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The Department of History

Why study history?

The world around us right now is the product of history.

Tracing the turning points and individual actions that built the present helps make sense of the world around us and points to ways that we can make a difference in the future.

History students develop practical, marketable skills that transfer into a wide range of workplaces. 

Our classes focus on how to:

  • find and make sense of data ;
  • apply critical thinking to that information;
  • and effectively communicate an analysis to a broad audience.

Research, analysis and communication are in-demand skills.

Your history degree applies to a career in education, business, journalism, government, law and the non-profit sector.

For more information about career opportunities, see: What Can I Do with My History Degree? and our Alumni page.

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UCalgary Giving Day

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UCalgary History Book Launch

The Department of History celebrated recent publications by faculty members at Fort Calgary on March 19

CHOMS visits “Blood, Sweat, and Tears Exhibit” at The Military Museums in Calgary

History of Military Medicine in Canada at the Military Museums

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Launch Your Career Conference

Participate in focused career conversations, skills development and exciting connections. Hear from local leaders and industry experts, grow your professional network and get the information you need to make your next big move.

April 29 - 30
9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hunter Commons and Online

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Please reach us at hist@ucalgary.ca