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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.

Students walk among driftwood logs along the coast of Vancouver Island.
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.

A UVic geography student prepares chemicals for analysis in a lab.

Graduate studies

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

News & stories

In memoriam: Janet Bavelas

In memoriam story about experimental social psychologist Janet Bavelas.

Open Addressing climate anxiety

Addressing climate anxiety

Last Fall's Living With Climate Change event included a series of campus events and learning opportunities to help students share solidarity and human connection in the shadow of climate anxiety.

Open Mapping the health of kelp forests

Mapping the health of kelp forests

Canopy-forming kelp forests are a vital lifeline for spawning herring and juvenile salmon, but a raft of environmental stressors make the future of those underwater forests uncertain. A new research...

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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.

Territory acknowledgement

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.