Frequently asked questions

How many courses are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Systems program?

You complete 30.0 units of 3rd and 4th year coursework in the BA in Health and Community Systems program.

Students entering with less than 30 units will also complete additional courses to meet UVic degree requirements.

How much does the program cost?

Please refer to UVic's tuition fee estimator.

UVic Student Society (UVSS) fees are assessed each term.

Course materials and/or textbooks are required for each course and are available for purchase through the UVic Bookstore.

Is there financial aid available?

How long do I have to complete the BA program?

The BA in Health and Community Services can be completed in 2 years (5 consecutive academic terms). You have up to 5 years to complete the program. We have developed a suggested program plan.

Can I transfer any courses I have completed at other institutions?

At least 30.0 units of coursework must be completed in the BA in Health and Community Services. Polices and procedures for granting transfer credit are described in the University Calendar.

Is there an Academic Writing requirement I must meet?

Yes. You must meet the UVic Academic Writing requirement prior to entering the program. Information related to the English language requirement are described here: Academic Writing Requirement.

Is there a specific order in which courses must be taken in the BA program?

There is a recommended course sequence.

Where can I get advice or assistance to help me with my study skills?

The University of Victoria Counselling Services, The Learning and Teaching Centre (Math and Stats and Writing help), local colleges, high school and community centres offer courses on time management, rapid reading, English composition, study skills, etc.

How are the practice experiences arranged?

You will work with a practicum coordinator to arrange your practice experience.

What kind of jobs will I get after my degree?

Primary employers of graduates with a BA in Health and Community Services will be predominantly public sector employers such as the provincial and federal government, health authorities, non-governmental organizations, non-profit community organizations and social service agencies. Learn more about career possibilities.