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What programs can I apply to?

While some of our programs admit students directly from high school, others require you to have first attended UVic or another college/university for one or more years.

  • For Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, you can indicate your preferred field of study (e.g. Anthropology) on your application, or apply as an "Area Undecided" student if you're not yet sure. You'll be able to officially declare your preferred program as your "major" or transfer to another faculty/program after your first year of study.
  • If you apply to Engineering (BEng/BSEng), you'll declare your area of specialization (such as biomedical or software) after your first year of study.

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What are program types and minimum entry paths?

What are program types?
  • Certificate: specialized programs leading to graduation with certificates
  • Degree: general, honours and major programs leading to graduation with Bachelor degrees
  • Diploma: specialized programs leading to graduation with diplomas
  • Minor: optional programs that can be added to your degree studies
What are minimum entry paths?
  • High school: programs available to students applying directly from high school (as well as transfer students)
  • Post-degree: programs available only to students with completed Bachelor degrees
  • Transfer: programs available to students transferring from other colleges or universities after completing at least one year of post-secondary coursework
Field of studyFaculty or divisionProgram typeMinimum entry path
AnthropologySocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Applied EthicsHuman and Social DevelopmentHumanitiesMinor
Applied LinguisticsHumanitiesDegreeDiplomaHigh school
Area UndecidedHumanitiesScienceSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Art History & Visual StudiesFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Arts of CanadaFine ArtsHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
AstronomyScienceDegreeHigh school
BiochemistryScienceDegreeHigh school
Biochemistry and chemistryScienceDegreeHigh school
BiologyScienceDegreeHigh school
Biology and Earth and Ocean SciencesScienceDegreeHigh school
Biology and PsychologyScienceSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Biomedical EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
BusinessBusinessMinor
Canadian StudiesContinuing StudiesHumanitiesFine ArtsSocial SciencesDiplomaHigh school
ChemistryScienceDegreeHigh school
Chemistry and Earth and Ocean SciencesScienceDegreeHigh school
Chemistry and MathematicsScienceDegreeHigh school
Chemistry for the Medical SciencesScienceDegreeHigh school
Child & Youth CareHuman and Social DevelopmentDegreeHigh school
Child & Youth Care - Indigenous InitativesHuman and Social DevelopmentDiplomaDegreeHigh school
Chinese StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Civil EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Coastal studiesSocial SciencesMinor
Collections ManagementContinuing StudiesFine ArtsCertificatePost-degree
CommerceBusinessDegreeHigh school
Computer EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Computer ScienceEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Computer Science and Health Information ScienceEngineeringHuman and Social DevelopmentDegreeHigh school
Computer Science and MathematicsEngineeringScienceDegreeHigh school
Computer Science and StatisticsScienceEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Computer SystemsEngineeringMinor
Creative WritingFine ArtsMinor
Cultural Resource ManagementFine ArtsContinuing StudiesDiplomaPost-degree
Digital and Interactive Media in the ArtsFine ArtsMinor
Earth SciencesScienceDegreeHigh school
EconomicsSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
EducationEducationMinor
Electrical EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Electrical SystemsEngineeringMinor
EnglishHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
English and French (Canadian Literature)HumanitiesDegreeHigh school
English and Medieval StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Environmental StudiesSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
European StudiesHumanitiesFine ArtsSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Film StudiesHumanitiesFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Film StudiesScienceSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Foundations in Indigenous Fine ArtsFine ArtsCertificate
FrenchHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Gender StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Geographic Information TechnologySocial SciencesMinor
GeographySocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)EngineeringSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Germanic StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Global Development StudiesSocial SciencesHumanitiesMinor
