Public Health & Social Policy

Student Lindsay Brookes

Study what you’re passionate about

Lindsay Brookes wanted to work in health and felt a degree in Public Health & Social Policy perfectly complemented her business degree, allowing her to work in a field she loves.

Become a student
Alexandra Kent

The UVic edge

Alexandra Kent says UVic's focus on equity and social justice, and strong connections to local Indigenous communities helped her choose this program. Her research focus led her to work at the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement.

Current students
Guests at an AGEI 473 class

Focus on what matters to you

Students in the BA in Health & Community Services program can focus their studies on various topics. These guests offered their experience to students in AGEI 473 Chronic Disease & Ageing.

Undergraduate courses
Students walking across campus

Master of Public Health

Our program lets you pursue your interests in health and social policy and choose courses that delve into topics you’re passionate about.

MPH program
Nigel Livingston in a lab with students

Designing a better world

Professor Nigel Livingston and students explore assistive technology and how it can improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Our faculty and staff
Britt Swoveland on the UVic campus

A career that makes a difference

A degree in Public Health & Social Policy can lead to a fulfilling job or complement your current career. Britt Swoveland says the distance program gave her the opportunity to enhance her career goals while working.

Career possibilities

Serving the health of your community

Are you passionate about health equity, social justice and making a difference in your community?

Our school examines public health, health promotion, and the social, environmental and structural determinants of health.

Our unique, primarily online, programs let you learn and engage in practice where you live and work. You’ll participate in dynamic practicum placements that will support your studies and allow you to make an impact on your community’s health and community services.

Find your edge in UVic's School of Public Health & Social Policy