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Welcome to UBC Science

Science is about expanding the boundaries of knowledge, exploring your interests, and testing your intellectual mettle. At UBC Science, you’ll study at a internationally ranked research university, learn from faculty members committed to teaching excellence, and enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and student centres. You'll also be part of a vibrant learning community that invites you to explore academic options, and pursue enriched learning opportunities outside the classroom. But don’t take our word for it. Start exploring.
Explore Our First Year Options

Design Your Own Timetable

This is the typical choice for first-year science students, and offers the most flexibility. You can select both the courses and the sections you attend according to the requirements of the degree program you want to enter in second year.
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Vantage College

International students interested in applying to UBC Science but who don't meet UBC’s English requirements should consider UBC Vantage College. This intensive 12-month program is equivalent to the first year of a Science degree, enabling you to transition directly into second year of a BSc program.
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Science One

Science One presents the traditional disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in a unified, integrated format. The program has its own dedicated space, and cultivates critical, independent thought as the basis of scientific inquiry.
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Coordinated Science

CSP is suitable for students who have broad scientific interests and want to explore connections between disciplines. Along with enjoying a dedicated study space, students attend the same sections of specific core courses: biology, chemistry, physics and math.
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Explore Your Program Specialization Options UBC Science offers a broad, relevant and forward-looking array of learning options in the life, physical, earth, mathematical and computing sciences.
Go Beyond the Classroom UBC Science offers many opportunities to experience science outside the classroom.

Undergraduate Research

Many students are hands-on learners, and are eager to apply what they study in the classroom. So explore your options in undergraduate research and fieldwork--it's never too early to start.
» Get hands on in the lab and beyond

Go Global

Imagine studying marine biology along the Great Barrier Reef, learning about international development at an AIDS hospice in Swaziland, working with tech firm in Singapore, or taking part in bio-medical research in Sweden.
» Open yourself to a world of science

Service and Volunteerism

UBC Science isn't just about getting a degree. It's also about personal growth, making a difference, and thinking globally. Discover how you can get involved in local communities, or on campus.
» Find out how you can get involved

Careers in Science

Translating your interests into a rewarding career, and taking a step beyond the classroom, can often seem like daunting tasks. Your degree will open up a world of options in a variety of fields.
» Explore your career options
Ready to take the next step? For more information about life on campus at UBC, visit Connections for Life, UBC's Prospective Undergraduate Student website. Hear from students who've been there, get tips on everything from scholarships and student loans to health and wellness and student housing. Once you've had a chance to become familiar with all that UBC Science has to offer, you can begin the admissions process. Now that you're familiar with all that UBC Science has to offer, you can begin the admissions process. You'll apply online through youbc, the university's guide to undergraduate programs and admissions. But first, we'll run you through a few important things to consider before you begin the application process. Let's get started!

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