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Climate Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why is the Earth’s climate changing? Learn about the science of human-caused climate change and the science of climate solutions. Use programming, mapping and data science to better understand the impacts of climate change on communities. Learn how to communicate climate science to people making real-world decisions.

This is the first program on North America's West Coast to receive UN accreditation for delivering UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation
  • Physical climate science


  • Climate adaptation consultant
  • Climate change researcher
  • Environmental technician
  • Renewable energy scientist

Sample courses

  • Climate Change - EOS/GEOG 130
  • The Ocean-Climate System - EOS 261
  • Climate and Society - EOS 365
  • Introduction to Maps and GIS - GEOG 222
  • Water Resources Management - GEOG 371
  • Climate Solutions - GEOG 489


Apply to the Faculty of Science (Undeclared) or the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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