Why History?

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

Why History?

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

The study of History at Trinity Western University embodies the academic mission of the institution - to create a vigorous academic environment that develops knowledgeable and skillful Christian leaders.

The theories and methods encountered in the discipline of History help students investigate how peoples and societies unfolded in response to beliefs, ideas, passions, and material and social conditions. Awareness of these matters enables graduates to arrive at more balanced interpretations and conclusions about the present. The intention is to train historically alert Christian leaders capable of making informed decisions and contributing to the health and welfare of their communities. TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa gives students an opportunity to study Canada’s history while also completing an internship that enables them to apply their 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

Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Robert Burkinshaw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Janet Epp Buckingham, B.A., LL.B., LL.D.

LLC Director; Professor of Political Studies and History

Steven Hicks

Sessional Assistant Professor of History

Andrew Klager, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of History

Darren Provost, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator for History

Robynne Rogers Healey, Ph.D.

Professor of History
Co-coordinator Gender Studies Minor
Co-director, Gender Studies Institute.

Bruce Shelvey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History and Political Studies