Academic Advising for Humanities, Science & Social Sciences

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Connect with an adviser

Need to meet with an adviser to discuss your program plans? We're available for virtual and in-person advising appointments and can also be reached by phone or email.

Connect with an adviser
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Having trouble choosing electives?

Use our thematic groupings of courses within Humanities and Social Sciences to focus on a particular area, help develop your passions—or take you somewhere altogether unexpected.

View thematic groupings
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Ready to declare?

All students must formally declare their academic program. Once you've found your fit (and completed 12 or more units), let us know. If you have a change of heart later, you can always submit a new request.

Declare your major

Academic advice and support is currently available by phone, email and virtual or in-person appointments. See our advice & support page for information on how best to get in touch, depending on your program and the support needed.

Deciding what to study, planning your program, choosing courses, preparing to graduate, and plotting out next steps; university involves research, study, writing, math—and that's before you even get to class. You're not alone, though. The Advising Centre is here with the resources, tools, tips, and people who can make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you.

Second-year biology student Liberty shows you the ropes with helpful tips for UVic students in their second year of study and beyond. In this episode, Liberty visits the Academic Advising Centre for Humanities, Science and Social Sciences and discusses the three types of advisers: frontline advisers, academic advisers, and unit advisers. Each of these advisers offers their expertise in different subjects, so getting in touch with the right adviser is important.

You've got decisions to make. We're here to help: