Moving from First to Second Year in Science

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You've probably heard already.... you need to choose a specialization (e.g. major) at the end of your first year.

While the process is multi-faceted, it doesn't need to be overly complicated. Below are the major steps to selecting and applying for a specialization. Keep in mind these steps span dates from February to June - add them to your calendar!

#1. Attend "Beyond First Year" in February

Find out exactly what you'll need to know and do, and learn where you can find the necessary information about specializing. These sessions include a presentation followed by a question and answer period. Find dates and more.


#2. Consider Your Specialization Options

Progressing from first to second year in UBC Science involves a bit of soul-searching, and more than a bit of planning.


#3. Attend "Meet Your Major" in March

March 2, 2020
Departmental advisors and senior students in each specialization come together for one night to answer all of your questions. Learn More.

#4. Think About Your Top 3 Choices By The End of Term

You'll be asked to indicate and rank three specializations on your application - you will need to meet the specific course requirements for each of these and you might be accepted into any one of them.

#5. Apply Online In June

The Coordinated Second-Year Specialization Application opens June 2020. Learn more.

Questions? Talk to UBC Science Advising Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm.