Almost anything! By developing strong critical thinking, communication, and cultural awareness skills, you will open the door to many careers. For example:
For more information on the value of a BA in History, click here.
For individual career counselling and group workshops, contact the Faculty of Arts Careers.
You can complete a 6-credit Minor in History within your main degree program
For History curriculum, click here.
You can also review the Undergraduate Calendar for curriculum information.
Yes! History students are eligible for a number of awards. Some awards, such as “Year Awards,” are based on academic performance. Others, such as the Doug Webb Award and the Maurice Pope Scholarship, require you to complete a short application form.
There are many resources on campus to assist you. They’re all free and they're here to help you succeed:
The Faculty of Arts Personal Counsellor, Ruth Frolic, is available for confidential, one-on-one counselling about school-related issues that you can no longer handle on your own (e.g., making connections with others at Ryerson, finding motivation) or about personal difficulties you may be experiencing (such as family relationships, loss, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug use, or other challenges). To book an individual confidential appointment, please call 416-979-5195.
The Undergraduate Program Director is happy to discuss many career options, as are your course instructors. You can also attend career events hosted by the department, the Faculty of Arts, and the university.
The Faculty of Arts Career Counsellor, Sonny Wong, offers individual, confidential counselling and workshops to assist you with many aspects of educational and career planning, such as clarifying your degree choice and career goals, planning for graduate/professional schools or work, and more. To book an individual appointment with Sonny, call 416-979-5000, ext. 2141.
If you are thinking about studying History or another subject at the Masters level, there are general tips here.
If you are thinking about becoming a teacher, you can read more here.
The Faculty of Arts Student Experience Centre can help you find opportunities to enrich your undergraduate experience. The centre offers a wide range of programs and services to help you make lasting connections, get engaged in campus and community life, learn through experience, and achieve your academic, personal, and career goals through volunteer opportunities, mentoring, student project grants, international exchanges – and much more.
Read more about exchange programs here.
History students are also welcome to join student-led international travel programs such as Alternative Spring Break (ASB). For more information about ASB, email email@example.com or check out the ASB website.
If your cumulative GPA (CGPA) falls below 1.67 at the end of any semester, you will be assigned a Probationary Academic Standing. To help you return to “Clear” academic standing, you will be required to meet with the Undergraduate Program Administrator, Anne-Marie Donovan, to discuss your situation, review your course selections, and sign a Probationary Contract. You’ll also get access to supports to help you identify the challenges you are facing in your academic work, and workshops and other resources to help you get back on track.
You should always begin by discussing any concerns about your grades with your course instructors. If your concern is not resolved informally, you may wish to proceed to a formal grade appeal. Refer to Ryerson’s Undergraduate Consideration and Appeals Policy (Policy #134) for the grounds for filing an academic appeal and detailed information on the appeals process. You may also consult with a Ryerson Students' Union Student Advocate (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on preparing an appeal.
Current fees and financial information are available here: https://www.ryerson.ca/currentstudents/fees_finances/detail/
If you have credits from another university or college that you would like to transfer to Ryerson, please talk to our Undergraduate Program Administrator and follow these links: