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Bachelor of Arts, History

The Bachelor of Arts, History major program is designed for you if history is your focus. One directed studies course is included.

Program requirements

Some program requirements may be met with credits earned through prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).

OL offers many courses that fulfil both lower- and upper-level degree requirements, but you may need to complete some degree requirements through classroom or distance courses from other recognized post-secondary institutions and transfer the credit to this degree program.

Admission requirements

Open admission

Residency requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Degree requirements

120 credits including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

Breadth requirements (24 credits)

May be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the breadth requirements for arts and science degree programs:

  • Six credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical- and business-writing courses
  • Six credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
  • Six credits in social science
  • HIST 1121, Canadian History to 1867 (3) or equivalent
  • HIST 1221, Post-Confederation Canadian History (3) or equivalent
Lower-level requirements (15 credits)
    Six credits of second-year history courses (such as HIST 2251, 1161)
Upper-level requirements (30 credits)
  • 27 credits of upper-level history courses, including HUMN 3011)
  • 3 credits of Directed Studies (HIST 4991)
Elective requirements (51 credits)
  • 15 credits of upper-level elective courses
  • 45 credits of lower- or upper-level elective courses

Directed studies

A directed studies course consists of concentrated study of a topic you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Directed studies is open to you if you have fulfilled the breadth and lower-level requirements and have completed at least 15 credits of upper-level requirements in your major.

Registration procedures differ for directed studies, so it is essential that you consult your program advisor before you register in a directed studies course.

Student responsibility

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

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