Prospective students

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See UBC Science on the road

Throughout March and April, UBC Science is presenting at applicant information sessions in North America, Asia and Europe. More

Apply to Vantage One BSc

UBC's intensive 11-month program for international students who don't meet English requirements accepts apps through March. More

Top ranked subject areas in Canada

Life Sciences Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 Global rank: 20
Environment and Ecology US News and World Report Global Rankings 2014 Global rank: 7
Mathematics US News and World Report Global Rankings 2014 Global rank: 23
Physics US News and World Report Global Rankings 2014 Global rank: 54
Plant and Animal Science US News and World Report Global Rankings 2014 Global rank: 7
Earth and Marine Sciences QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 Global rank: 27
Physics and Astronomy QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 Global rank: 45
We’re proud of our rankings, but they don’t tell the whole story. To find out if UBC is the right fit for you, meet some of our students and professors, and explore our program offerings.

Meet UBC Science

Robin Newhouse


Ashley Thompson

Behavioural Neuroscience

Sumedha Sharma

Integrated Sciences

Derek Shimozawa

Computer Science

Ronnie Chen

Mathematics and Computer Science

Meagan McKeen

Environmental Sciences

Gilbert Lam


Marisol Valerio

Geological Engineering + Co-op

Quill Christie


Simon Peacock

Dean, UBC Science

Sara Harris

Atmospheric Science, 3M Teaching Fellow

Explore your first year options

Design your own timetable

Most first-year UBC Science students design their own timetable, which offers the most flexibility. You select both the courses and the sections you attend according to the requirements of the degree program you want to enter in second year. Most of your lectures will be in large rooms but your labs and tutorials will be in smaller groups. You should consider also taking one of two independent small-group classes: The first-year seminar in science and sustainability science.

Science One

Science One presents 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

Suitable for students who have broad scientific interests and want to explore connections between disciplines. Along with a dedicated study space, students attend the same sections of core courses: biology, chemistry, physics and math.

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Vantage One Science

International students who don't meet UBC's English requirements can consider Vantage College. After completing an intensive 11-month program in computational or physical sciences, you transition directly into second year.

Learn more about Vantage

Explore our programs

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.

Apply to UBC Science now