Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Humanities
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Asian Studies/Civilization
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
Description: The programs in Pacific and Asian Studies stress the development of analytical and critical faculties, as well as academic skills such as research and writing. Like all undergraduate programs in the Humanities Faculty, they are not aimed at providing students with vocational training or specific job skills. What the programs do provide is: basic communication skills in Chinese, Japanese or Indonesian/Malay, an appreciation of the culture, literature, theatre and other arts of the Pacific and Asian region, and a knowledge of the history, economy, societies and politics of the area. Such general skills and specialized knowledge, especially when combined with the expertise offered by programs such as Education, Law, Business, Public Administration or Environmental Studies, should enhance the opportunities of students seeking careers related to the Asia-Pacific region.

The Honours program offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a select area in Pacific Studies through additional course work and to apply that understanding in a fourth-year honours tutorial (PACI 490A and 490B) through writing an honours research essay of at least 10,000 words. Students interested in the Honours Program should consult with the Pacific Studies Honours Adviser before making application.

URL: Pacific and Asian Studies at University of Victoria
Thesis Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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]