Faculty of Social Sciences : Faculty Academic Regulations
The admission requirements for the Faculty of Social Sciences are presented in Year 1 Admission Requirements: BC/Yukon Secondary School Graduate.
Due to the delay in obtaining official transcripts from other universities, students completing their degree requirements at another institution during the second term of the Winter Session (January-April) are not eligible to graduate at spring convocation. This regulation does not apply to students completing degree requirements in a program offered in partnership between the University of Victoria and a regional college.
Students who are visiting from another institution are not required to declare a program. This includes incoming exchange students.
Students who have completed 12.0 units and who have been conditionally accepted to another Faculty (excluding Humanities and Science) are not required to declare a program. Such students may indicate that their program is Preparatory before registering for subsequent courses. Students who indicate that their program is Preparatory and do not transfer to another Faculty or institution must declare a specific program no later than after completing 27.0 units.
Transfer students who enter the university with 12.0 or more units of transfer credit must declare a program before the end of their first term at UVic. Transfer students who enter the university with fewer than 12.0 units of transfer credit must declare a program after completion of 12.0 units of combined UVic and transfer credit.
Students who intend to declare an Honours program must do so by following the requirements outlined in the Calendar entry for that program. Until an application to an Honours program has been approved by the unit offering the program and submitted to the Academic Advising Centre, the student must declare a Major program.
Students seeking to complete a Certificate or Diploma must declare their program in accordance with program instructions.