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Ocean Sciences

Do you have a passion for the oceans and their future? Study oceanography with this minor. Learn research methods and use them to study the waters of Saanich Inlet. Get an up-close look at all the processes and interactions that take place in our ocean systems.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Marine researcher
  • Oceanographer

Sample courses

  • Oceans and Atmosphere - EOS 110
  • Biological Oceanography - EOS 311
  • Chemical Oceanography - EOS 312
  • Geological Oceanography - EOS 313
  • Physical Oceanography - EOS 314


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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