UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021

 
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021

VICTORIA, CANADA
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, UVic Elder-in-Residence Dr. Skip Dick, Brianna Marie Bear (Songhees)
offers guests at a UVic ceremony a welcome to the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking people.
3 | UVIC
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen-speaking               THE UVIC EDGE                       2
peoples on whose traditional territory the University of
Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ
peoples whose historical relationships with the land             STUDENT PROFILE: LISA SCHNITZLER    4
continue to this day.
                                                                 EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT           6

   “NEW’EWS SN ɁEYɁ                                              DYNAMIC LEARNING                    8

    ŠWELEQWƏNS”                                                  CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION             10
        (Bring in your good feelings)
                                                                 VITAL IMPACT                       12
UVic is committed to creating better opportunities for
Indigenous students, building and improving respectful
partnerships with Indigenous communities and encouraging         STUDENT PROFILE: AUSTIN SAWYER     14
everyone to be part of a shared vision for the future as
part of our response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation
Commission.                                                      STUDENT LIFE                       16

The Lekwungen Elders of this territory share with us teachings
of “New’ews sn ɁeyɁ šweleqwǝns” (bring in your good              RESIDENCE                          18
feelings) and “Nǝcǝ māt gwens čey’i” (work together).
We invite you to reflect on these teachings as you explore       WHAT DO YOU WANT TO STUDY?         20
the next step of your educational journey.

                                                                 FIND YOUR PROGRAM                  22

                                                                 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS             36

                                                                 SUCCESS AFTER GRADUATION           41

                                                                 TUITION AND FEES                   42

                                                                 SCHOLARSHIPS                       43

                                                                 HOW TO APPLY                       44

                                                                                               UVIC | 1
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
Why UVic?
             It’s three things.

25 || UVIC
      UVIC
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
EXTRAORDINARY
                  ENVIRONMENT
                 On the tip of an island on the edge of a continent,
                 you’ll be inspired to discover, create and innovate.

                           DYNAMIC
                           LEARNING
                Great teaching, hands-on learning and international
                        opportunities will drive your success.

           OPPORTUNITIES TO
          MAKE A VITAL IMPACT
          Join a community of innovative and socially responsibile thinkers,
               and make a difference to people, places and the planet.

This combination is your Edge, and you’ll find it only at UVic.

                                                                               UVIC | 3
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
“UVic has a progressive student body that is passionate
        about human rights and the environment. The class
        sizes are great and the campus is in the absolute
        perfect location.”
           Lisa Schnitzler | West Kelowna, Canada
           English and Indigenous Studies, 2019
           Métis Nation BC

4 | UVIC
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT
“I chose UVic because of its location. Vancouver Island
  is such a beautiful place to live and the campus is
  the perfect size. Also, there are a lot of phenomenal
  Indigenous scholars at UVic. The First Peoples House
  has helped me connect with like-minded individuals,
  and everyone there has supported my academic and
  personal journey.”

DYNAMIC LEARNING
“As a participant in the UVic Co-op program, I spent
  last semester in Melbourne, Australia working for the
  Indigenous Policy and Impact Team at Royal Melbourne
  Institute of Technology. I helped facilitate the university’s
  reconciliation journey and contributed to policy and
  proposal writing. I got to meet so many lovely people
  along the way who are now lifelong friends.”

VITAL IMPACT
“My first year, I was so happy to join UVic’s Me to WE
  chapter, continuing my passion for positive change
  and leading to engagement with other campus
  organizations. During my time as a residence Community
  Leader, I made a positive impact on the lives of first-
  year students. Later, I successfully petitioned to rename
  the Trutch residence, named after a colonizer whose
  racist attitudes marginalized Indigenous peoples. It is so
  important to make an impact, and it is much easier when
  we work together to see these changes through.”

                                                                  UVIC | 5
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
BE MORE INSPIRED HERE

   CARSA ATHLETIC              MOVIE              THE         STUDENT                           10-MIN WALK
      FACILITY                THEATRE            QUAD         HOUSING                            TO BEACH

                                        FIRST
                                       PEOPLES                           10-MIN WALK
                                        HOUSE       LIBRARY             ACROSS CAMPUS

                                                                                             200 ACRES OF PUBLIC
                                                                                             GREENSPACE & TRAILS

                          Vancouver     Canada

             Victoria                    USA
                             Seattle                                       15-MIN BUS RIDE
                                                                             DOWNTOWN

                        Portland

69 || UVIC
      UVIC
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT

IMAGINE LIVING AND LEARNING ON A PARK-
LIKE CAMPUS ON THE TIP OF AN ISLAND.
Where you are welcomed into a community of
students and professors from around the world.

Where you are encouraged to ask big questions,
and your conversations open up fresh perspectives.

Where your academics connect you to future careers.

Where a vibrant city offers fun and discovery right
at your doorstep.

Where opportunities to explore and grow are endless.

Where can you find this place? Only at UVic.                 CONSISTENTLY RANKED IN THE

              SUNNIEST MAJOR CITY
   SUNNIEST MAJOR CITY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
                    IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
                                                                    TOP 3
                                                             CANADIAN COMPREHENSIVE*

    22        °C AVERAGE
                                    8  °C
                         HIGH               AVERAGE HIGH           UNIVERSITIES
                   SUMMER                      WINTER
                  TEMPERATURE               TEMPERATURE               (Maclean’s University Rankings)

                                                                * A university having a significant amount
                                                            of research activity and a wide range of programs
                                                                at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
GET TO KNOW VICTORIA
VV 50%less rainfall than nearby Vancouver
   and 25% less rainfall than nearby Seattle
VV “A
      thriving culture full of incredible food, beautiful
    landscapes and a booming music scene” (Rolling Stone)
VV Situatedon Vancouver Island (about the same
   size as Hawaii or Belgium)
VV 20km of oceanside walkways and over 775 km
   of bike trails and stunning natural beauty
VV Big-city   amenities; friendly small-town feel

VV Population    367,000

                                                                                                        UVIC | 7
UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK 2020-2021
CO-OP
   PLACEMENTS
   79.6% BRITISH COLUMBIA
   12.8% REST OF CANADA
   7.6% INTERNATIONAL

10
 811| UVIC
      | UVIC
DYNAMIC LEARNING

IMMERSE
YOURSELF
HERE
At UVic, learning happens everywhere. Beyond the
lecture halls, you’ll have opportunities to deepen your
understanding of real-world issues, and develop skills
that will give you an edge in your future careers.
Maybe you’ll work in a lab with world-renowned researchers.

Perhaps you’ll refine your theatrical skills in front of
a live audience.

You’ll probably leave campus altogether and test-drive
careers in our co-op program.

No matter what you want your future to look like,
UVic’s hands-on learning opportunities will help you
get there faster.

       GO ON AN EXCHANGE
          150+ PARTNER UNIVERSITIES
               IN 42 COUNTRIES
              WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

                                                                     UVIC| |12
                                                                    UVIC     9
75%
 OF UVIC CO-OP STUDENTS
   RECEIVE A JOB OFFER
     BY GRADUATION

10
 10
 13| |UVIC
      | UVIC
        UVIC
DYNAMIC LEARNING

DISCOVER
YOUR CAREER
WITH CO-OP
What if you could take what you love learning in class
and try it out in the workplace before you graduate?
At UVic, co-operative education—also known as co-op—
helps you make sure your dream job is a good fit and you
gain real-world experience while you’re still a student.

SAMPLE UVIC CO-OP SCHEDULE
Alternate terms in school with terms in a job related          OVER 1,350 EMPLOYERS
to your program. Start planning your co-op adventure             FROM AROUND THE
at uvic.ca/coopandcareer.                                         WORLD HIRE UVIC
            SEP-DEC           JAN-APR          MAY-AUG          STUDENTS INCLUDING:
                                                                    Tesla, Google, Facebook,
YEAR 1       STUDY             STUDY          FREE SUMMER
                                                               Fairmont Empress Hotel, BC Transit,
YEAR 2       STUDY             STUDY
                                             WORK 4 MONTHS         and the BC Cancer Agency
                                              EARN ≈ $11,500
                           WORK 4 MONTHS
YEAR 3       STUDY
                            EARN ≈ $11,500
                                                 STUDY

         WORK 4 MONTHS                       WORK 4 MONTHS
YEAR 4    EARN ≈ $11,500
                               STUDY
                                              EARN ≈ $11,500

YEAR 5   STUDY/GRADUATE

Graduate with up to 16 months of work experience
and earn up to $46,000 (on average) over the course
of your degree.

We support you every step of the way as you explore
your career options. You’ll even receive training on
how to apply for jobs and succeed in the workplace.
Learn more at uvic.ca/coopandcareer.

                                                                                           UVIC | 11
                                                                                                  14
MAKE A
            DIFFERENCE
            FROM HERE
            From your first week on campus, you’ll find plenty
            of opportunities to make a difference to people,
            places and the planet. Making a vital impact will
            look different to everyone.

            For some it means volunteering in the neighbourhood.
            For others it means making change abroad.

            Whether you seek humanitarian or technological
            solutions, a better society or new knowledge,
            you’ll find a spectrum of opportunities at UVic.

                                300+
               TECHNOLOGIES DELIVERED LAST YEAR
               BY UVIC’S CANASSIST TO HELP PEOPLE
                         WITH DISABILITIES

              1,065                         169
              INVENTIONS           START-UP COMPANIES

12 | UVIC
VITAL IMPAC T

INVENTING THE WORLD’S FIRST
ECO-FRIENDLY GLOW STICK
A recent graduate of Microbiology and Environmental
Studies, Paige Whitehead developed the world’s first
non-toxic, compostable glow stick—the Nyoka Light
Wand. This protein-based light source is powered with
bioluminescence, composts quickly and improves the
soil microbiome where it lands. lightbynyoka.com

ADVANCING GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Gold-mining practices in the developing world
introduce massive amounts of mercury into global
air and water systems. Through their undergraduate
research, Civil Engineering students Dheeraj
Alamchandani and Keri Graumann developed
a solution to this environmental issue that blends
technological, social justice and policy approaches.

CREATING AWARENESS OF GENDER-BASED
VIOLENCE
Gender Studies and Indigenous Studies student Sage
Lacerte is the National Youth Ambassador of the Moose
Hide Campaign, an organization that works to end
violence against women and children by encouraging
men and boys to take part in conversations surrounding
gender-based violence. Sage travels across Canada
spreading the Moose Hide Campaign pin and vision
through storytelling. moosehidecampaign.ca

                                                          UVIC | 13
                                                                 16
“I want to make medical devices and products
         that truly make a difference in people’s lives.
         UVic has given me the fundamental engineering
         skills to accomplish this.”
         Austin Sawyer | Victoria, Canada
         Biomedical Engineering
         Schulich Leader Scholarship Winner

Austin's t-shirt is signed by the
students he mentored at the
2019 Canada-Wide Science Fair.

14 | UVIC
EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT
“Most people think that working with a professor only
  happens in graduate school. At UVic, this is different.
  There are so many opportunities to collaborate or even
  just drop by and talk to your teachers. They love letting
  students into their labs, explaining their research, and
  helping to expand students’ understanding of topics.”

DYNAMIC LEARNING
“On my co-op in Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences
  Centre Medventions Program, I invented two novel
  prostate cancer/bone-health medical device proofs
  of concept. This involved over 100 hours shadowing
  surgeries and clinics; leading meetings with medical
  experts, scientists and engineers; and submitting
  invention-disclosure documents. I was trained on every
  aspect I would need to invent a medical device and
  create my own company from it.”

VITAL IMPACT
“As a production-assembly volunteer with the Victoria
  Hand Project, I helped assemble low-cost 3D-printed
  prosthetics for amputees in developing countries.
  This involved putting arms together and fixing parts
  on the hands.”

                                                              UVIC | 15
                                                                     18
STUDENT LIFE

16
19 ||| UVIC
16     UVIC
       UVIC
UVIC | 17
                                      20
VV Photo by happydesigns.com
ROOM
                                     FOR YOU
                                     More than just a place to live, UVic residences offer you
                                     a wide variety of events and activities throughout the
                                     year to support your growth as a person and a student.

                                     ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR OUR FIRST-YEAR
                                     RESIDENCE GUARANTEE?
             Single-occupancy room
                                     If you're graduating from high school in 2020, you’re
                                     eligible for the first-year residence guarantee. If not,
                                     you can apply for the undergraduate residence lottery.
                                     Learn more about UVic’s first-year residence guarantee
                                     at uvic.ca/residence.

                                     LIVE WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
                                     You have the option to live with students
                                     who share your interests or area of study.
                                     VV Arts   Collective         VV Health
                                                                        and Wellness
                                     VV Business   Community        Community
                                                                  VV Humanities    Community
                                     VV Engineering
                                       Community                  VV Indigenous    Community
            Double-occupancy room
                                     VV Francophone              VV Leadership
                                                                            and Civic
                                       Community                    Engagement Community
                                     VV Global
                                           Citizenship            VV Science   Community
                                       Community                  VV Sustainability   Community

18
21 | UVIC
VITAL IMPAC T

WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR RESIDENCE?
The residence application opens on February 15 for
students starting at UVic in September. You can apply for
residence before you’ve received your admission decision.
The deadline to apply for residence and receive your
first-year guarantee is June 30. If you’re not a current
high school student, the deadline for the undergraduate
residence lottery is May 15.

IS A MEAL PLAN INCLUDED?
A meal plan is an allotment of money that you can
use to purchase food and beverages in University Food
Services dining outlets. When you move into a dormitory
bedroom (excluding apartments and Cluster rooms),
you will automatically receive a meal plan. Details at
uvic.ca/food. If you’re living in apartments or Cluster
rooms, you can purchase a meal plan at any time.
Learn more at uvic.ca/residence.

WHAT DOES RESIDENCE COST?
Single-occupancy room (Standard meal plan)                              $11,034

Double-occupancy room (Standard meal plan)                              $9,678

Cluster room (Meal plan not included)                                   $6,686

(On-campus residence rates based on September to April 2019-20 rates.
Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars.)

                                                                                   UVIC | 19
                                                                                          22
WHAT DO YOU
            WANT TO STUDY?
            Use the program descriptions on pages 22 to 35 and the admission requirements on pages 36 to
            40 to choose a program that suits your interests and academic strengths. If you don’t know what
            program you want to study, don’t worry! On your application, apply as “undecided” to the Faculty
            of Humanities, Faculty of Science or Faculty of Social Sciences.

            BUSINESS, ECONOMICS                           ENGINEERING, MATH AND                        ENVIRONMENT AND
            AND LAW                                       TECHNOLOGY                                   SUSTAINABILITY
            Applied Ethics  p. 22                         Biology and Mathematics and                  Anthropology  p. 22
            Business  p. 23                                  Statistics  p. 23                         Astronomy  p. 22
            Commerce  p. 24                               Biomedical Engineering  p. 23                Biochemistry  p. 22
            Economics  p. 26                              Civil Engineering  p. 24                     Biochemistry and Chemistry  p. 23
            Financial Mathematics and Economics  p. 27    Computer Engineering  p. 25                  Biology  p. 23
            Global Development Studies  p. 28             Computer Science  p. 25                      Biology and Mathematics and
            Law p. 30                                     Computer Science and Health Information         Statistics  p. 23
            Professional Communication  p. 33                Science  p. 25                            Biology and Ocean Sciences  p. 23
            Professional Writing in Journalism and        Computer Science and Mathematics  p. 25      Biology and Psychology  p. 23
               Publishing  p. 33                          Computer Science and Statistics  p. 25       Chemistry and Ocean Sciences  p. 24
            Public Administration  p. 33                  Computer Systems  p. 25                      Coastal Studies  p. 24
                                                          Digital and Interactive Media in the         Earth Sciences  p. 26
            EDUCATION AND FAMILY                             Arts  p. 25                               Environmental Studies  p. 26
                                                          Electrical Engineering  p. 26                Geographic Information Technology  p. 27
            Child and Youth Care  p. 24
                                                          Electrical Systems  p. 26                    Geography  p. 27
            Education  p. 26
                                                          Financial Mathematics and Economics  p. 27   Geography and Computer Science
            Health and Community Services  p. 28
                                                          Geographic Information Technology  p. 27        (Geomatics)  p. 27
            Health and Society  p. 28
                                                          Geography and Computer Science               Human Dimensions of Climate
            Health Information Science  p. 28
                                                             (Geomatics)  p. 27                           Change  p. 29
            Recreation and Health Education  p. 33
                                                          Health Information Science  p. 28            Microbiology  p. 30
            Social Work  p. 34
                                                          Mathematics  p. 30                           Microbiology and Chemistry  p. 31
            Teacher Education: Elementary
                                                          Mathematics and Statistics  p. 30            Ocean Sciences  p. 31
              Curriculum  p. 35
                                                          Mechanical Engineering  p. 30                Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean
            Teacher Education: Post-degree Professional
              Program (secondary or elementary            Mechanical Systems  p. 30                       Sciences  p. 32
              curriculum) p. 35                           Music and Computer Science  p. 31            Physics and Astronomy  p. 32
                                                          Psychology and Computer Science  p. 33       Physics and Biochemistry  p. 32
                                                          Software Development  p. 34                  Physics and Earth Sciences
                                                          Software Engineering  p. 34                     (Geophysics)  p. 32
                                                          Statistics  p. 35                            Physics and Ocean Sciences (Ocean-
                                                          Technology and Society  p. 35                   Atmosphere Sciences)  p. 33
                                                          Visual Arts and Computer Science  p. 35

20 | UVIC
FINE ARTS AND DIGITAL MEDIA                 INDIGENOUS FOCUS                               PEOPLE AND SOCIETY
Art History and Visual Studies  p. 22       Child and Youth Care  p. 24                    Anthropology  p. 22
Arts of Canada  p. 22                       Education  p. 26                               Applied Ethics  p. 22
Creative Writing  p. 25                     Health and Community Services  p. 28           Child and Youth Care  p. 24
Digital and Interactive Media in the        Indigenous Studies  p. 29                      Gender Studies  p. 27
   Arts  p. 25                              Law  p. 30                                     Global Development Studies  p. 28
Film Studies  p. 27                         Linguistics  p. 30                             Health and Community Services  p. 28
Museum Studies  p. 31                       Social Work  p. 34                             Health and Society  p. 28
Music  p. 31                                                                               Indigenous Studies  p. 29
Music and Computer Science  p. 31           LANGUAGES AND                                  Philosophy  p. 31
Professional Communication  p. 33           GLOBAL CULTURES                                Political Science  p. 33
Professional Writing in Journalism and      Anthropology  p. 22                            Psychology  p. 33
   Publishing  p. 33                                                                       Psychology and Computer Science  p. 33
                                            Applied Linguistics  p. 22
Technology and Society  p. 35                                                              Public Administration  p. 33
                                            Arts of Canada  p. 22
Theatre  p. 35                                                                             Social Justice Studies  p. 34
                                            Chinese Studies  p. 24
Visual Arts  p. 35                                                                         Social Work  p. 34
                                            English  p. 26
Visual Arts and Computer Science  p. 35                                                    Sociology  p. 34
                                            English and French Canadian
Writing  p. 35                                 Literature  p. 26                           Technology and Society  p. 35
                                            European Studies  p. 27
HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES                    French  p. 27                                  PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Anthropology  p. 22                         Geography  p. 27                               Astronomy  p. 22
Applied Linguistics  p. 22                  Germanic Studies  p. 28                        Biochemistry  p. 22
Biochemistry  p. 22                         Global Development Studies  p. 28              Biochemistry and Chemistry  p. 23
Biochemistry and Chemistry  p. 23           Greek and Latin Language and                   Chemistry  p. 23
Biology  p. 23                                 Literature  p. 28                           Chemistry and Earth Sciences  p. 23
Biology and Mathematics and                 Greek and Roman Studies  p. 28                 Chemistry and Mathematics  p. 24
   Statistics  p. 23                        Hispanic and Italian Studies  p. 29            Chemistry and Ocean Sciences  p. 24
Biology and Psychology  p. 23               History  p. 29                                 Chemistry for the Medical Sciences  p. 24
Biomedical Engineering  p. 23               Indigenous Studies  p. 29                      Geography  p. 27
Chemistry for the Medical Sciences  p. 24   Japanese Studies  p. 29                        Microbiology and Chemistry  p. 31
Computer Science and Health Information     Latin American Interdisciplinary               Physics  p. 32
   Science  p. 25                              Studies  p. 29                              Physics and Astronomy  p. 32
Health and Community Services  p. 28        Latin American Literary and Cultural           Physics and Biochemistry  p. 32
Health and Society  p. 28                      Studies  p. 29
                                                                                           Physics and Computer Science  p. 32
Health Information Science  p. 28           Linguistics  p. 30
                                                                                           Physics and Earth Sciences
Kinesiology  p. 29                          Medieval Studies  p. 30                           (Geophysics)  p. 32
Microbiology  p. 30                         Pacific and Asian Studies  p. 31               Physics and Mathematics  p. 32
Microbiology and Chemistry  p. 31           Philosophy  p. 31                              Physics and Ocean Sciences
Nursing  p. 31                              Religion, Culture and Society  p. 34              (Ocean-Atmosphere Sciences)  p. 33
Physics and Biochemistry  p. 32             Slavic Studies (Russian and Ukranian)  p. 34
Psychology  p. 33                           Southeast Asian Studies  p. 34
Psychology and Computer Science  p. 33
Recreation and Health Education  p. 33

NOT SURE WHICH PROGRAM TO STUDY?
It’s common for students to spend their first year on campus exploring options across faculties
before finding exactly where they fit. If you don’t know what program you want to study, apply as
“undecided” to the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science or Faculty of Social Sciences.

                                                                                                                                       UVIC | 21
FIND YOUR PROGRAM
            If you are interested in a minor program, apply to the faculty of your choice then
            declare the minor after one year of full-time study.

            ANTHROPOLOGY (BA AND BSc)                                                   history of artistic materials and techniques while learning about
                                                                                         museum studies, the history of video games, daring cases of art
            Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences then declare after one year
                                                                                         forgery, horror cinema and so much more.
            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                         Careers archivist, art appraiser, arts and culture coordinator,
            Anthropology explores the diversity of human lifeways, past and              communications and marketing professional, curator, exhibit
            present. Study how cultural contexts shape who we are, our                   designer, gallery/interpretive assistant/administrator, heritage
            long-term human histories and our evolutionary relationships. Our            consultant, museum educator, specialist librarian
            holistic discipline draws on humanist and scientific perspectives            Related programs Anthropology; English; Film Studies; Greek and
            of sociocultural anthropology, archaeology and biological                    Roman Studies; History; Medieval Studies; Museum Studies; Pacific
            anthropology.                                                                and Asian Studies; Religion, Culture and Society; Visual Arts
            Careers archaeologist, curator/cultural interpreter, faunal analyst,
            Indigenous research consultant                                               ARTS OF CANADA (MINOR)
            Areas of focus Evolution and Ecology; Inequality, Culture and
                                                                                         Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            Health; Space, Place, Knowledge and Power; Visual Anthropology
            and Materiality                                                              With a combination of courses across different disciplines, you will
                                                                                         get a broad understanding of the diversity of the arts of Canada and
            APPLIED ETHICS(MINOR)                                                       its peoples.
            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.                   Careers archivist, arts and culture coordinator, curator
                                                                                         Related programs Art History and Visual Studies, English, French,
            This interdisciplinary program promotes critical thinking about              History, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing
            complex topics in contemporary society. You will gain the practical
            and theoretical resources necessary to deal with the wide range              ASTRONOMY (BSc)
            of ethical challenges that you’ll encounter in your personal and
            professional lives. With many courses from various departments to            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                                         full-time study. Co-op optional.
            choose from, you can focus on areas that complement your major
            program of study.                                                            Astronomy and physics allow us to understand the world from
            Careers communications coordinator, human resources                          subatomic to cosmological scales. During the program, you can
            coordinator, labour relations officer, legal professional, policy analyst,   engage in research while working with internationally recognized
            risk analyst                                                                 faculty. You will discover the science that allows us to see the sky in
            Related programs Business, Philosophy, Political Science                     a new way, while developing a valuable range of critical problem-
                                                                                         solving skills.
            APPLIED LINGUISTICS (BA)                                                     Careers aerospace professional, data analyst, environmental
                                                                                         scientist, information technologist, medical and health-science
            Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year of
                                                                                         professional
            full-time study. Practicum required.
                                                                                         Related programs Physics, Physics and Astronomy
            This program provides you with a balanced theoretical and practical
            education. Working closely with distinguished faculty, you receive           BIOCHEMISTRY (BSc)
            a strong grounding in theories and issues of additional-language
            teaching and learning. The program is accredited by TESL Canada,             Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                                         full-time study. Co-op optional.
            and completion of the BA qualifies students for a Level 2 (interim)
            teaching certificate.                                                        Learn about cutting-edge topics such as proteomics, genomics, gene
            Careers audiologist, curriculum planner, ESL teacher, linguistic             expression and development, metabolic diseases, and bioinformatics.
            annotator, literacy facilitator, speech language pathologist, translator     You have the opportunity to become proficient in technical skills
            and interpreter                                                              through highly rated laboratory techniques courses, a successful
            Related program Linguistics                                                  cooperative education program and courses that allow you to
                                                                                         conduct experimental research under the guidance of a department
            ART HISTORY AND VISUAL STUDIES(BA)                                          member.
            Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts for first-year entry. Co-op optional.      Careers biotech product developer, medical professional,
                                                                                         pharmacist, veterinarian
            Understanding visual communication and art helps us unravel                  Related program Microbiology
            history, expand our perspectives and inform our future. In this
            program, you’ll discover visual traditions of world cultures and the

22 | UVIC
BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY – CHEMISTRY AND EARTH SCIENCES

BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY(BSc)                                           Careers child care worker, disability services worker, medical health
                                                                           professional, neuroscientist, nurse, policy researcher, psychologist/
Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                           counsellor/therapist, victims advocate
full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                           Related programs Psychology, Psychology and Computer Science
Study chemical phenomena and biochemical processes in tandem
to discover what makes the living world tick at the molecular              BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (BEng)
level. You will learn about and experience exciting chemistry and
                                                                           Apply to the Faculty of Engineering then declare after one year
biochemistry fundamentals through to leading-edge scientific
                                                                           of full-time study. Co-op required.
discoveries. Interested in research? If so, there are many opportunities
to pursue real research with professors from second year onwards.          Biomedical engineers use their training to analyze problems in
Careers biochemist, chemist, food quality analyst, pharmaceutical          medicine and biology and to design technologies that provide
researcher, toxicologist                                                   an overall enhancement of health care and medicine. These
Related programs Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology                     technologies include biomechanics, medical implants and
                                                                           rehabilitation engineering. Biomedical engineers possess a firm
BIOLOGY (BSc)                                                             foundation in engineering, a working knowledge of human biology
                                                                           and an understanding of medicine and clinical practice.
Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                           Careers biomedical product designer, cell culture and assay tool
full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                           developer, medical imaging engineer
Explore life at all levels of organization, from the gene to the           Areas of focus Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
ecosystem. Understand the key fields of biology, including cell
biology, ecology, evolution, genetics and physiology, and design           BUSINESS  (MINOR)
your own program of study. Develop strong practical skills through
                                                                           Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
field and laboratory work and in research projects.
Careers bioengineering professional, biologist, environmental              Develop fundamental business knowledge and skills to complement
scientist, fisheries biologist, medical professional, wildlife biologist   your degree. Learn how to make a positive impact through
Areas of focus Forest Biology, Marine Biology and Neurobiology             commerce and gain valuable perspective towards our economic
                                                                           and social environment (regardless of your major). Completed
BIOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (BSc)                              courses can be applied towards our Master in Management degree.
                                                                           Careers policy analyst, project manager, social media specialist,
Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of full-
                                                                           technical writer
time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                           Related program Commerce
As a student with an interest in biology and a talent for mathematics
or statistics, this combined program will prepare you for the highly       CHEMISTRY (BSc)
significant research areas of mathematical biology or biostatistics, or
                                                                           Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
prepare you to be a better biologist with more powerful theoretical
                                                                           full-time study. Co-op optional.
and analytic tools at your disposal.
Careers bioinformatician, biostatistician, computational biologist         You will examine the “stuff” of the world around us—whether it’s
                                                                           paint, plastics, perfume, pills or pizza, the materials of modern life
BIOLOGY AND OCEAN SCIENCES(BSc)                                           are chemicals. Learn about and experience exciting chemistry
                                                                           fundamentals and leading-edge scientific discoveries. Interested in
Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                           research? If so, there are many opportunities to pursue real research
full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                           from second year onwards.
Discover the complex interactions among geologic, oceanic                  Careers agricultural chemist, environmental scientist, food scientist,
and atmospheric processes. Understand the influence of these               ocean scientist, research and development scientist, toxicologist
processes on land- and sea-based organisms and ecosystems.                 Related program Chemistry for the Medical Sciences
Build upon biological, chemical and physical knowledge to gain a
comprehensive understanding of our Earth and the life it sustains.         CHEMISTRY AND EARTH SCIENCES (BSc)
Be challenged by field schools and marine laboratories.
                                                                           Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
Careers environmental scientist, environmental regulation
                                                                           full-time study. Co-op optional.
enforcement officer, marine scientist
                                                                           Explore the field of geochemistry and chemical oceanography. Learn
BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY(BSc)                                               how chemistry plays a vital role in all Earth systems. Investigate
Apply to the Faculty of Science or Social Sciences then declare after      the nature of chemical elements in rocks, minerals, soils and water,
one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.                               learning about their distribution and movement and the role human
                                                                           activities play in these. Hands-on learning happens in lab exercises,
Investigate the interconnections between psychology and                    field trips/schools and research experiences.
neurobiology. Study the human mind and the brains of humans and            Careers environmental scientist, geochemist laboratory instructor,
other animals in courses on neuronal function, neuroanatomy and            laboratory technician, research and development scientist
behaviour. Explore the biological basis of behaviour at the molecular
to neural-system levels. Develop practical skills through hands-on
laboratory work and research projects.

                                                                                                                                                    UVIC | 23
CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS – COMMERCE

            CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS(BSc)                                           CHINESE STUDIES (MINOR)
            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                      China’s 5,000 years of history and resurgent economic and political
            This program will use the tools of advanced mathematics to enhance        power play an increasingly important role on the world stage and in
            your understanding of chemistry. You will explore all areas of            Canada’s future. Develop language skills, learn how to analyze films
            chemistry while developing strong core skills in mathematics and          and literature, and even have the opportunity to study in China or
            statistics. For example, you will investigate quantum chemistry and       Taiwan.
            calculus to learn about atomic and molecular behaviours.                  Careers cultural programs coordinator, fund developer, human
            Careers environmental scientist, mathematician, research and              resources coordinator, immigration officer, international project
            development scientist, statistician                                       coordinator, policy analyst, trade officer, translator/interpreter
            Related programs Chemistry, Chemistry for Medical Sciences,               Related programs History, Linguistics, Pacific and Asian Studies
            Mathematics
                                                                                      CIVIL ENGINEERING (BEng)
            CHEMISTRY AND OCEAN SCIENCES(BSc)                                        Apply to the Faculty of Engineering then declare after one year
            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of            of full-time study. Co-op required.
            full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                      At UVic, civil engineering is a unique, modern and innovative
            Explore the inner workings of the marine environment through              program. It connects the different, traditional facets of civil
            chemistry. Develop a solid grounding in chemistry and use it to           engineering, such as structures, materials, transportation and water
            investigate chemical, biological, physical, and geological processes      resources, to a focus on solving environmental challenges. The civil
            in the ocean. Discover the interconnected nature of how the ocean         engineering program is also designed to provide you with expertise
            operates and how humans are altering it. Enjoy hands-on learning          in engineering solutions for remote and Indigenous communities.
            through small boat field trips, lab exercises, and individual research.   Careers construction manager, consulting engineer, environmental
            Careers chemical oceanographer, environmental consultant,                 engineer, structural designer
            geochemist, ocean data analyst, seagoing technician
            Related program Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences                       COASTAL STUDIES (MINOR)
                                                                                      Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            CHEMISTRY FOR THE MEDICAL SCIENCES(BSc)
                                                                                      This minor provides you with the skills to anticipate, mitigate
            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of
                                                                                      and manage societal and environmental change in coastal areas.
            full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                      Graduates will be able to influence policy, connect local needs to
            Do you have a strong interest in chemistry but plan to enter a            international circumstances, watersheds to coastal oceans, living
            professional program in the health sciences? If so, this program          resources to environments, human well-being to environmental
            is for you. You will gain a solid grounding in chemistry balanced         quality and economic prosperity to environmental sustainability.
            with courses from other disciplines. This is a good preparation for       Careers cartographer, emergency planner, environmental
            health-oriented professional programs such as medicine, dentistry,        assessment coordinator, Indigenous governance, GIS specialist,
            pharmacy, veterinary medicine and others.                                 land use planner, meteorologist, urban/regional planner
            Careers dentist, medical professional, pharmacist, veterinarian           Related programs Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental
            Related program Chemistry                                                 Studies, Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)

