Know the World. Study History.
Students in the Department of History study every part of the human past: from Medieval Europe to Twenty-First Century Hong Kong. They explore a wide range of themes, from the history of colonialism to the history of human rights.
Through our history undergraduate programs, students gain strong communication and analytical skills that prepare them well for diverse professions and graduate programs in history, law, journalism, and more.
UBC History faculty Dr. Glen Peterson and Dr. Bill French retire after 30 and 33 years of service to the Department, respectively. Learn about their contributions in this editorial.
Whichever pockets of the past piques your interest, UBC History has a course just for you. See a highlight of UBC History courses offered during the 2023/2024 academic year.
Make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path with the help of our history advisor.
An online resource available to any undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a history course at UBC who would like help with their writing.