Bachelor of Arts: History Concentration (3-Year)

Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 30 credits.

Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 6 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, students should be able to

  • situate contemporary events in broader historical contexts.
  • explain changing social attitudes as the product of specific contexts and events.
  • recognize the ways in which knowledge is socially constructed and sanctioned.
  • evaluate information for its relevance and reliability.
  • articulate logical arguments based on relevant information.
  • identify multiple possible explanations for events.
  • interpret historical evidence carefully and assess for possible bias.
  • plan and conduct research that is accurate, thorough and broadly based.
  • communicate research results clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Possible Career Options

  • Historic Interpreter
  • National/Provincial Park Interpreter
  • Parks Canada Service Supervisor
  • Researcher
  • Probation Officer
  • Museum Technician/Assistant
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Management Trainee
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Heritage Assistant
  • Preservation/Restoration Assistant
  • Immigration Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Writer
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
  • Lobbyist
  • Collections Manager

Possible Further Education Options

At Athabasca University

At Other Educational Institutions*

  • education: bachelor/master
  • law
  • library science
  • police studies
  • journalism
  • social work
  • teaching English as a second language (TESL)

* Some universities will not accept a three-year degree for admittance into a graduate program. An additional year of study may be required. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other universities.

Updated June 29 2017 by Web Strategy, Advancement