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Tyndale's Bachelor of Arts in History helps you understand the present, and look to the future by studying the past. In our program, you will learn to engage history by thinking and working like a historian.

Holistic Western History

Our program surveys the history of Western Civilization from its beginnings in Sumer in 5300 BC. Your studies will be focused on European, British history and North American history as you learn from courses like: The World of the Early Christians, The Crusades, The United States and the Middle East since 1945, and History of the First World War. This gives you the opportunity to either focus on a single era of Western Civilization or take a broad look at its entirety.

Become a Historian

Our faculty will teach you how to become a historian in your own right. You will learn the methods of studying history so that you will understand how to make connections between the events that make up the course of Western Civilization.

Furthermore, our faculty will engage you at a personal level as you learn about the events, people, and nations of our shared heritage. You will learn to think critically and communicate your own thoughts and opinions effectively. You will be equipped with the skills to succeed in several diverse fields of work after your time at Tyndale.

Program Faculty

Dr. C. Brad Faught

Dr. Eric Crouse

Dr. Ian Gentles

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  • Lawyer
  • Governmental Official
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Professor

Program Requirements

BA History Core Requirements (42 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Language] Language elective courses
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective course
Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours or 48 Credit Hours for Honours)
  • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
  • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [HIST 301] The Historian’s Craft
  • [HIST 2__] History course
  • [HIST 3__] History courses
  • [HIST 4__] History course
  • One of
    • [HIST 251] History of Christianity I
    • [HIST 252] History of Christianity II
    • [HIST 312] The World of the Early Christians, from the Time of Christ to 200 AD
    • [HIST 313] The World of the Early Christians, c. 200 AD to the Rise of Islam
  • One of
    • [HIST 271] Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
    • [HIST 272]Canadian History: Post-Confederation
    • [HIST 281] History of the United States to the Civil War
    • [HIST 282] History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
    • [HIST 375] The United States and the Middle East since 1945
    • [HIST 376] History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • [HIST 382] Evangelicalism: 1900 to the Present
    • [HIST 384] North American Economic History: 1919 to the Present
    • [HIST 387] Film and Western Culture (same as FINE 344)
    • [HIST 485] Seminar in U.S. Foreign Policy since 1945
  • One of
    • [HIST 240] Introduction to British History I
    • [HIST 241] Introduction to British History II
    • [HIST 242] England, Ireland and Cromwell in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    • [HIST 291] The Great War and the Making of the Modern World
    • [HIST 292] The Second World War
    • [HIST 321] The Crusades
    • [HIST 331] The Reformation Era
    • [HIST 342] Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell, 1500-1660
    • [HIST 343] England from the Restoration to the Industrial Revolution, 1658-1815
    • [HIST 344] Modern Britain
    • [HIST 345] Lion Rampant: British Imperial History in Global Perspective, 1800-1980
    • [HIST 363] Modern Europe: 1789 to the Present
    • [HIST 441] Colossus: Britain in the Age of Queen Victoria
    • [HIST 495] Revolutionary England, 1625-1690
  • For honours, two of
    • [HIST 441] Colossus: Britain in the Age of Queen Victoria
    • [HIST 485] Seminar in US Foreign Policy since 1945
    • [HIST 495] Revolutionary England, 1625-1690
  • [HIST 497] Honours Thesis in History I (for honours)
  • [HIST 499] Honours Thesis in History II (for honours)
Electives (42 Credit Hours or 30 Credit Hours for Honours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

BA History Minor Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
  • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
  • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [HIST 2__] History courses
  • [HIST 301] The Historian’s Craft


  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • BA Honours degree requires a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Tyndale University College Bachelor of Arts programs provide course work preparation (12.18 credits) for Bachelor of Education teachables in English, History, Mathematics, Science and French. Candidates are encouraged to include the following courses as a part of this preparation:

English (Canadian Literature)
History (Canadian History)
Mathematics (Calculus)
Science (Earth Science, Physical Geography, Biology, Chemistry)


Program requirements subject to change.
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