History / Histoire

About Program Admission Requirements

Our History program at the Glendon campus gives you the insights to connect past events to the present in meaningful ways, developing critical thinking skills and research skills. These abilities can be key when searching for work in positions such as teacher, lawyer, documentary filmmaker, journalist, diplomat and more.

Why Glendon?

Our professors are leaders in their fields; from specialists in religious history to immigration, war, military, and security, we offer a broad range of expertise and are committed to helping you define your interests. Our small campus creates the ideal environment for you to make social connections with professors and other students, as well as academic connections between programs. These connections will be a critical element in setting yourself apart in the work force.

Notre programme d’Histoire vous permet d’acquérir les connaissances nécessaires pour établir des liens significatifs entre des événements du passé et le présent, tout en développant votre pensée critique et vos aptitudes à la recherche. Ces compétences vous seront très utiles sur le marché du travail et dans l’exercice de professions comme enseignant, avocat, documentariste, journaliste ou diplomate.

Pourquoi choisir Glendon ?

Nos professeurs sont des chefs de file dans des domaines variés comprenant l’histoire religieuse, l’immigration, la guerre, les forces militaires et la sécurité. Nous avons une vaste expertise et nous vous aiderons à cerner les sujets qui vous intéressent. Notre petit campus facilite la création de liens avec les professeurs et d’autres étudiants, et de ponts entre les programmes d’études. Ces avantages vous permettront de vous distinguer sur le marché du travail.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Ancient Roots of Modern History
  • How to Study History
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Understanding Contemporary Canada
  • Religion and Society

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • teacher
  • historian
  • documentary filmmaker

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.