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You get the best idea of where the world is going by knowing where it's been. Explore the diverse stories and identities that have made a lasting impact on Canadian society and the world at large. Learn the importance of perspective, context and research, and see how history plays a role in pop culture and everyday life. Think critically about what shapes history and is shaped by it: politics, culture, society, religion.

So here's the deal:

Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your History degree
[courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in History with [120] credits:

[45] credits from -
History Core Courses
  • World History to 1500
  • World History since 1500
  • History in Practice
  • Public History: Monuments, Museums and Memoirs
  • Applied Research in History
  • Historiography
  • History Practicum or Independent Research in History

Four Courses at the 200 level or higher

ex. History at the Movies 

Two courses at the 300 level or higher

ex. Christianity in Canada

Two courses at the 400 level or higher

ex. Nazi Germany

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • The Christian Faith
  • One senior Christian Studies course
  • Introduction to Literature and Language
  • One Fine Arts course
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Two Science courses
[24] Credits from -
Arts & Science Electives

Select courses on an individuial basis, or choose a minor to complement your core program of study -- from Psychology to Biblical Languages, there are lots of options.

[21] Credits from - 
Open Electives

Take courses from any department at Ambrose.



A three-year [90 credit] version of this degree is also available.

Your Future

This is your career

Let history take you to your future. Careers include librarian, lawyer, heritage interpreter, political aide, journalist or social policy researcher.

This is where you can go

Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:

  • Museum guide
  • Social studies teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Small business entrepreneur 
  • Political campaign worker
  • Professor


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Beyond the Classroom

Discover why history matters by doing hands-on research to record significant events in the lives of local people. Our current project is an externally-funded oral history of the immigration and resettlement of Germans to Western Canada from 1947 to 1960.


Kyle Jantzen Professor of History

Kyle Jantzen, PhD, MA, BA

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6902
History Program Chair
Professor of History
Ken Draper Professor of History

Kenneth L. Draper, PhD, MA, BA (Honours)

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 2916
Professor of History
Director of Planning and Assessment
Ryan Wilkinson Assistant Professor of History

Ryan Wilkinson

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6936
Assistant Professor of History