Careers in Social Sciences

Careers in environmental studies

Kathryn Juricic works for the Fernwood Neighbourhood Group organizing their Good Food Program.

Environmental studies

Careers in geography

Kyle Nelson worked as an Ecological Monitoring Technician in Waterton Lakes National Park during a co-op term at UVic.

Geography

Careers in sociology

Rachel Lewis is the Chief Operating Officer for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Sociology

Careers in political science

Exciting co-op placements like working at the BC legislature can help prepare you for a career in political science.

Political science

Careers in psychology

Experience working in UVic psychology research labs is preparing graduate student Sepideh Heydari for an exciting career.

Psychology

Careers in economics

Sadaf Mirza is the Chief Economist & Executive Director of Economic Forecasting and Analysis for the BC Government.

Economics

Careers in anthropology

Devin Tepleski was invited to work as a documentarian and archaeologist in Ghana during his time as a UVic student.

Anthropology

What can you do with a degree in Social Sciences?

More than 20,000 UVic social sciences graduates have amazing careers all over the world. We'll prepare you for a career in a field you're passionate about. You'll gain the set of skills necessary to be a critical thinker ready to make a positive impact.

We nurture well-rounded thinkers who can assess problems, adapt to change, analyze trends, work in teams and communicate effectively. You'll engage in independent and collaborative learning by taking part in local initiatives, fieldwork and community-based research.
—Dr. Catherine Krull, Dean

A degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences will introduce you to a combination of theoretical, data-based and hands-on research to understand and develop solutions to the complex problems that shape the world around us. Our students explore the complex relationships between humans, society and the environment.

Meet some of our alumni and learn about their exciting careers

Or explore your career options with our Career Educator, Richard Myers: 250-721-6365 or .