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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

History gives us the tools to reflect on who we are, where we come from and where we might go. Learn how to critically evaluate historical myths versus truths. Gain a deeper understanding of history and its role in human society. Study abroad in our optional field schools such as Canada's Internment Era Field School.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Colonial Legacies Field School South Africa optional


  • Access to information officer
  • Communications coordinator
  • Counsellor
  • Cultural programs coordinator
  • Curator
  • Editor or publisher
  • Exhibit designer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Fund developer
  • Historical interpreter
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Intelligence or security analyst
  • Immigration or intelligence officer
  • Journalist
  • Legal professional
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Museum professional
  • Policy analyst
  • Researcher


Apply to the Faculty of Humanities as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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