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Connecting Past and Present

History is the study of the human past. Historians analyze the causes and consequences of change over time. The study of History also takes the present into account, seeking to expand our knowledge of our own experiences through a deeper understanding of the past.

What Is The Study of History?

Home to award-winning teachers and cutting-edge researchers, the History program at CBU offers a unique perspective on the past. Cape Breton is home to diverse and deep historic roots, giving students a look at history that can only be found on the Island.

Through CBU’s History program, thought-provoking material and a diverse course selection is offered to students. Due to personal education experience with smaller classes, there’s ample opportunity to conduct original, independent research in your first year of study.

Why Study History at CBU?

An education that will take you through the ages and prepare you for the future.

  • Get hands-on experience through CBU’s Internship Program in the heritage field at the Fortress of Louisburg National Historic Site, the Beaton Institute or the CBU Art Gallery
  • Travel with International Exchange Programs at selected universities abroad in Scotland and Ireland
  • Graduates develop a wide range of research and communication skills while preparing to pursue a career or enter a graduate program. Talk to your Academic Advisor about how to pair History with a post-graduate program for the career you want.

Pick a Career Path that’s right for you. Some areas where you can apply an education in History:

  • Law
  • Public History (Museums)
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Heritage Preservation & Promotion
  • Archival Work

Program Structure

CBU offers four-year Honors, Major, Double Major and Area Major in History within the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree programs. You can also earn a three-year academic concentration in History. History courses may be used as a minor or electives.

The Department of History and Culture offers a wide range of courses and learning experiences in History at all levels of study - from broad introductory surveys to student internships to intensive upper-level seminars.

Internships offer practical, hands-on skills in the heritage field for students during their undergrad. Third or fourth-year student majoring in History, Folklore, Music or Gaelic are eligible to apply.

Students can incorporate the study of History into their undergraduate degree in several ways - as a major, minor, or concentration, or as electives. An intensive Honors Program in History is also offered. However you decide to include History in your undergraduate degree, it is important to familiarize yourself with two sets of guidelines. They spell out which courses you must take, and in what order, to satisfy your degree requirements.

The first set of guidelines provides the overall framework for BA and BACS degrees. It is available in the CBU Academic Calendar. The second set of requirements is related directly to the History program itself; please contact the department for a more specific set of guidelines.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$8.040,00 (US$ 5.868) por año
International differential fees: CAN $8,040; International medical plan: CAN $744
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


School of Arts and Social Sciences

1250 Grand Lake Road,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B1P 6L2, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

An overall average of 65% is required for all students applying to most CBU credit programs based on high school performance. Additional requirements may apply to specific programs. English Language Requirements: Please arrange to have test results sent to Cape Breton University from one of the following agencies: TOEFL score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 80 (internet test); IELTS (and IELTS Indicator) score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; CAEL score of 60; MELAB score of 85; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 59; CanTEST score of 4.5 (reading & listening), 4.0 (writing); Duolingo English Test score of 115.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must require graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent with an average of “C” in five, senior academic-level/university preparatory courses with English and four additional courses.


  • Paper-Based Test: 550
  • Computer-Based Test: 213
  • Internet-Based Test: 80


  • Overall Score: 6.5
  • No Band Below: 6.0

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Opciones de Pathways

Ofrecidos por otras alianzas

Esta universidad acepta cursos de Pathways de
  • Fleming College