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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

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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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News & stories

Open Print matters: between sisters

Print matters: between sisters

In a new book for youth, Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children, UVic anthropology alumna Wendy Proverbs traces the 1,600-kilometre voyage of sisters forced from their remote village...

Open 2022 Leiden Rankings

2022 Leiden Rankings

International research rankings released today by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands once again show that UVic researchers consistently publish a...

Open Out with the old tech, in with the new

Out with the old tech, in with the new

Ottawa Community Foundation funds new technology for UVic's Psychology Clinic, which trains the next generation of Psychologists and provides services to local adults and children.

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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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