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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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Social Sciences graduate student collecting field data.

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 Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023

For 60 years, multiple experiences of UVic students and researchers across disciplines have been shaped by the ocean. From a campus that’s a few short steps from coastline, our engagement with the...

Open A new threat to kelp health

A new threat to kelp health

A very small creature is threatening the health of BC’s giant kelp forests: bryozoans. They’re tiny white coral-like crustaceans that attach themselves to kelp, reducing reproduction and overall...

Open Driven to make a difference

Driven to make a difference

UVic political science student Emily Lowan, who graduates this June, has spent much of her time at university engaged in climate justice politics. She is one of six finalists in BC competing for an...

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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.