48 months
19227 CAD/year
4798 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Arts (BA), History (Hons) degree from Vancouver Island University program takes students on a journey through time in specialized areas of study examining a wide array of topics, as broad as politics, war and genocide and social movements and as narrow as European film and the place of hockey in Canadian culture. 

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Enrich your understanding of the past to help prepare for the future with History (Hons) program from Vancouver Island University .

Whether you choose a history major or history minor as part of your BA program, you will gain historical context to serve you in your chosen field. History degree students excel in critical thinking, problem-solving, and interpreting data - all vital and valued skills in every career and post-graduate program. History degree graduates have gone on to excel in careers in a range of different fields, including education, law, heritage, journalism, marketing, public service, and the film and video game industries.

The study of History is a vital component in the creation of an innovative, humane, prosperous and free civic society in which individuals can participate as active, informed citizens.  

Throughout their studies, History students read primary and secondary texts designed to impart knowledge and critical understanding of their areas of study, and which expose them to different methodologies, approaches and historical perspectives. Students also explore historical context and different interpretations of texts, thereby further honing their critical thinking skills. 

Much more than just a dialogue with the past, the study of History enables students to better engage with the present and to prepare for the future.

Career Opportunities

The study of History provides excellent preparation for a number of professional careers, including those in fields such as education, at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels, public service, law, journalism, heritage, marketing, research, library/archives, and politics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Canada 1867 to 1945: National Expansion in Peace and War
  • Canada since 1945: New and Changing Identities
  • Canadian Women's History to 1920 
  • Canadian Women's History since 1920
  • First Nations People in Canadian History since 1867
  • Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students may apply after completion of 60 credits. Along with meeting the GPA requirement of a minimum "A-" (3.67 GPA) that is earned for the last 45 credits taken, students are required to submit a written statement of interest to the History department Chair prior to admission into the Honours program. The department chair, in consultation with the intended supervisors will vet applicants for admission as required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19227 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19227 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4798 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4798 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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