In addition to the first-year courses required for admission, specializations may require second-year courses that have additional first-year prerequisites. Prerequisites are part of the description of each course, which you can find in the Course Schedule. Courses that make up each program specialization are listed in the Calendar.
Can I complete the requirements for my chosen specializations over the summer?
No. The listed specialization application requirements must be completed before you apply.
What’s the difference between the course requirements listed in the Calendar and the application requirements below?
The courses listed in the Calendar are required to graduate with that program specialization. They include a suggested set of courses that you can take in first year, but are not required to be taken in first year—you may choose to take them in second year, for example. The shorter list of requirements in the UBC Science Second Year Application is what you need to have completed before you apply to a specialization.
Detailed Specialization Admission Requirements
Majors and HonoursAstronomy, Major
Atmospheric Science, Major
Behavioural Neuroscience, Major
Cellular, Anatomical + Physiological Sciences, Honours
Cognitive Systems: Cognition and Brain, Major
Cognitive Systems: Computational Intelligence + Design, Major
Computer Science, Major
Earth and Ocean Sciences, Major
Environmental Sciences, Major
Fisheries Oceanography, Honours
Geographical Sciences, Major
Integrated Sciences, Major
Mathematical Sciences, Major
Microbiology and Immunology, Major
Combined Majors and
Combined Major in Science, Combined Major
Biochemistry and Chemistry, Combined Major
Biochemistry and Forensic Science, Combined Honours
Biophysics, Combined Honours
Chemical Biology, Combined Major
Chemical Physics, Combined Honours
Chemistry and Mathematics, Combined Honours
Computer Science and Biology, Combined Major
Computer Science and Chemistry, Combined Major
Computer Science and Mathematics, Combined Major
Computer Science and Microbiology and Immunology, Combined Major
Computer Science and Physics, Combined Major
Computer Science and Statistics, Combined Major
Microbiology and Oceanography, Combined Major
Oceanography and Biology, Combined Major
Oceanography and Chemistry, Combined Major
Oceanography and Physics, Combined Major
Physics and Astronomy, Combined Honours
Physics and Mathematics, Combined Honours