Academic advising

We're here to help you choose your program and courses! Academic advice is available from departmental advisors and from the Academic Advising Centre for the Faculties of Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences (the three Faculties share advising services to make it easier for students to combine programs from different Faculties and transfer from one Faculty to another).

You can declare your major after competing 12 units - just go to the advising website. Declaring your program will connect you with your peers, professors and advisors in your academic community - the social sciences!

For advice on issues related to a specific program, department, or school, it's best to start with the department advisor:

Department Undergraduate  Honours          
Anthropology

 

Economics

 

Environmental Studies

Geography

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

For advice on interdisciplinary minor programs, contact the Interdisciplinary Academic Programs Assistant in Cornett B138, email , who can direct your inquiry to the appropriate person.

Academic Advising Centre

Connect with the Academic Advising Centre (AAC) throughout your degree. Here are some reasons why you may want to contact us. We can:

  • Explore your degree and program options
  • Discuss the flexibility available in a degree (adding a second Major or a Minor, Concentration or Option)
  • Help you select your courses
  • Help you plan for your degree completion and help you interpret your CAPP report
  • Explain University policies, regulations, and degree and program requirements
  • Help you with academic concerns and provide appropriate referrals
  • Transfer students can meet with an Academic Adviser to discuss academic plans, and review transfer credits to help you understand how they apply to your chosen degree. 

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 website for information on drop-in times and appointments, or email advising@uvic.ca