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What can I do with a BA in History?

What History programs does Ryerson offer?

What makes Ryerson’s History BA distinctive?

What are the admissions requirements?

How do I apply? 

How much does it cost to study at Ryerson?

How do I transfer to Ryerson from another university or a college?

What can I do with a BA in History?

Almost anything! By developing strong critical thinking, communication, and cultural awareness skills, you will open the door to many careers. For example:

  • Work in business, the creative industries, government, foreign service, international agencies or non-governmental organizations, military or national defence.
  • Become a professional researcher in fields such as media, film, law, and heritage.
  • Manage heritage sites or a cultural agency.
  • Pursue further education in fields such as law, library and information management, teaching, advertising, human resources, business, journalism, museum curation or management.     

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What History programs does Ryerson offer?

  • Full-time, 4-year BA in History
  • Full-time, 4-year History Major within the Arts & Contemporary Studies degree program
  • 6-credit Minor in History

What makes Ryerson’s History BA distinctive?

  • Our career-focused approach means you can gain work experience while you complete your degree. History BA students can obtain credits for work placements, internships, and other professional opportunities.
  • Ryerson offers specialized Heritage Management courses. These courses can open doors to museum and archive work, public history, heritage resource management and curatorial careers.
  • Ryerson’s Department of History thrives on the energy of Canada’s largest, most dynamic city. You will take courses from award-winning professors and experience creative learning that connects the classroom to the city.

What are the admissions requirements?

Students are admitted on the basis of academic achievement (grades) only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration. A minimum grade of 70% or higher is required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

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How do I apply? 

All admissions to the History BA program are administered by Ryerson’s Admissions and Recruitment Office. 

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How much does it cost to study at Ryerson?

Current fees and financial information are available here

How do I transfer to Ryerson from another university or a college?

For information on transferring to Ryerson, please talk to our Undergraduate Program Administrator and follow these links: