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Physics and Ocean-Atmosphere Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Use physics to investigate physical processes in the ocean, atmosphere and climate. Study the effects humans have on the environment.

Quick facts

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

Careers

  • Climate modeller
  • Data scientist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forecast meteorologist
  • Government policy advisor
  • Information technologist
  • Physical oceanographer

Sample courses

  • Oceans and Atmosphere - EOS 110
  • Atmospheric Sciences - EOS/PHYS 340
  • Physical Oceanography - EOS 431/PHYS 441
  • Fluid Mechanics - PHYS 426

Admission

Apply to the Faculty of Science (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.

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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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Program planning

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