Academic experiences

Caitlin McClure
Caitlin McClure (environmental studies) spent a co-op work term as an entomology guide at the Victoria Bug Zoo. Co-op is just one of many ways you can gain hands-on experience through your program.

UVic is proud to offer a highly hands-on learning experience. There are many ways to engage in experiential education as part of your academic program, including the Co-op Program and Work Experience Program, Community Service Learning courses, field schools, practica, study exchanges and much more.

Choose your program

Choose your academic program below to see the types of hands-on opportunities you may be able to participate in!

This handy overview or detailed glossary explain the types of opportunities you'll find in your program map.



Engineering and Computer Science

Fine Arts

Human and Social Development


Indigenous students

Interdisciplinary studies

International opportunities



Social Sciences