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Transferring to UVic - Earth Science Major

Here's what to take in your first year at Camosun if you're planning to transfer to UVic.

Update: This outline has been compiled from the Faculty sections of UVic’s online 2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Calendar (May 2017)

You can take courses that meet admission requirements for this program. Camosun does not offer all of the required core courses you need for this major, so you'll need to start planning your admission to UVic early in your studies.

What to take for first year

  Course Course Name Notes
All of CHEM 120 College Chemistry 1  
CHEM 121 College Chemistry 2  
GEOS 100 Physical Geology  
GEOS 110 Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere System  
MATH 100 Calculus 1  
MATH 101 Calculus 2  
PHYS 140 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1  
PHYS 141 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 2  
One of ENGL 151 Academic Writing Strategies  
ENGL 161 Literary Genres  
ENGL 163 Introduction to Literary Traditions  
ENGL 164 Indigenous Literature  
One of BIOL 102 Non-Majors Biology (Diversity) Students who have completed Biology 11 and 12 should take Biol 124
BIOL 124 Evolution and Diversity
One pair of PHYS 104 General College Physics 1 and 
PHYS 105 General College Physics 2
If taken May 2017 or later. If you took either PHYS 104 or 105 prior to May 2017, please contact Academic Advising
PHYS 140 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1 and 
PHYS 141
 Physics for Scientists and Engineers 2
One of Electives An elective is any course that transfers to UVic. Use the BC Transfer Guide to confirm course transferability.


Contact a Camosun Academic Advisor.

For specific questions about UVic’s admission policies, deadlines and GPA requirements, contact the UVic Welcome Centre.

Year 2 and beyond

After the first year, your transfer options become much more individual. You cannot complete all of the Year 2 course work at Camosun College because we do not offer all of them. 

You will need to start discussions with UVic about planning your admission and transfer to their program, and how you will transition there. 

Learn more.

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