Future students

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences.

Curious about the world?

Social sciences allow you to explore complex relationships among humans, society and the environment. Become an agent of positive change through hands-on, experiential learning and tackle matters essential to people, places and the planet.

Why social sciences at UVic?

Our Pacific Rim location is more than just beautiful, our environmentally rich campus boasts international and Indigenous perspectives that will inspire you to discover new ways to think and be in the world. Here, you can:

  • Get hands-on learning in classrooms, labs and in real-world settings like field schools
  • Benefit from scholarships and career mentoring
  • Take part in our popular co-op program and get paid, hands-on work experience
  • Complement your studies with internships, community based research, local initiatives and international opportunities
  • Study in one of the world's most environmentally rich regions and participate in real research projects

International opportunities

Broaden your studies and explore the world through a different lens with international study opportunities. Check out our opportunities to study abroad to see where your education can take you.

Hands-on learning

At UVic, learning doesn't just happen in the classroom—take your learning off-campus by enrolling in one of our field schools.

You could spend a month in Cuba learning about media and visual anthropology, earn geography credit while travelling the coast with the Cascadia Sustainability Field School or spend the summer participating in the Redfish School of Change with the School of Environmental Studies.

Interdisciplinary programs

Interested in our interdisciplinary programs? Choose from among diverse programs that cover topics including the human dimension of climate change, technology and society, Indigenous studies, social justice, international politics and European studies.