Bachelor of Arts, History
The Bachelor of Arts, History Major program is designed for you if you want to specialize in one discipline (History).
Students in this major complete one Directed Studies course (see below).
What Can You Do With This Credential?
The Bachelor of Arts, History Major that Cory Martinson received from Open Learning has helped him broaden his career options within the government and grow his career as a Privacy Commissioner for BC.
Some program requirements may be met with credits earned by Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
OL offers many courses that fulfill both lower- and upper-level degree requirements, but you may need to complete some degree requirements through classroom or distance courses from other recognized post-secondary institutions and transfer the credit to this degree program.
If you plan to complete a credential through OL, please fill in a Program Admission form and send it to OL Admissions by email, mail or fax. Contact Student Services with any questions regarding program admission.
A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus)
120 credits total, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:
General Education Requirements
May be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the general education requirements for arts and science degree programs.
- 6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature), excluding technical and business writing coursest
- 6 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
- 6 credits in social science
- HIST 1121, Canadian History to 1867 (3) or equivalent
- HIST 1221, Post-Confederation Canadian History (3) or equivalent
- 27 credits of upper-level history courses (may include HUMN 3011)
- 3 credits of Directed Studies (HIST 4991)
- 15 credits of upper-level elective courses
- 45 credits of lower- or upper-level elective courses
A Directed Studies course consists of concentrated study of a topic you select in consultation with your Open Learning Faculty Member. Directed Studies is open to you if you have fulfilled the general education requirements and all the lower-level requirements and have completed at least 15 credits of upper-level requirements in your major.
Registration procedures differ for Directed Studies courses, so it is essential that you consult with your Program Advisor before registering.
Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.
Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).
If you proceed otherwise, you may find either that course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.
Please see Tuition and Fees for details.
Email Student Services or call us for more about this or any other Open Learning program.