Students looking through archives


Are you ready to uncover our global challenges? Or, discover how the past can provide insight on the human experience? 

When you choose to study history at Brescia, you will gain a personal perspective into the events that have shaped our past and research how our world may advance in the future. Explore women’s influence on history, discover environmental impacts on a worldly scale or understand Canada’s political, economic and social history – in Brescia’s history program, you decide! Under the guidance of your dedicated and academically-recognized professors, you will enhance your critical thinking, research and writing skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: Food in World History, Editorial Cartoons in Canadian History: Skewering by Sketch and Midwives, Madonna’s, Witches and Whores: Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500 to 1700.

Your history experience doesn’t end in the classroom. Outside the classroom, you can continue your expedition into world history by exploring local archives, historical sites and national parks. These experiences will rouse your curiosity and support new relationships with members of the Brescia and London community.

CHOOSE TO explore the past to understand the present.
CHOOSE TO inform yourself and others regarding historical global events.
CHOOSE TO graduate with a number of interdisciplinary skills.

Become a leader in social change.

Visit Us Apply Now Get Info

Educating Women Leaders for over a Century

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • Minimum Average: 79.5%
  • ENG4U

Learn more

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Archivist
  • Development Officer
  • Museum Curator
  • Teacher

Learn more

Bold Stories

Photo of Courtney.

“ By studying in the history department at Brescia, I developed a variety of crucial communications skills, including public speaking and writing. These transferable skills will not only aid me outside of the classroom, but also in my future career as an educator. ”

Courtney Stoddart

Class of 2018

Photo of Hannah.

“ The world will always need more empathy and empathy is exactly what history at Brescia has taught me. In contextualizing the experiences and decisions of historical actors, the discipline offers a greater understanding of current issues as well as the tools to tackle them. ”

Hannah Kern-Cheng


Photo of Madeline.

“ Brescia’s History program has helped to further ignite my passion for history. The small class sizes have allowed me to connect with all of my professors and enables me to have enriching discussions in the classroom with my peers. ”

Madeline Eagle


Program Options

Explore a path towards your future degree. Click on the heptagons below to learn more.

  Honours Specialization Specialization Major Minor
Honours Specialization in History  heptagon      
History    heptagon  heptagon  heptagon
Power in History and Politics      heptagon  

Program Modules

Tailor your degree towards your personal interests through our modules.

Student wearing a blazer

Power in History and Politics

Discover your courses

with over 300 courses to choose from

Meet our Faculty

Have questions? We're here to help!


Connect with us