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Transferring to UVic - Second Year

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Wondering what to take in second year?

If you're planning to transfer to UVic and have already looked through our guides for first year course selection, you're likely wondering what to take next.

To choose second year courses correctly you need to understand how the courses you take will apply towards your future UVic degree program. The UVic Academic Advising Centre has created a series of Program Planning Worksheets for some majors to help students keep track of the courses needed to complete their degree options. Using these worksheets and the BC Transfer Guide, you can map out how your Camosun courses fit in your UVic program.

Planning your second year at Camosun

Applies to

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry/Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography (Arts & Science)
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (Arts & Science)
  • Sociology
  1. Go to UVic's Academic Advising Centre main page.
    There is a lot of important information on this site to help you plan your transfer.
  2. Click on the Program Worksheets button on the left hand side of the screen. 
  3. Look through the Humanities, Science and Social Science tabs to find the degree that you want to take. If your intended degree is not here, please see our list of links below.
  4. Read Part 1, how to use the program planning worksheet to get the details about this process.
  5. Print a copy of the program planning worksheet you're going to use.
  6. Open the BC Transfer Guide. In the course lookup field don't bother changing the example (e.g.) in the white box, but click on the magnifying glass symbol on the right. This will bring you to the course search page. Enter the fields as outlined to see how a course transfers.
  7. Determine where this course fits in your degree plan.

Planning your second year at Camosun and transition to UVic

Applies to

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Earth Science
  • Economics (Arts & Science)
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  1. Go to UVic's Academic Advising Centre main page.
    There is a lot of important information on this site to help you plan your transfer.
  2. Click on the Program Worksheets button on the left hand side of the screen. 
  3. Look through the Humanities, Science and Social Science tabs to find the degree that you want to take. If your intended degree is not here, please see our list of links below.
  4. Read Part 1, how to use the program planning worksheet to get the details about this process.
  5. Print a copy of the program planning worksheet you're going to use.
  6. Open the BC Transfer Guide. In the course lookup field don't bother changing the example (e.g.) in the white box, but click on the magnifying glass symbol on the right. This will bring you to the course search page. Enter the fields as outlined to see how a course transfers.
  7. Determine where this course fits in your degree plan.
  8. Notice that there are courses listed on the program planning worksheet that have no equivalent courses at Camosun College. This is why you need to plan to transition to UVic to stay on track.
  9. Connect with UVic Welcome Centre as a starting point to gather information on how to access the second year courses. You may be able to be enrolled in both institutions in your second year; however you would need to discuss with both institutions the implications of this decision.  

Applies to

  • Computer Science

Using the BC Transfer Guide, you can see that there are courses listed in this major that have no equivalent courses at Camosun College. This is why you need to plan to transition to UVic to stay on track.

UVic programs with additional admission requirements

The following programs include specialized courses and/or have particular admission requirements such as non-academic requirements or competitive entry. Please read the additional information provided by UVic.

If you still have questions after completing your program planning worksheet or reviewing UVic's additional admission requirements, contact a Camosun Academic Advisor for help. Make sure you bring all your worksheets and other materials to your appointment.

Planning to go to UVic after completing admission requirements for your degree

The following programs include specific courses required for admission to the UVic degrees that are not available at Camosun College, or contain second year course work which is not offered at the college. Admission is based on competitive entry. 

You will need to transfer to UVic after completing the "What to take for first year" courses to be able to access the course work you require to continue in the degree. Please read the additional information provided by UVic. 

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