Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

History Degree Programs and Plan Requirements

Degree Programs:

History – Major (Arts) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [BAH]
History – Medial (Arts) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [BAH]
History – Minor (Arts) Bachelor of Arts
History – General (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts [BA]

Plans:

MAJORS: you need 60 units in History seminars and lectures: 6 units must be in Canadian history
MEDIALS: you need 42 units in History seminars and lectures: 6 units must be in Canadian history
MINORS/GENERAL: you need 30 lecture units in History, and NO seminars. 6 units must be at the 100 level and the remaining units should be taken from the 200-299 range. 6 units must be in Canadian history
 (*please see Arts & Science Calendar)

History courses at Queen's are divided into two types: lecture courses and seminars. Lecture courses introduce students to the material of history and its writing. Seminar courses provide small-group environments for intensive study, discussion, and debating of key history topics. Seminars are fundamental for the development of skills necessary to pursue the discipline at the graduate level.

Second-year core seminars and upper-year seminars form a fundamental and compulsory part of the program for students pursuing a BAH degree with a major or medial concentration in History.

History minors, medials, majors and students in other degree programs are encouraged to take 200 level lecture courses at any time in second, third, or fourth year.

Major, Medial and Minor Grade Requirements

Grade Requirements for Students Going into Second Year Major/Medial  - view this list of automatic acceptance GPAs and Pending List

If you submit your request through SOLUS during the designated period, you receive automatic admission to the History Major/Medial if you meet these requirements:

  • C+ or higher in a 100 level History course at Queen's. And..
  • 2.3 cumulative GPA

You will be placed on the Pending List if...

  • you have a C in a 100 level History course from Queen's and
  • your cumulative GPA is 2.0 to 2.2

You will not be admitted to the History Major/Medial if...

  • your grade in a 100 level History course from Queen's is C- or below, or..
  • your cumulative GPA is below 2.0

History Minor: If you submit your request through SOLUS during the designated period, you receive automatic admission to the History Minor if you meet these requirements:

  • C+ or higher in a 100 level History course from Queen's. And...
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA or above

You will be placed on the Pending List if...

  • you have a C or C- in a 100 level History course from Queen's. And
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA or above

You will not be admitted to the History Minor if..

  • your grade in a 100 level History course from Queen's is below C-
  • and/or your GPA is below 2.0