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Social Sciences impact our world

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.

Undergraduate programs

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Graduate studies

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

Graduate programs

News & stories

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A nose for health

UVic doctoral student Jamie Knight is championing smell testing as a way to gain insights into brain health.

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Highly Cited UVic researchers

Eight UVic researchers are the "who's who" of influential scholars and named top one per cent in their fields for being highly cited in scientific publications.

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Taking on climate challenge

UVic researchers are at the forefront of initiatives aimed at assessing and addressing the climate crisis—from exploring methods of protecting habitat to sequestering carbon beneath the ocean floor...

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Upcoming events

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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