Combined majors

A combined major opens up the opportunities for students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge of two disciplines. Students will be able to combine select requirements from the fields of two different majors.

English and French Canadian Literature

The Combined Major in English and French (Canadian Literature) is not a double major in English and French, but a single B.A. degree program composed of selected courses from each department. The term "Canadian Literature" will be formally recognized on the transcript. Students should consult the Combined Major in English and French page of the University Calendar for details about the course structure they need to follow.

Fine Arts and Professional Communication Co-op

If you are in the Department of English then you are eligible to participate in the Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Writing (HFPW) Co-op program.

Co-operative education is an integrated approach to higher education which enables well-motivated students to follow a program that combines study terms on campus with paid work terms in a variety of job settings.

The HPFW Co-op program at the University of Victoria is designed to provide you with the analytical expertise and practical knowledge necessary to excel in positions in the public and private sectors. You and your fellow students are drawn from the following departments in the Humanities and Fine Arts enabling employers to select students with training in everything from languages to fine arts administration.

Cultural Resource Management



Gender Studies

Geramic and Slavic Studies

Greek and Roman Studies

Hispanic and Italian Studies


Art History and Visual Studies

Intercultural Education and Training Program

Latin American Studies


Medieval Studies


Pacific and Asian Studies

Religious Studies


Visual Arts


To graduate with a BA, MA, or Phd with an HFPW Co-op Distinction, students must satisfactorily complete four, 13- to 16-week work terms. Usually this will enable them to finish the Co-op bachelor degree within five years. Students are also expected to maintain superior grades and conform to the standards of the working world.

Visit the Humanities, Fine Arts and Professional Communication Co-op program website for more information.