            CHILD AND YOUTH CARE(BCYC)                                               COMMERCE (BCom)
            Apply to the Faculty of Human and Social Development for first-year       Apply to the Gustavson School of Business for first-year entry.
            entry. Practicum required.                                                Co-op mandatory.
            Keen to make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth,           Gain in-demand business skills in this cohort-based, integrated
            families and communities? Discover diverse career opportunities           program that values sustainability and social responsibility. Develop
            as you develop practical skills, knowledge and self-awareness.            your global mindset through an exchange semester and gain
            Enjoy our learning community of collaboration, mutual respect and         relevant, paid work experience through a mandatory co-op program.
            accountability.                                                           Build your entrepreneurship toolkit to start your own business,
            Careers child and youth worker/counsellor, early childhood                become an expert in service design and delivery, or specialize in
            educator, family support worker, intake counsellor, mental health         international business.
            worker, school-based counsellor, substance use worker, residential        Careers brand manager, business development manager, chartered
            care worker, youth outreach worker                                        professional accountant (CPA), entrepreneur, environmental
            Related programs Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology            consultant, human resources manager, international sales and
            Areas of focus Child Protection, Early Years, Indigenous                  marketing manager, investment banking analyst
                                                                                      Related program Business
                                                                                      Areas of focus Entrepreneurship, International Business,
                                                                                      Service Management

24 | UVIC
COMPUTER ENGINEERING – DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA IN THE ARTS

COMPUTER ENGINEERING(BEng)                                                 Careers applied mathematician, research consultant, software
                                                                            developer
Apply to the Faculty of Engineering then declare after one year
of full-time study. Co-op required.                                         Related program Mathematics

Computer engineers focus their skills on computer systems,                  COMPUTER SCIENCE AND STATISTICS (BSc)
especially the interaction between the hardware and software
                                                                            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year
components of those systems. Computer engineers also have a
                                                                            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
strong background in software design and understand the interface
between different pieces of hardware and how computer systems               This is an interdisciplinary program in data science. It combines the
integrate into the larger picture.                                          analytical tools of statistics with data management and coding skills
Careers circuit designer, design validator, hardware engineer               from computer science. You will learn the skills necessary to analyze,
Areas of focus Communications, Computational Intelligence,                  design, code, problem-solve and think critically with data. You will
Computer Systems, Digital and Embedded Systems, Digital Signal              take big data and extract meaningful information to understand
Processing, Electrical Energy Systems, Electromagnetics and                 current behaviours and predict future trends.
Photonics, Electronics, Mechatronics, Network Security and Privacy          Careers business intelligence specialist, data analyst, statistician
                                                                            Related program Mathematics
COMPUTER SCIENCE(BSc)
Apply to the Faculty of Engineering for first-year entry. Co-op optional.   COMPUTER SYSTEMS (MINOR)
This program will give you a comprehensive understanding of                 Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
computational systems and software. Computer scientists use their           Gain an understanding of computational systems and software
problem-solving skills to work in finance, health care, film, music,        and learn about the interaction between hardware and software
gaming, aviation and almost every other industry. A computer                components of those systems. This minor is open to all students
science degree provides you with exceptional career opportunities.          except those in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.
Careers data administrator, programmer, system architect or
designer, security analyst, software engineer, web developer                CREATIVE WRITING (MINOR)
Related programs Computer Science and Health Information                    Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
Science, Computer Science and Mathematics, Computer Science
and Statistics, Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics), Music           Curious about how writing can positively impact almost any career
and Computer Science, Psychology and Computer Science, Physics              or creative path? Interested in expanding your post-graduation
and Computer Science, Visual Arts and Computer Science                      options? Why not combine a Creative Writing minor with your
Areas of focus Computer Communications and Networks, Software               degree? Storytelling is one of the most fundamental and ancient
Systems, Theory                                                             ways of making meaning out of our world, and your ability to
                                                                            communicate is critical to success in life and work.
COMPUTER SCIENCE                                                            Careers communications and marketing manager, creative writer
AND HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE (BSc)                                       (novelist, poet, screenwriter, playwright, nonfiction author), editor,
                                                                            filmmaker, journalist, multimedia producer, publicist, publisher, TV
Apply to the Faculty of Human and Social Development for first-year         writer and showrunner, video game writer
entry. Co-op required.
                                                                            Related programs Digital and Interactive Media in the Arts, English,
Health information science bridges the worlds of health care,               Film Studies, Professional Communication, Professional Writing in
management and technology. It includes developing and managing              Journalism and Publishing, Technology and Society, Theatre, Writing
the latest information technology applications securely and
effectively within health care organizations. Pursue the technical          DIGITAL AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
aspects of our health care systems and informatics issues. Your             IN THE ARTS  (MINOR)
studies will include the fundamentals of software engineering,
                                                                            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
operating systems, human-computer interaction, programming
languages and computer hardware.                                            From livestreaming to smart phones, digital media is a growing part
Careers application analyst, business analyst, chief information            of our lives. This program will enhance your visual literacy and help
officer, clinical informatics analyst, health system planner, health        you create artistic works using new interactive technologies. You'll
records analyst, project manager, system designer, technical                better understand the cultural impact of the digital, and explore new
application lead                                                            conceptual and creative possibilities.
Related program Health Information Science                                  Careers art director, communications and marketing professional,
                                                                            layout designer, designer (web/exhibit/graphic/gaming), editor,
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS(BSc)                                      journalist, photo/videographer, TV/film production coordinator
                                                                            Related programs Art History and Visual Studies, Film Studies,
Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year
                                                                            Professional Writing in Journalism and Publishing, Technology and
of full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                            Society, Visual Arts and Computer Science, Writing
You will develop fundamental skills in mathematics and computer
science then be able to specialize in one of the topics where the two
disciplines overlap. You will discover bridges between theory and
practice and learn skills to be successful in industry and academia.

