History (BA)

Choosing First Year Courses

Establishing the best first year schedule helps you set the foundation for a successful Acadia experience. To help with this, your department has recommended the courses you should register for in your first year. Academic advising is available at any stage should you need it.

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

Important Notes

You will automatically be registered for HIST 1003, but you will need to register yourself for the 6h of 1000-level history courses, and for your 21h of elective courses.

The Arts Core is a series of requirements common to all students pursuing degrees in the Faculty of Arts. We encourage you to complete as many of these as possible in the first year:

  • 6 hours English: usually ENGL 1483 & 1493
  • 6 hours in a single language other than English: French, German, Greek, Latin, or Spanish
  • 6 hours of Social Science: Economics, Politics, Sociology, or Women's and Gender Studies*
  • 6 hours of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Math and Stats, Nutrition, Physics, or Psychology