Academic Advising

Academic advice can help you with big choices, including choosing your program and courses. Academic advising is available from departmental advisors and from the Academic Advising Centre.

You can declare your major after competing 12 units.  Declaring your major will help you plan your program and career and gives you more opportunities to connect with UVic Science community.

Department Advisors

For advice on issues related to a specific program, department, or school, start with the undergraduate department advisor:

Department Role Advisor
Biochemistry and Microbiology

All levels



100 and 400 level advising,
300 and 400 level Transfer Credit

200 and 300 level advising,
100 and 200 level Transfer Credit


Transfer Credits

100, 200 and 300 level, Honours, Majors

Earth and Ocean Sciences All levels, Honours
Mathematics and Statistics

Math 100, 200 level

Math 300, 400 level, Honours

Math Transfer Credit

Statistics All levels, Honours

Statistics Transfer Credit

Physics and Astronomy All levels, Honours

Academic Advising Centre

Connect with the Academic Advising Centre throughout your degree. They can help:

  • Explore your degree and program options
  • Discuss the flexibility available in a degree (adding a second Major or a Minor, Concentration or Option)
  • Select your courses
  • Help when life interferes with academic success
  • Plan for your degree completion and help you interpret your CAPP report
  • Explain University policies, regulations, and degree and program requirements
  • With academic concerns and provide appropriate referrals
  • Transfer students with discussing academic plans, and reviewing transfer credits 

The Academic Calendar contains information on programs, courses and academic regulations. Contact an Adviser if you need referrals or support in taking next steps or have questions about how to interpret a policy in the Academic Calendar. Unexpected life circumstances may interfere with academic success. You do not have to face difficulties on your own. Consult the Academic Advising Centre for information on drop-in times and appointments, or email

Review of an Assigned Grade

If you believe that there has been a mistake or unfairness in the assignment of your grade, please see the Faculty of Science Procedures for Review of an Assigned Grade: Undergraduate and Graduate for advice on what to do next.
Advice from graduating UVic Science students