                                                                                                                                                     UVIC | 25
EARTH SCIENCES – ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

            EARTH SCIENCES(BSc)                                                      ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (MINOR)
            Apply to the Faculty of Science then declare after one year of            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            fulltime study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                      Gain an understanding of electrical devices and systems and learn
            Are you drawn to understanding the Earth, the interactions between        about the applications of electricity in our modern world. This minor
            its component systems (solid earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere,              is open to all students except those in Computer Engineering or
            biosphere) and their evolving character? Learn about the processes        Electrical Engineering.
            that shape the Earth, the chemical and physical properties of rocks       Careers circuit designer, cyber security officer, systems designer,
            and minerals, the evolution of the oceans and atmosphere and the          wireless engineer
            history of environmental and biological change over geologic time.
            Careers environmental geoscientist, exploration geologist (oil and        ENGLISH (BA)
            gas, mineral and water resources), geological consultant, geologist
                                                                                      Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year of
            Related program Ocean Sciences                                            full-time study. Co-op optional.

            ECONOMICS (BA AND BSc)                                                   Choose from a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge courses
                                                                                      that consider literature from a variety of perspectives. Feed your
            Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences then declare after one year
                                                                                      imagination, challenge your intellect and enhance the pleasure
            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                                      of reading. Our courses, whether in literature or professional
            Economics is a way of thinking, analyzing society’s choices given         communication, develop your ability to write well and to analyze
            limited resources, using quantitative and analytic tools. These tools     texts effectively.
            are used to address a wide range of issues, e.g., markets, health,        Careers communications coordinator, curriculum planner, editor,
            environment, finance and public policy. We offer major and honours        librarian/archivist, policy writer, proposal writer, teacher, technical or
            BA or BSc programs, with the possibility of a business or finance         creative writer
            option, and a double major in Financial Mathematics and Economics.        Related programs Creative Writing, Professional Communication,
            Careers business consultant, competition policy analyst, economist,       Professional Writing in Journalism and Publishing
            environmental policy analyst, financial analyst, health policy analyst,
            labour relations specialist                                               ENGLISH AND FRENCH CANADIAN LITERATURE (BA)
            Related programs Business, Financial Mathematics and Economics            Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year
            Areas of focus Financial Economics, Business Economics                    of full-time study. Co-op optional.

            EDUCATION (MINOR)                                                        This program is composed of courses in English Canadian and
                                                                                      Quebecois literature and culture. Take introductory courses in the
            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.                first and second years, including courses on Canadian history and
            Thinking of being an educator but in an informal setting? This            Canadian arts, then focus on courses in Canadian literature and
            program focuses on the basic foundations of learning, teaching            culture from the English and French departments.
            and instructional design to meet the needs of informal educators          Careers cultural programs coordinator, foreign service officer,
            working in a wide range of settings.                                      immigration/intelligence officer, international project coordinator,
            Careers corporate trainer, museum or tour guide, park guide, social       policy analyst
            service worker, workshop instructor                                       Related programs English, French, History
            Related program Teacher Education: Elementary Curriculum
                                                                                      ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (BA AND BSc)
            ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING(BEng)                                             Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences then declare after one year
            Apply to the Faculty of Engineering then declare after one year           of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            of full-time study. Co-op required.
                                                                                      Environmental studies is about the relationship between social,
            Electrical engineers concentrate their work on electrical devices         cultural, economic, political and ecological systems. Examine how
            and systems. Electrical engineering has grown to match the wide           human activities affect the landscape, and develop integrated
            range of applications of electricity in our modern world. Almost          approaches to solving environmental problems. From engaging in
            every modern field has been influenced by electrical engineering—         community-based research to developing community action plans
            through the use, transmission, storage or generation of electricity—      or working on local ecological restoration projects, you will make an
            and career opportunities for electrical engineers are vast.               impact on real issues affecting local and international communities.
            Careers circuit designer, cyber security officer, systems designer,       Careers conservation specialist, environmental consultant, policy
            wireless engineer                                                         analyst, environmental journalist, park manager, restoration
            Areas of focus Communications, Computational Intelligence,                ecologist, sustainability consultant
            Computer Systems, Digital and Embedded Systems, Digital Signal            Related program Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean
            Processing, Electrical Energy Systems, Electromagnetics and               Sciences
            Photonics, Electronics, Mechatronics, Network Security and Privacy        Areas of focus Ethnoecology, Ecological Restoration, Political Ecology

26 | UVIC
EUROPEAN STUDIES – GEOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

EUROPEAN STUDIES(MINOR)                                                    GENDER STUDIES (BA)
Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.                  Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year
                                                                            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
This program immerses you in European politics and challenges
you to compare the Canadian and European systems, giving you                Learn about pressing local and global social-justice issues. Gender
a thorough understanding of Europe’s complex history, culture,              Studies courses encourage you to examine how gender, in relation
economics and fast-changing politics. This interdisciplinary program        to other categories of difference (race, class, sexuality, ability, age and
helps you develop an awareness of Europe through different fields           citizenship, etc.), shapes people’s lives, experiences, knowledge and
of expertise, scholarly approaches and methodologies.                       possibilities. You’ll acquire a unique perspective on the world and
Careers government/public administrator, international                      your place in it.
development coordinator, political aide, public policy analyst              Careers artist/filmmaker; communications officer; counsellor;
Related programs Art History and Visual Studies, French, Germanic           cultural programs coordinator; diversity officer; inclusion, anti-racism
Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Linguistics, Political Science,         and sexualized violence educator; public policy analyst; sexual
Slavic Studies                                                              health worker
                                                                            Related programs Global Development Studies, History,
FILM STUDIES(MINOR)                                                        Indigenous Studies, Sociology
Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                            GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MINOR)
Explore movies from a theoretical and international perspective
                                                                            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
with 25 faculty members across 8 departments. From vampires and
gender studies to action movies and queer cinema, studying film             The goal of the program is to provide students from disciplines
with a global focus can change the way you see the world. You can           outside Geography with knowledge on the theories and skills in
also go behind the scenes with classes in screenwriting, film scoring,      spatial sciences. Geographic information technology skills include
sound design and film production.                                           geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis,
Careers film critic, film director, film production, film writer, program   cartography, global positioning systems and surveying. This program
researcher, TV/film production coordinator                                  will prepare you to use spatial technologies to answer applied
Related programs Art History and Visual Studies, English, Germanic          research questions associated with people, the Earth and resource
Studies, Pacific and Asian Studies, Slavic Studies, Writing                 management.
                                                                            Careers cartographer, emergency planner, environmental
FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)                                  assessment coordinator, Indigenous governance, GIS specialist, land
                                                                            use planner, meteorologist, urban/regional planner
Apply to the Faculty of Science or Social Sciences then declare
                                                                            Related programs Anthropology, Biology, Earth Sciences,
after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.
                                                                            Economics, Geography, History, Ocean Sciences
This program provides you with a strong foundation in the
mathematical, quantitative and analytic skills that underlie advanced       GEOGRAPHY (BA AND BSc)
financial analysis. You will learn core economic principles and
                                                                            Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences then declare after one year
theories, and advanced mathematical and statistical skills. You will
                                                                            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
create mathematical models to predict economic behaviour.
Careers actuary, business consultant, competition policy analyst,           Study the relationships within and between human and natural
economic analyst, economist, environmental policy analyst, financial        systems with an emphasis on the spatial nature of these processes.
analyst, health policy analyst, labour relations specialist                 Our department emphasizes the integration of these components
Related program Economics                                                   by providing you with a strong theoretical foundation on people and
Areas of focus Business, Economics, Financial Economics                     environment interaction. Experiential learning forms a major part of
                                                                            our teaching through field studies, community engaged activities
FRENCH (BA)                                                                and our co-op program.
                                                                            Careers cartographer, emergency planner, environmental
Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year              assessment coordinator, Indigenous governance, GIS specialist,
of full-time study. Co-op optional.                                         land use planner, meteorologist, urban/regional planner
French is one of Canada’s official languages and is spoken by               Related programs Environmental Studies, Geography and
millions of people across five continents. At UVic, you’ll explore          Computer Science, Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean
everything from French cinema and literature, to technology-                Sciences
mediated language learning and translation. You will reach a high           Areas of focus Biophysical Geography, Environmental Geography,
level of written and spoken French, and live in a total immersion           Geomatics, Human Geography
environment from our departmental office to the classrooms.
Careers cultural programs coordinator, foreign-service officer,             GEOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
French teacher, immigration/intelligence officer, international             (GEOMATICS) (BSc)
project coordinator, translator/interpreter
                                                                            Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences then declare after one year
Related programs Education, English, English and French Canadian            of full-time study. Co-op optional.
Literature, European Studies, Linguistics, Spanish
                                                                            Combine geography and computer science in the field of geomatics.
                                                                            The joint degree will appeal to technical students interested in
                                                                            customizing geographic technology. You’ll study the science of map

