General Information- Faculty Admissions
- Faculty Academic Regulations
+ Faculty Program Requirements
+ Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
+ Department of Biology
+ Department of Chemistry
+ School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
+ Department of Mathematics and Statistics
+ Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Faculty of Science comprises the departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
Each department in the Faculty offers programs of varying levels of specialization in one or more disciplines leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc):
The disciplines in the Faculty and the programs leading to the BSc are shown in the table below. Several of the disciplines may be taken in combination with each other. Details of the combinations offered are presented under the entries for the individual departments.
Students can also combine a program in the Faculty of Science with a program offered in another faculty (see Interfaculty Program).
The Faculty of Science does not offer a Bachelor of Arts degree. However, students may combine a Science program with a non-Science program in an Interfaculty BA. This interfaculty BA degree is awarded by the non-Science faculty.
In most cases, it is possible for students to choose their courses for the first two years so that they can postpone to the end of second year their choice of the program they wish to follow.
Students who have been admitted to or plan to enter the Faculty of Science can seek academic advice or information about the programs in the Faculty from the Academic Advising Centre, A203, University Centre.
Each academic department has advisers generally available throughout the year who can give advice about the courses and programs offered by their department.
Students who are not in attendance at the University when they want advice from a department should contact the Chair of the department for an appointment before coming to the campus.
Students planning to transfer to another faculty or university from the UVic Faculty of Science should consult with advisers in the other faculty or university before they make their choice of courses in the Faculty of Science.
Students planning to enter the Faculty of Education from the Faculty of Science should seek advice from the Education Advising Centre.
Students planning to transfer to the Faculty of Engineering to complete a degree in Computer Science should seek advice from the department of Computer Science.
All students continuing in the Faculty of Science must file a Record of Degree Program with the Academic Advising Centre. Please see Declaring a Program for details.
Generally, courses offered in the Faculty of Science are open to students in other faculties who have satisfied any prerequisite courses. However, some courses or sections are open only to students in the Faculty of Science or to students in specific programs. Restrictions on enrolment are included under individual course descriptions.
Students in other faculties who propose to take courses offered in the Faculty of Science are responsible for determining if the courses can be used for credit in their degree program.
A science course is any one of the following:
Admission to UVic and the Faculty of Science is not a guarantee of placement in particular programs or courses. Departments may limit enrolment for a variety of reasons, and admission requirements may be raised.
Students are referred to the section Course Selection Responsibility.
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