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Coastal Studies

Want to explore the connections between society and the environment? Add this minor to your degree. Learn how to monitor and manage coastal areas. Connect local needs with global circumstances. Study the link between human well-being and the environment.

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Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
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Areas of focus

  • Biophysical geography
  • Environmental geography
  • Geomatics
  • Human geography


  • Community and urban planner
  • Environmental consultant
  • International development worker
  • Marine conservationist
  • Resource manager


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

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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