                                                                                                                                                          UVIC | 27
GEOMATICS – HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE

            technology (GPS, satellite imagery, GIS, and Google Maps), gain            GREEK AND ROMAN STUDIES (BA)
            technical skills through experiential learning, and harness the power
                                                                                       Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year
            of maps to improve our world.
                                                                                       of full-time study. Co-op optional.
            Careers cartographer, environmental monitor, geographic
            information systems technologist, GIS mapping specialist, land             The civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome are foundations
            surveyor, spatial data manager                                             of the world we live in today. This program offers you a flexible
            Related programs Computer Science, Physical Geography and                  and multidisciplinary degree in languages, literature, history and
            Earth and Ocean Sciences                                                   archaeology, combined according to your interests. Learn how the
            Area of focus Geographic Information Technology                            languages and cultures of the classical world inform our own in
                                                                                       many, often surprising, ways.
            GEOMATICS SEE GEOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE                               Careers archivist, cultural programs coordinator, curator,
                                                                                       immigration/intelligence officer, international project coordinator,
                                                                                       librarian, museum coordinator
            GEOPHYSICS SEE PHYSICS AND EARTH SCIENCES
                                                                                       Related programs Anthropology, History, Greek and Latin
                                                                                       Language and Literature
            GERMANIC STUDIES(BA)
            Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year of          HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (BA)
            full-time study. Co-op optional.                                           Apply to the Faculty of Social Sciences (area undecided) then
            What do Friedrich Nietzsche, the Brothers Grimm and Nosferatu              transfer after one year of full-time study. Practicum required.
            have in common? They all have Germanic roots. Build language               You have a passion for making a difference to the health of society.
            proficiency, explore new cultures and worldviews and even study or         Our innovative, online program explores community-based
            work in a German-speaking country. You’ll explore topics including         approaches to health promotion, disease and injury prevention and
            German language, Germanic cultural studies, Holocaust education            the coordination of health and community services.
            and memorialization, and multimedia and film studies.                      Careers health administrator, health advocate, health educator,
            Careers cultural programs coordinator, curator, immigration/               health planner
            intelligence officer, international project coordinator, policy analyst,   Related programs Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Public
            trade officer, translator/interpreter                                      Administration
            Related programs History, Linguistics, Slavic Studies (Russian and         Areas of focus Ageing, Disability Studies, Global Health, Indigenous
            Ukranian)                                                                  Peoples’ Health

            GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES(MINOR)                                         HEALTH AND SOCIETY (MINOR)
            Declare after one year of full-time study. Co-op optional.                 Declare after one year of full-time study. Directed experiential
            This program focuses on the Global South (Asia-Pacific, Africa and         learning required.
            Latin America). You will develop an understanding of the history,          Health and wellness are key priorities whether you are young, old or
            theories and practices of global development and the skills needed         in between. Learn how communities and governments can create
            for development work. It focuses on four themes: human rights,             healthy environments and respond to the challenges of managing
            democracy and gender; environmental sustainability and public              health and health care systems. These social dimensions of health
            health; transnationalism, migration and mobility; and literature,          are among the most challenging and exciting aspects of health in
            culture and society.                                                       Canada today. This minor gives you a chance to explore a broad
            Careers international development, domestic or international               range of issues and their interdisciplinary connections.
            non-profit sector, international work for government or the business       Careers health administrator, health advocate, health educator,
            sector, humanitarian or refugee resettlement agencies                      health planner, research coordinator
            Related programs Gender Studies, Political Science, Social Justice
            Studies                                                                    HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE (BSc)
            GREEK AND LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE  (BA)                             Apply to the Faculty of Human and Social Development for first-year
                                                                                       entry. Co-op required.
            Apply to the Faculty of Humanities then declare after one year of
            full-time study. Co-op optional.                                           Health information science bridges the worlds of health care,
                                                                                       management and technology. It includes developing and managing
            Ancient Greek is the language of Homer, Sappho, Plato and the              the latest information technology applications securely and
            New Testament. Latin is the language of Julius Caesar, Vergil, Ovid        effectively within health care organizations. Specialize in applying
            and St. Augustine. The program offers reading-focused classes in           your people skills through your knowledge of systems. You’ll identify
            both languages at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.          information and data needed by health care professionals and how
            Whatever path you follow in later life, knowledge of the ancient           they are used in order to optimize health care and improve health
            languages will be, in the words of Thucydides, a ktêma es aeí—a            care decisions.
            possession for all time.                                                   Careers application analyst, business analyst, chief information
            Careers archivist, cultural programs coordinator, curator, human           officer, clinical informatics analyst, health system planner, health
            resources coordinator, immigration/intelligence officer, international     records analyst, program director, project manager, system designer,
            project coordinator, librarian, museum coordinator, policy analyst         technical application lead
            Related programs Anthropology, Greek and Roman Studies, History            Related program Computer Science and Health Information Science

28 | UVIC
You can also read