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UBC Science Basics

Learn about course credits, how the UBC academic year works, and what you should consider when choosing how many courses to take each term.

» Video: Overview of Courses and Course Credits

Structure Your First Year

In first year, UBC Science students can design their own timetable, or pursue the cohort-style Coordinated Science or Science One options. You declare a program specialization in second year.

» Design Your Own Timetable or Pick a Package of Courses?
» First Year Seminar in Science
» First Year Option in Sustainability Science
» Video: Options for Your First Year

Explore Program Specializations

UBC offers a broad array of highly ranked second-year programs that span the life, physical, earth, mathematical and computing sciences.

» Program Specializations and Requirements
» Combined Major in Science
» Integrated Sciences
» Video: Planning Your Specialization



You've considered your first-year options, explored program specializations and mapped out your course selection. Now it's time to register.

» Registration
» Frequently Asked Questions

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