48 months
25960 CAD/year
6180 CAD/year
6000 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain critical thinking skills as you interpret, assess, and use data to study social movements, environmental changes, and political issues in this History program at Laurentian University.


History is the study of the past through a consideration of its remains. Historians collect and study historical materials, interpret their content, assess their value as sources of information, and use what they have judged to be the most reliable of these to describe and explain what happened in the past.

History students at Laurentian University learn what historians have discovered, but are also taught the historical method, and are encouraged to think critically about the past and its influence on the present. The program offers two interrelated streams: North American history (including the history of Canada) and European history.

The program includes courses on a wide variety of topics and themes, including women’s history, the history of education, intellectual history, the history of social movements, Indigenous history, environmental history, military history, the history of Northern Ontario, and medieval history.

Students in the fourth year of their program may undertake a major research project under a professor’s personal supervision; this may involve travel to archives in other cities to consult primary sources. The Department is home to a Research Chair in the History of French Ontario.


Business, entrepreneurship, government, graduate studies, journalism, law, politics, teaching at primary or secondary schools or in college and universities, archivist, curator in museums and art galleries, librarian, community development worker, costumer and teacher of the history of clothing and textiles, financial planner, civil service, historical interpreter, counsellor, researcher, member of a historical board.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The 20th Century
  • Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective
  • Western Civilization: Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • Western Civilization: French Revolution to the Present
  • Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
  • Canadian History: Post-Confederation
  • Historical Methods
  • History of Ancient Civilizations
  • History of French Canada

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario High School Applicants:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.
  • Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25960 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6180 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6180 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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