Learn from the past to shape the future

Sharpen your research, analytical, writing and public speaking skills, while applying the lessons of history to shed light on today’s pressing questions.

UFV History department offers various programs to equip you with in-demand professional skills: 

  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts with honours, major, minor, or extended minor in History and gain the critical thinking, communications, and organizational skills essential to launch a career in areas such as politics, publishing, public relations, or public administration. An undergraduate degree in history is also excellent preparation for further studies in law, archival science, or education.
  • Open doors in fields such as travel and tourism, journalism, diplomatic relations, international law, business, and international trade by adding a minor or an extended minor in Latin American Studies to your Bachelor of Arts.
  • Lay the foundation for a career in community development, foreign affairs, peacebuilding, advocacy, humanitarian relief, restorative justice or social entrepreneurship by undertaking a major or a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

You may also expand your career options or enhance your degree with additional certificates: 


Retro Abby: Remembering Abbotsford's Pasts 
Friday, May 17, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Abbotsford campus, B132

The UFV History Department, in partnership with the Heritage Abbotsford Society, is hosting Retro Abby: Remembering Abbotsford’s Pasts, a day of Abbotsford History on May 17th. Retro Abby will feature displays by local history and heritage organizations, UFV student research projects, and a panel of speakers who will address a number of engaging local historical issues and topics.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided!


Apply for local or international positions: Help with exhibition preparation and installation, assist archivists with collection work, or experience life in Normandy, France, while working at the Juno Beach Centre.

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