Meeting for prospective History Majors, Minors, & Honours students


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30


Buchanan A 102
1866 Main Mall
V6T 2L6 Vanvouver , BC


Undergraduates become History majors for many reasons, ranging from a deep, often very personal, interest in the culture of a particular region to a desire for a strong foundation in writing and research skills. Those of you who have taken courses in our lower division sequence taught by our award-winning instructors will already have seen history come alive in their hands.  If you want to continue to deepen your understanding of the world you live in while learning valuable skills in researching and writing, become a History Major, Minor, or Honours Student.

The UBC History Department invites you to come to learn more about our undergraduate programs at our information and social event:

If you are considering declaring a History Major or applying for the History Honours Program in 2017W, you must attend this meeting and sign up for departmental advising this April.

Organized with the support of the Faculty of Arts, this gathering describes the opportunities that await you in our department, as well as the procedures for entering the programs, designing your course of study, and fulfilling the major, minor, or honours requirements. History faculty members serve as our program advisers and will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

Members of the History Student Association attend and showcase their organization and activities, available to all students with interests in History. 

A History Degree (Major or Honours) can be combined with UBC’s Co-op Program or an international exchange with Go Global. History students who have participated in the Arts Co-op Program and Go-Global will share with you their personal experiences in these programs.

If you are wondering what you will do with a History degree after you graduate, be reassured. A History major will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.  UBC History majors learn how to contextualize and analyze; how to express and support an argument in writing and orally; and how to use databases, archives, and interviews to research and write. These are skills that are useful and valued across a wide range of professions, including law, education, journalism, corporate consulting, and non-profit advocacy, but also advertising, politics, and public relations among many others.

For more information on what to do with your History major, click here.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

We look forward to having you join us.