Future students

Find your edge in UVic's Department of History.

Why study history?

Where can you learn about pirates, hockey, the Black Death or get a traveller's guide to backpacking through Europe? In history, of course.

Whether you want to major in history or just want to take an interesting class, history will pique your curiosity and immerse you in the past. Diving into events that shook the world, or exploring significant historical sites, isn't just fascinating—it changes who you are.

Studying history helps us understand our world, how it came into being and how to make educated, informed decisions for the future.