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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 Fieldwork footprint of ȾEL ̧IȽĆE village

Fieldwork footprint of ȾEL ̧IȽĆE village

Led by the Tsawout First Nation, the University of Victoria's 2023 archaeology summer field school will conduct the first research-focused archaeological project in the Cordova Bay area, which was...

Open Glacier field school inspires students

Glacier field school inspires students

Equipped to survive the weather conditions and the long days exploring glaciers in the backcountry, backcountry, students in one geography field school learn about scientific research in physical...

Open National Indigenous Languages Day

National Indigenous Languages Day

March 31 is National Indigenous Languages Day. There are more than 70 Indigenous languages in Canada. Here are some stories about Indigenous language revitalization at UVic.

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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.