Science Advising

If a medical or personal issue is affecting your academic life see us as soon as possible! Don't wait for exams. Our advisors can connect you with resources to help you cope with extenuating circumstances. We can also help you with general inquiries like applying for a minor, taking a term off, Faculty level requirements, taking summer courses, graduation eligibility, and more.

What should I do before visiting Science Advising?

Look through the online UBC Academic Calendar and this website. We expect you to have completed a little bit of research before contacting our office—just like you wouldn't show up at your professor's office asking questions to which the answers can easily be found in your lecture notes or textbook! Resourcefulness is an important skill to develop and hone during your university years. 

Forms, applications and permission letters

What types of questions can't we answer?

As much as we want to help, we can't help you select a program specialization in second year, or with course selection once you're in a major. Picking a program is something you need to do on your own. Think about your interests and strengths. What career would you like to pursue? Are you passionate about one subject or a broad range of science disciplines? So go to program information sessions, workshops (such as Beyond First Year) and career expos. Your program advisor is the expert on requirements specific to your degree.

Talk to an Advisor

Drop-in advising is the fastest way to get your questions answered.

  1. Join the Science Advising line
  2. Review the final confirmation screen carefully.
  3. When it's your turn, you'll get a text with instructions.

Alternate Contact

 

 

 

We strongly recommend contacting us through drop-in advising - it allows us to provide better, more personalized advising and is more efficient. If it truly is not an option, you can leave a message. Please note that our response to these messages will be significantly delayed (peak periods: 10 - 15 business days) and the fastest way to connect with us is through drop-in advising. 

Science Advising Hours (except statutory holidays)

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thu

Fri

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Virtual drop-in

 

In Person drop-in

 

Virtual drop-in

 

In Person drop-in

 

Virtual drop-in

 

     12:30 to 4 pm

In Person drop-in

Virtual drop-in

In Person drop-in

Virtual drop-in

In Person drop-in

*During the registration period, please check back regularly if the drop-in queue has filled up. In particular additional spaces should open most days at 11am as the number of available advisors updates the queueing estimate.

Virtual Drop-In Advising
Closed or capacity reached

People currently in line

-

Forecast wait time (minutes)

-

as of 11:29 AM
In-Person Drop-In Advising
Currently open

People currently in line

1

Forecast wait time (minutes)

13

as of 11:29 AM

Join the Science Advising line

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Faculty of Science

Office of the Dean, Earth Sciences Building
2178–2207 Main Mall
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