History is a Bachelor of Arts degree program within the History, Politics, & International Studies Department. It is offered as an honours major, major and as a minor.

History helps us make sense of today’s headlines, from conflict in the Middle East to the challenges facing the Christian church in Western society. But history also helps us step outside our own time and learn from another, as we immerse ourselves in ancient Rome, medieval England, or the totalitarian struggles of the early twentieth century. At Redeemer, you’ll study history from a perspective rooted in unchanging biblical truth and ancient Christian wisdom. Our program design gives you maximum flexibility to study the aspects of history that interest you most, while providing a solid overview and foundation for your specialized knowledge. You’ll also be challenged to write, speak, and think more effectively and more faithfully so you are ready for the calling God has for you, whether it’s in the courtroom, the classroom, the pulpit, the public arena, or right in your own backyard.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.


Featured Courses

  • A World at War: The Turbulent Twentieth Century (HIS-108)
  • Canadian History: Pre-Confederation (HIS-221)
  • Christianity in the Modern World (HIS-411)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Participate in the Laurentian Leadership Centre in our nation’s capital, where you’ll have access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Spend a semester at Oxford University in England through the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Serve as a teaching or research assistant for a professor within the history department.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Join the History Learning Community for trips and excursions to museums and historically significant sites.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Speak with visiting scholars and experts at guest lectures.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Kevin Flatt Professor of History

Kevin Flatt is professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. He teaches courses covering seve...

Student Story

Rachel Brouwer
History student ‘09


Rachel Brouwer
History student ‘09

" My Liberal Arts Degree from Redeemer shaped how I think about the world, my faith, and the intersection where the two meet. I was challenged in each of my classes to not just learn information but to think critically and analyze what I was learning. Redeemer opened my eyes and ignited a passion for issues of social justice and the plight of the poor and vulnerable around the world and in my own backyard. This passion led me to work at the Canadian headquarters of the world’s largest anti-slavery organization, International Justice Mission, where I now have the privilege of educating and mobilizing Canadian churches to answer God’s call to seek justice. Redeemer provided the well-rounded education needed to ensure my career success and helped me discover the place God was calling me. "


  • Teacher
  • Heritage Planner
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Museum Curator
  • Politician
  • Public Service Officer
  • Missionary

Graduate Programs

  • BEd
  • LLB
  • MA in History
  • Master of Global Affairs
  • MLIS
  • PhD in History

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