A degree in history from TWU trains graduates to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and effective leaders.

As a history student at TWU, you’ll become aware of the processes of change and the development of peoples, institutions, environments, and ideas over time.

You’ll investigate how peoples and societies unfolded in response to beliefs, ideas, passions, material and social conditions.

Awareness of history is a prerequisite for informed citizenship and for understanding how to live as a person of faith in the world. Furthermore, government and business employers are becoming more concerned about understanding political issues, social problems, and public attitudes. Knowledgeable and thoughtful historians can be effective leaders in gaining and sharing an understanding of culture and, thus, making informed decisions.

TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa gives you an opportunity to study Canada’s history while also completing an internship that enables you to apply your historical skills in a government or industry setting.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Travel Studies

Travel studies allow you to immerse yourself in a different culture. Every moment spent abroad is an opportunity to learn. TWU professors lead the courses, joined by guest speakers who provide a local perspective.

Careers in History
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A history degree can lead students towards careers in:

  • Business
  • Government service
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Secondary and elementary teaching
  • Non-profit sector service
  • Church ministry
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Public Relations
  • Writing and Research