Program outlines

Every undergraduate program has specific requirements that must be fulfilled before you graduate.

The program outlines below have been compiled from the undergraduate calendar to help you plan, select and schedule the most appropriate courses for your program. 

Once you've reviewed your program planning worksheet, look at the appropriate calendar entry to get a better idea of how the recommended courses fit with your overall program requirements.

Want to gain experience before you graduate? There are hundreds of types of hands-on learning opportunities including co-op and work experience as well as opportunities through your program and extracurricular opportunities. We've pulled together lists for most programs to help you gain relevant experience and explore careers during your degree.

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Education

Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering (BEng)

Software Engineering (BSEng)

Computer Science (BSc)

Computer Science - combined programs

Students wishing to complete one of the combined degree programs in Computer Science will normally not register in the Faculty of Engineering but will register in the Faculty of the other Department. Available combined programs include:

  • Geography and Computer Science (Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Health Information Science and Computer Science (Faculty of Human & Social Development)
  • Math and Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
  • Music and Computer Science (Faculty of Fine Arts)
  • Physics and Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
  • Psychology and Computer Science (Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Statistics and Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
  • Visual Arts and Computer Science (Faculty of Fine Arts)

Fine Arts

Art History and Visual Studies (BA)

Music (BMus)

Music and Computer Science (combined BFA or BSc)

Theatre (BFA, BA for Honours)

Visual Arts (BFA)

Visual Arts and Computer Science (combined BFA or BSc)

Writing (BA or BFA)

Human and Social Development

Humanities

The following program worksheets are offered for the Faculty of Humanities. For additional assistance with program planning and course selection, see the Advising Centre for Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

For hands-on learning opportunities in the Faculty of Humanities, see Co-operative Education Program and Career Services' experiential education opportunities

Department Program
English

English Major (BA)
English & French Combined Major (BA)

French

French Major (BA)
French & English Combined Major (BA)

Gender Studies Gender Studies Major (BA)
Germanic Studies Germanic Studies Major (BA)
Greek and Roman Studies Greek and Latin Language & Literature Major (BA)
Greek and Roman Studies Major (BA)
Hispanic Studies Hispanic Studies Major (BA)
History History Major (BA)
Italian Studies Italian Studies Major (BA)
Linguistics Applied Lingustics Major (BA)
Linguistics Major (BA)
Linguistics Major (BSc)
Medieval Studies Medieval Studies Major (BA)
Mediterranean Studies Mediterranean Studies Major (BA)
Pacific and Asian Studies Pacific and Asian Studies Major (BA)
Philosophy Philosophy Major (BA)
Religious Studies Religious Studies Major (BA)
Slavic Studies Slavic Studies Major (BA)

Science

The following program worksheets are offered for the Faculty of Science. For additional assistance with program planning and course selection, see the Advising Centre for Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

For hands-on learning opportunities in the Faculty of Science, see Co-operative Education Program and Career Services' experiential education opportunities

Department Program
Biochemistry & Microbiology

Biochemistry Major (BSc)
Biochemistry & Chemistry Combined Major (BSc)
Biochemistry & Physics Combined Major (BSc)
Microbiology Major (BSc)
Microbiology & Chemistry Combined Major (BSc)

Biology

Biology Major (BSc)
Biology Major (Marine Concentration) (BSc)
Biology Major (Marine Concentration) & Ocean Sciences Minor (BSc)
Biology Major & Environmental Studies Minor (BSc)
Biology & Environmental Studies Double Major (BSc)
Biology & Psychology Combined Major (BSc)
Biology & Earth and Ocean Sciences Combined Major (BSc)

Chemistry

Chemistry Major (BSc)
Chemistry for Medical Sciences Major (BSc)
Chemistry & Biochemistry Combined Major (BSc)
Chemistry & Earth & Ocean Sciences Combined Major (BSc)
Chemistry & Mathematics Combined Major (BSc)
Chemistry & Microbiology Combined Major (BSc)

Earth & Ocean Sciences

Earth Sciences Major (BSc)
Earth and Ocean Sciences & Biology Combined Major (BSc)
Earth & Ocean Sciences & Chemistry Combined Major (BSc)
Earth Sciences & Physical Geography Combined Major (BSc)
Earth Sciences & Physics Combined Major (BSc)
Ocean Sciences & Physics Combined Major (BSc)

Mathematic & Statistics

Mathematics Major (BSc)
Mathematics & Chemistry Combined Major (BSc)
Mathematics & Computer Science Combined Major (BSc)
Financial Mathematics & Economics Combined Major (BSc)
Statistics Major (BSc)
Statistics & Computer Science Combined Major (BSc)

