the process of bringing the past to life. The study of History encompasses all aspects of human experience, from wars to celebrity culture, and is constantly evolving as our knowledge and perspectives advance.

As a History student you will have the flexibility to pursue your own interests within the discipline and the ability to regularly collaborate with your professors due to our small class sizes. Our courses provide you with various approaches to the study of History and the necessary skills to analyze any issue within its historical context. You will examine historical topics from North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and South Asia including:

  • Aboriginal History
  • Digital History
  • Environmental History
  • Gender History
  • International Development
  • Political History
  • Medical History
  • Military History
  • Social History

You may choose to combine your History degree with a degree in English, French, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and Concurrent Education. Double majoring allows you to apply your History knowledge to a particular subject and focus your studies from first year onward. Various certificate options are also available.  Students can also choose as part of their history degree to do Specializations in Public History or Military History.

Future Careers

  • Archivist
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Diversity Officer
  • Editor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Historical Projects Coordinator
  • Heritage Officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum Curator
  • Teacher
  • Tour Guide
  • University professor

Degrees also offered

English and History, Bachelor of Arts (4 Years)

History, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior (5 Years)
History, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior (5 Years)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.00 (15,67,120) per year
Tuition Fee Year 1: CAN $26,500; Year 2 - 3: CAN $25,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay Campus,

955 Oliver Road,

THUNDER BAY,

Ontario (ON),

P7B 5E1, Canada

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,500.00 (15,67,120) per year
Tuition Fee Year 1: CAN $26,500; Year 2 - 3: CAN $25,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022

Start date

6 September 2022

Venue

Orillia Campus

Lakehead University International, Orillia Academic, OA 1031,

500 University Avenue,

ORILLIA,

Ontario (ON),

L3V 0B9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme applicants who achieve their diploma with a total score of at least 24 may be eligible for admission. Three Higher Level subjects must be completed. Prerequisite courses can be presented at either Standard Level or Higher Level. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Some of our competitive programs may require a total score greater than 24. To satisfy the Mathematics prerequisite requirement, applicants must complete one of the following courses: Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (SL or HL), Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (HL). Note: Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations (SL) satisfies the Mathematics prerequisite requirement for programs (e.g. Business, Economics, Kinesiology, etc.) that do not require Ontario's Grade 12 University-level Advanced Functions. Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent. Program-Specific Prerequisite courses completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12); Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian). TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

For international students

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lakehead University

Lakehead fosters student success through academic mentorship, hands-on learning and cutting-edge research, all within a beautiful natural environment.

  • Top undergraduate research university in Canada (2015-2019)
  • In Canada’s top 10 primarily undergraduate universities
  • Based in Ontario, with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia
  • 97.7 percent employment rate within two years of graduation