Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: History, General
Description: The Department of History at the University Victoria consists of 32 regular faculty, six adjunct faculty, plus sessional instructors. It offers a rich variety of undergraduate courses at the introductory and senior level. The main areas of instruction are American, Asian, British, Canadian, European and World history over the period from the Middle Ages to the present.

In the Honours Program, students have the opportunity to study history more independently and intensively than is normally possible in the Major and General Programs. Through the Honours Seminar (HIST 480) and individual instruction in writing and research (HIST 398, 497), the Honours Program encourages students to think critically and to deepen their understanding of both the content and craft of history. While the primary intent of the Honours Program is to help any interested and talented student of history achieve an excellent education in the liberal arts, the program should be especially useful for students contemplating graduate work in history or careers in senior secondary teaching, journalism, law, library science or government service.

To receive the Co-op notation upon graduation, undergraduate students must perform satisfactorily in each of the required work terms. The Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing Co-op Program is designed to provide students with an academic background and certain skills appropriate to a wide range of careers.

URL: History at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Historians

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]