General Information- Faculty Academic Regulations
+ Faculty Program Requirements
+ Department of Anthropology
+ Department of Economics
+ School of Environmental Studies
+ Department of Geography
+ Department of Political Science
+ Department of Psychology
+ Department of Sociology
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc). BA Honours, Major and General programs are offered by the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. The departments of Geography and Psychology also offer BSc Honours, Major and General programs. The department of Economics offers BSc Honours and Major programs. See chart below.
The School of Environmental Studies offers a BA or BSc degree in either the Major or General Programs when the degree is taken concurrently with a BA Honours, Major or General Program, or a BSc Honours or Major Program, from another academic unit. (See School of Environmental Studies, here.)
Students may obtain a BA in Mathematics or Statistics through the Faculty of Social Sciences. For information, please see this page.
All students should discuss their proposed programs with the Academic Advising Centre and/or with departmental advisers well in advance of registration.
Academic advice for the Faculty of Social Sciences is available through the Academic Advising Centre serving the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, A203, University Centre. Students proposing to enter the Faculty, or who have been admitted to the Faculty, may seek information or advice regarding programs, courses or University and Faculty regulations through the Advising Centre.
Each academic department has advisers generally available throughout the Winter Session who can give detailed information regarding courses and programs. During the summer months, students should contact the department concerned for an appointment. Students wishing to transfer into the Faculty from other programs should consult the department they plan to enter regarding their transfer credit.
Students who wish to transfer into another faculty should contact that facultys advisers as early as possible regarding the proposed transfer.
Students who wish to complete their degree at another university should contact that institution regarding courses and transfer equivalencies. Students who wish to complete courses at other institutions for transfer credit to the University of Victoria should refer to the section entitled Applicants for Transfer.
Normally, a student who is not in the Faculty of Social Sciences may register for any section of a course offered in the Faculty, provided that the student has the prerequisites for the course, there are places available in the course when the student attempts to register and the Calendar does not state that the registration in the course or in some sections of the course is restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Admission to the University and Faculty is not a guarantee of placement in particular programs and/or courses. Departments may limit enrolment for a variety of reasons.
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