Today's employment marketplace seeks people who are critically informed, culturally literate, capable of synthesizing information and adept at creating and managing knowledge. Study history online at Queen's with this general BA and you will acquire such skills while examining the roots of contemporary societies throughout the world.

Program Plan

The Bachelor of History program plan consists of 90.0 units. 60.0 of these units are electives which can be taken from any subject, at any level and in any order, as long you have (or obtain) the prerequisites for any 200 or 300-level courses. The other 30.0 units must be taken as described below.

Note: Courses may not be offered every term.

Core courses (6.0 units) 

6.0 units of HIST at the 100 level; BISC 100/3.0; BISC 101/3.0.

Option courses (24.0 units) 

Including at least 18.0 units at the 200-level or above, which may be selected from the following online courses:

Note: A minimum of 6.0 units (between core and option courses) must be taken from the HIST_Canadian list found near the bottom of this document.

Electives (60.0 units)

60.0 additional units selected from all course offerings.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. Choose the right one for you here.

Application Periods

There are three application periods each year - Fall, Winter and Summer. View the dates and deadlines for each one here.

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.

What can I do with my degree?

Can I apply to Grad School?

Admission requirements for graduate programs vary by institution and program. If your education goals include attending grad school, we recommend that you speak to the receiving institution and compare our programs to their admission requirements. It is currently not possible to complete an Honours degree in History online at Queen's.

Possible Career Fields

Your BA in History can lead you to a wide variety of career fields, which may include:

  • Anthropology 
  • Archaeology 
  • Archival science 
  • Business administration and management 
  • Ethics 
  • Genealogical research 
  • Intelligence analysis 
  • International development 
  • International relations 
  • Journalism  
  • Medical records & research 
  • Museum curator 
  • Museum management 
  • Tourism and travel 

Note: Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies are encouraged to contact the programs directly to find out if our ASO 3-year 90.0-unit general degree will meet admission requirements.