Minor

The Department of History offers a minor program for students pursuing a BA program in another department.

Students interested in the history minor must declare it on the SSC.

Curriculum

Students in the Faculty of Arts can complete a minor in history by earning at least 30 and no more than 42 credits in history courses that include: at least 18 credits numbered 300 or above (these 18 credits may include a maximum of 6 credits for non-History courses that are listed in the calendar as acceptable for History credits) and at least 6 credits numbered 200 to 299. The other six may come from any level, including AP, IB, and Arts One credits.

Declaring

Students can declare a History minor through the UBC Student Service Centre (specialization code 3012)

No formal advising is necessary, but you are welcome to see an advisor, especially if you have concerns or seek a course accommodation. Please note that the minor will not be recorded on your transcript unless you indicate it on your application to graduate. If some of your courses qualify for your major as well as your History minor program, no more than six credits may be counted towards both programs.

FAQ

Yes, students in the Faculty of Arts can complete a Minor in History by earning at least 30 and no more than 42 credits in history courses (a field other than the major) that include:

  • At least 18 credits numbered 300 or above. These 18 credits may include a maximum of 6 credits for non-HIST courses that are listed in the calendar as acceptable for History credits (limit waived for students who earn History credit on exchange).
  • At least 6 credits numbered 200 to 299.
  • Six credits may come from any level, including AP, IB, and Arts One credits.

Declaring a Minor

Students can declare a History minor through the UBC Student Service Centre (specialization code 3012).

No formal advising is necessary, but you are welcome to see an advisor, especially if you have concerns or seek a course accommodation. If some of your courses qualify toward your major as well as your minor, no more than 6 credits may be counted towards both programs.

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