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At UVic's Faculty of Social Sciences, our seven areas of study examine all aspects of society and the world we live in. You'll get a dynamic, hands-on education that takes advantage of our extraordinary environment and makes a difference every day.

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UVic student Devin Owpaluk holds a camera during his professional communications internship with IACE.

Undergraduate studies

Be part of a diverse community of active thinkers and doers. Engage in research and participate in co-op and other community activities.

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Graduate studies

Our graduate students and faculty work on original research that creates vital impact locally and around the world.

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Open UVic’s research chair in Indigenous mental health

UVic’s research chair in Indigenous mental health

With a Sept. 22 naming ceremony, the inaugural position of Chief Mungo Martin Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health is held by Emily Haigh, with funding by a $1.5M gift from Bruce McKean.

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Conserving rockfish

UVic researcher Natalie Ban is working on a project involving the rockfish in a protected area off Galiano Island that may provide lessons to help safeguard a variety of threatened fish species in...

Open Seven scholars join Royal Society of Canada

Seven scholars join Royal Society of Canada

On Sept. 6, the Royal Society of Canada announced seven scholars from UVic are elected to Canada’s highest academic honour.

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Kyle Nelson working as an Ecological Monitoring Technician in Waterton Lakes National Park during a co-op term at UVic.

Careers in Social Sciences

More than 30,000 UVic social sciences graduates have amazing careers all over the world. We’ll prepare you for a career in a field you’re passionate about.

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

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