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Undergraduate programs

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In social sciences at UVic, you'll be part of a diverse community of active thinkers and doers. You'll have exciting opportunities to engage in research and other community activities. You can also participate in the co-op education program, which allows you to combine relevant paid work terms with your studies. You'll study essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Our programs

Our undergraduates can choose from different general, major and minor programs leading to both BA and BSc degrees. We also offer options for interdisciplinary studies, joint degrees and diploma programs.

Interdisciplinary programs

These programs allow you to take course work from more than one discipline. You can also obtain a minor by completing the program requirements.

Available programs

Joint degrees & diplomas

Social Sciences students are the recipients of a unique blend of traditional, innovative and experiential education. Each of the seven social science disciplines in the Faculty offers a mix of programs including co-op study options.

Our undergraduates can elect to study courses in one or many departments within the Faculty, as well as combining social science courses with courses in other university departments.

Combined programs

  • Biology and Psychology
  • Enviromenmental Studies and Biology
  • Financial Mathematics and Economics
  • Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)
  • Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Psychology and Computer Science

Diploma & Certificate programs

  • Canadian Studies
  • Restoration of Natural Systems (School of Environmental Studies)
  • Transformative Climate Action (School of Environmental Studies/Continuing Studies)

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