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Bachelor of Arts 4 Yr History

St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in History provides students with a broad understanding of the historical foundations and cultural dimensions of the world they live in and with the skills needed to uncover and analyze the events, processes and ideas which shape the past and to appreciate how an understanding of the past helps inform the present and the future. Through the in-depth study of change and continuity over time and place, students acquire an ability to look at the past from different angles and perspectives and to employ a variety of analytical tools and methods in interpreting human affairs and institutions. Students complete foundations courses in Canadian and World History. The foundations courses provide students with an appreciation of the history of their native or adopted country as well as an awareness of the forces that have shaped the wider world. A unique characteristic of this program is the emphasis placed on Intellectual History. By completing a course on the History of Ideas as part of the Liberal Arts Core and at least an additional six credits in Intellectual History, students gain a solid foundation in the major texts and ideas that have shaped and defined the western world. Breadth requirements in North American, European and Social and Cultural History allow students to achieve both range and depth of historical knowledge. This degree also provides students with a solid foundation in historical theory and method. Students complete courses in Research Methods, the Historians? Craft, and complete either a major research paper or a Service Learning practicum.

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14500 Bannister Road S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2X1Z4, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
High School Standing Students in this category will have graduated from high school and must have an average of 65% or better on the five 30-level subjects listed below:
  • English Languarge Arts 30-1 or higher
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30, a 30 level language other than English, or Mathematics 30-2 or Applied Mathematics 30
  • One course from Group A or B (see below)
  • One course from Group A or B (see below)
  • Once course from Group A, B, C or D (see below)
Group A Social Studies 30-1, Aboriginal Studies 30 (5 credits) or a 30-level language other than English (may include French 30-1 or French 30-2)

      Group B Mathematics 30-2 or Applied Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Mathematics 31, Physics 30, Mathematics 30-1 or Pure Mathematics 30 or Science 30.

      Group C Art 30, Art 31, Drama 30, Music 30, Music 31 or Music 35

      Group D One 5-credit or two 3-credit subjects at the 30 level (excluding Special Projects 30) or 5 credits of advanced series courses in Career and Technology Studies or Social Studies 30-2

      Mature Standing Applicants must have at least 65% in English 30-1 or equivalent.    

Application Deadline
Applications open October 1 Last day to apply for fall admission August 31 Last day to apply for winter admission December 31

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $8,340.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,560.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 20, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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