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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.

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.

Explore Program Specializations

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


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

Visit the student services registration guide