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Honours History and Mathematics


Completion of any Level I program and a Cumulative Average of at least 5.0 including an average of at least 5.0 in six units of Level I History; and successful completion of one of MATH 1A03, 1LS3 or 1X03; and one of MATH 1AA3, 1LT3, or 1XX3 with a grade of at least C+.


  • All students registered in an Honours History program must take HISTORY 2HI3 in Level II and HISTORY 3HI3 in Level III as part of their degree requirements. The requirement to take HISTORY 2HI3 will be waived for students who completed HISTORY 1FF3 in Level I.
  • Students must complete HISTORY 2HI3 and HISTORY 3HI3 before enrolling in a Level IV History seminar.
  • When registering, it is recommended that students distribute their required History courses (see Requirements below) as follows:
    Level II: HISTORY 2HI3; 9 units from Course Lists 1 to 4
    Level III: HISTORY 3HI3; 3 units from Course Lists 1 to 4, 6 units from Course Lists 5 and 6
    Level IV: 3 units from Course Lists 5 and 6, 6 units Level IV History
    (No Combined Honours student may take more than 6 units of Level IV seminars.)
  • Students considering a career in teaching are advised to take HISTORY 2T03 and HISTORY 2TT3, as many schools of education require the equivalent of six units in a Canadian HIstory survey course.
  • Students considering graduate work in History are strongly encouraged to include in their program a second language beyond the introductory level, as many graduate programs require proficiency in a second language.
  • MATH 1B03 must be completed by the end of Level II. Completion in Level I is strongly recommended.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which 48 units may be Level I

30 units from the Level I program prior to admission into the program
3 units HISTORY 2HI3 or 3 units of Level II History if HISTORY 1FF3 was completed in Level I
3 units from Course List 1 or 2
3 units from Course List 3 or 4
6 units from Course Lists 1 to 4
3 units HISTORY 3HI3
3 units from Course List 5
3 units from Course List 6
3 units from Course Lists 5 or 6
6 units Level IV History
3 units MATH 1B03, if not completed in Level I
9 units from MATH 2R03, 2X03, 2XX3
3 units from MATH 2C03, STSTS 2D03
6 units from MATH 3A03, 3E03, 3F03, 3T03, 3X03
15 units Levels II – IV Mathematics or Statistics, which must include at least 6 units at Level III and/or Level IV
18-21 units Electives to total 120 units