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History: Bachelor of Arts Minor


A minor in History will provide you with the opportunity to study the many peoples and cultures whose contributions have created the world in which we live today. The minor can be readily coupled with degrees in political science, business, sustainability studies, and many other areas. In our lower-level courses, you will begin to build the reading, writing, research, and analytical skills necessary to succeed in upper level history courses. At the upper-level, you will undertake in-depth studies of particular areas or important themes in global development. As a History student you will benefit from our faculty's commitment to teaching excellence and from the small class sizes at KPU.

All History degree programs are reading and writing intensive. For this reason we strongly recommend that you complete the English requirements of your BA degree within your first two years at KPU.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a minor in History must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation.

Curricular Requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete all requirements in the Bachelor of Arts framework in addition to their major or minor program requirements.

History Minor

To graduate with a BA Minor in History, students must complete:

12 credits from lower-level HIST courses, including at least 6 credits from HIST courses at the 2000 level

12 credits

15 credits from HIST courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 6 credits of HIST courses at the 4000 level.

15 credits
Please see the Course Descriptions section of the Calendar for a full listing of current History (HIST) courses.

Note: HIST 4499 - Selected Topics in History may be repeated more than once for credit, to a maximum of 12 credits.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a Bachelor of Arts program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in History.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley
  • KPU Richmond  Richmond
  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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