Academic Programs - Undergraduate


At its core, history is the study of past human experience. Choosing to study history at Acadia will give you insight into our modern world.

There's an incredible world to explore.

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Studying history at Acadia will expand your global perspective. You will explore the histories of the peoples and cultures of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. You will examine the political and social histories of Canada and the United States.

The History Department also offers specialized courses that include the history of

  • women
  • war
  • revolutions
  • material culture
  • medicine
  • science
  • the environment

In addition, the department maintains Acadia’s New England Planter Studies Centre.

Pursuing a history degree at Acadia will enable you to understand our modern world and the global challenges we face. You will gain important perspectives on the past and insight into the present. At the same time, you will develop essential analytical and writing skills.

A great number of Acadia students major in history. Many others take history courses as electives and for general interest. A background in history will allow you to pursue careers in areas such as education, law, journalism, business, and government. If you choose an honours degree in history, you will focus on more specialized research topics. You will also be able to prepare for further work in history, archival studies, and museum studies.

First Year at a Glance

Required Courses

  • HIST 1003 and 6h of 1000-level HIST
    History courses at the 1000 level totalling 9 credit-hours.


  • 21h Electives
    Your choice of courses totalling 21 credit-hours. Fall or Winter courses are 3 credit-hours, full-year courses are 6 credit-hours.

Future Careers

  • Administration
  • Archivist
  • Business and sales
  • Civil servant
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Library services
  • Policy analyst
  • Public relations
  • Teacher

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Related Programs

Other programs that may be of interest to you include:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Classical Studies

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