Greek and Latin Language and LiteratureHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Greek and Roman StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Health and Community ServicesHuman and Social DevelopmentDegreeTransfer
Health Information ScienceHuman and Social DevelopmentDegreeHigh school
Health and SocietyEducationHumanitiesSocial SciencesHuman and Social DevelopmentMinorDegreeHigh school
Hispanic StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
HistoryHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Human Dimensions of Climate ChangeLawBusinessSocial SciencesScienceHumanitiesCertificateMinorHigh school
HumanitiesContinuing StudiesHumanitiesDiplomaHigh school
Indigenous Community Development and GovernanceHuman and Social DevelopmentDiplomaHigh school
Indigenous Language RevitalizationEducationContinuing StudiesDegreeDiplomaCertificateHigh school
Indigenous StudiesSocial SciencesHumanitiesMinor
Information Communication TechnologyEducationCertificateHigh school
Intercultural EducationHumanitiesContinuing StudiesEducationDiplomaTransfer
Island Medical Program: MD UndergraduateMedical SciencesDegreeTransfer
Italian StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Japanese StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Juris DoctorLawDegreeTransfer
Juris Doctor for Civil Law graduates (JD/BCL)LawDegreePost-degree
Juris Doctor + Business Administration (JD/MBA)LawBusinessDegreePost-degree
Juris Doctor + Public Administration (JD/MPA)Human and Social DevelopmentLawDegreePost-degree
KinesiologyEducationDegreeTransfer
Language and Cultural ProficiencyHumanitiesCertificateHigh school
Latin American Interdisciplinary StudiesSocial SciencesFine ArtsHumanitiesEducationDegreeHigh school
Latin American Literary and Cultural StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
LinguisticsHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
MathematicsScienceDegreeHigh school
Mathematics and StatisticsScienceDegreeHigh school
Mechanical EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Mechanical EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Medieval StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Mediterranean StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
MicrobiologyScienceDegreeHigh school
Microbiology and ChemistryScienceDegreeHigh school
MusicFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Music and Computer ScienceEngineeringFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Nursing (Canadian citizens only)Human and Social DevelopmentDegreeTransfer
Ocean SciencesScienceMinor
Pacific and Asian StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
PhilosophyHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean ScienceScienceSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
PhysicsScienceDegreeHigh school
Physics and AstronomyScienceDegreeHigh school
Physics and biochemistryScienceDegreeHigh school
Physics and Computer ScienceScienceEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Physics and Earth Sciences (Geophysics)ScienceDegreeHigh school
Physics and MathematicsScienceDegreeHigh school
Physics and Ocean Sciences (Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics)ScienceDegreeHigh school
Political ScienceSocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Professional CommunicationHumanitiesMinor
Professional CommunicationFine ArtsMinor
PsychologySocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Psychology and Computer ScienceSocial SciencesEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Public AdministrationHuman and Social DevelopmentMinor
Recreation and Health EducationEducationDegreeTransfer
Religious StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Slavic StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Social Justice StudiesHumanitiesHuman and Social DevelopmentContinuing StudiesSocial SciencesDegreeTransfer
Social WorkHuman and Social DevelopmentDegreeTransfer
SociologySocial SciencesDegreeHigh school
Software DevelopmentEngineeringMinor
Software EngineeringEngineeringDegreeHigh school
Southeast Asian StudiesHumanitiesDegreeHigh school
Special EducationEducationDiplomaCertificateHigh school
StatisticsScienceDegreeHigh school
Teacher Education: Elementary CurriculumEducationDegreeHigh school
Teacher Education: Elementary Post-degree ProfessionalEducationDegreePost-degree
Teacher Education: Secondary Post-degree ProfessionalEducationDiplomaDegreePost-degree
Teaching French ImmersionEducationContinuing StudiesCertificatePost-degree
Technology and SocietySocial SciencesHuman and Social DevelopmentEngineeringEducationFine ArtsHumanitiesMinor
TheatreFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Visual ArtsFine ArtsDegreeHigh school
Visual Arts and Computer ScienceFine ArtsEngineeringDegreeTransfer
WritingFine ArtsDegreeHigh school