Physics & Astronomy

Astronomy Major (BSc)
Physics Major (BSc)
Physics & Astronomy Combined Major (BSc)
Physics & Biochemistry Combined Major (BSc)
Physics & Computer Science Combined Major (BSc)
Physics & Earth Sciences Combined Major (BSc)
Physics & Ocean Sciences Combined Major (BSc)

Social Sciences

The following program worksheets are offered for the Faculty of Social Sciences. For additional assistance with program planning and course selection, see the Advising Centre for Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

For hands-on learning opportunities in the Faculty of Social Sciences, see Co-operative Education Program and Career Services' experiential education opportunities

Department Program
Anthropology Anthropology Major (BA)
Economics

Economics Major (BA)
Economics Major (Business Option) (BA)
Economics Major (Finance Option) (BA)
Economics Major (Business and Finance Options) (BA)
Economics Major & Business Minor (BA)
Economics Major (Finance Option) & Business Minor (BA)
Economics Major (BSc)
Economics Major (Business Option) (BSc)
Economics Major (Finance Option) (BSc)
Economics Major (Business and Finance Options) (BSc)
Economics Major & Business Minor (BSc)
Economics Major (Finance Option) & Business Minor (BSc)
Economics & Financial Mathematics Combined Major (BSc)

Geography

Geography Major (BA)
Geography Major & Environmental Studies Minor (BA)
Geography & Environmental Studies Double Major (BA)
Geography Major (BSc)
Geography Major & Environmental Studies Minor (BSc)
Geography & Environmental Studies Double Major (BSc)
Geography & Computer Science Combined Major (BSc)
Physical Geography & Earth Sciences Combined Major (BSc)

Political Science Political Science Major (BA)
Psychology Psychology Major (BA)
Psychology Major (BSc)
Biology & Psychology Combined Major (BSc)
Sociology Sociology Major (BA)

Interdisciplinary programs

Picking from the hundreds of exciting courses UVic has to offer can be a challenge, especially if you want to keep your options open and sample studies from more than one faculty.

If you're interested in completing a degree unique to your individual tastes, consider enrolling in one of UVic's eight flexible interdisciplinary studies programs to learn across faculties and add some flavour to your studies.

For interdisciplinary hands-on learning opportunities, see Co-operative Education Program and Career Services' experiential education opportunities

Available programs include:

Applied ethics

Learn how to tackle a wide range of ethical challenges in both your personal and professional life - from studies in bio-engineering and legal decision-making to media ethics and environmental restoration. If you're interested in this minor program, start with PHIL 232.

Arts of Canada

With classes ranging from poetry and fiction writing to West Coast art and cinema in Quebec, you can study across creative mediums and figure out for yourself why Canadians are so proud of their cultural arts. Start by taking FA/ACAN 225 for an introduction.

European studies

Discover Europe's multi-faceted history, diverse culture and fast-changing political realities -- plus you'll learn a second language as you go!

Film studies

Enhance your critical appreciation of film culture, study international cinemas and learn how to write a brilliant screenplay in this wide-ranging and popular program. HA 295 will introduce you to the world of Film Studies at UVic.

Human dimensions of climate change

Climate change is not only an environmental event. Exploring solutions to the many problems of climate change mitigation and adaptation requires an understanding of the human aspects of the problem.

Indigenous studies

Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students learn how to combine Indigenous world views and ways of knowing with their personal and professional goals in this engaging area of study. You are encouraged to start by taking IS 200 for an introduction to Indigenous Studies.

Social justice studies

Excited about the possibilities of moving past injustice and an unsustainable way of life? Gain critical perspectives about the social and ecological challenges facing our world, explore possibilities for change and find common ground with your peers in this program, no matter what career you're working towards.

Technology and society

Excited to explore the nature of technological change and its rapid transformation of contemporary society? In a global culture driven forward by dramatic developments in technology, no aspect of politics, culture and society is left undisturbed.

Pre-professional programs (for transfer to another institution)

We can help you prepare for many popular professional programs not offered directly at UVic, as most require specific post-secondary coursework to be completed prior to admission. We've included admission and pre-requisite information below for the closest institution offering each program.

Please note: As requirements change from time to time, you're advised to always confirm with your institution of choice - in all cases the information provided by the institution offering the program in question should be considered the authority.

Program help

  • Having trouble with program and degree planning? Call or email your adviser for assistance and support.