Why choose science at UVic?

As a science student at UVic, you will see how the concepts you're learning can be applied to issues like health and sustainability. 

Undergraduate studies
Julio Navarro

Dark matter halos and the formation of galaxies

Cosmologist Julio Navarro’s revolutionary work, which has influenced our modern understanding of how galaxies form and evolve, has been recognized as a Citation Laureate—the first for a University of Victoria researcher.

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Peter Constabel in the greenhouse

Fighting COVID-19 with plants

To meet the global demand for COVID-19 spike protein needed for antibody test kits, biologist Peter Constabel has turned to plants. 

In the news

Lab on a Chip

A miniaturized laboratory the size of a postage stamp could one day transform how scientists test potential drug treatments and diagnose disease.

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Territory acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Discover the future

Science prepares us for concepts we can’t imagine today but will shape our world tomorrow. Whether it’s working on a more potent treatment to fight cancer, developing more accurate climate prediction models or understanding the secrets of anti-matter, we're having an impact on the world.

 The Dean of Science welcomes you to the UVic science community. Our six units—Biology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy—will take you to the limits of human knowledge and understanding. Our research-intensive undergraduate and graduate programs allow you to work closely with internationally-renowned faculty.

From the atom to the universe, from the cell to the ecosystem, from the theoretical to the applied, we explore the reaches of modern science and mathematics.