at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Shape your understanding of political, economic, and social change, from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century. A historian might conduct research in an institution where artifacts and documents of the past are held, or curate collections of historical exhibitions in museums and galleries. Historians are expert storytellers and may develop journalistic or historical works of fiction in print, online, or multimedia platforms.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

History is the interdisciplinary study of past civilizations and their development. Offering study opportunities from the dawn of civilization to the present day and covering all of the continents, the program helps you to understand political, economic, and social change. It also provides the tools to analyze and form opinions based on the multiple sources of evidence that can be gathered from each historical era.

Undergraduate research

In fourth year you have the option of completing directed studies, where you will undertake a supervised investigation of an assigned topic in history, culminating in a major term paper. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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