Meet Your Major


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Event Details

Monday, March 6, 2023

5:30 – 7 PM
Departmental Advisors and senior students in each specialization come together for one night to answer all of your questions.

This annual event is the only time that the Science specializations come together at the same time to connect with first year Science students and answer your questions. 

  • Browse from a selection of virtual booths to chat with Department Advisors from across Science to help you determine which specializations you'd like to apply for.
  • Ask senior students questions about their experience and get the student perspective on potential majors, including courses, possible career options, and other experiences.
  • Science Advising will be available to answer your degree planning questions.

Example Questions for Meet Your Major

  1. What are the entrance requirements, if any? See science.ubc.ca/students/degree/apply/req
  2. What are some possible career pathways for this major? See students.ubc.ca/career/your-degree/science
  3. What are typical averages for different majors? See science.ubc.ca/students/blog/spec-application-tips
  4. What are the credit requirements and required courses for this specialization? See calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,404 and use the left-side navigation to find your desired major.
  1. What should I be prepared for in my second year in this program?
  2. Does this specialization require an application to continue on into third year?
  3. Is there an honours option for this specialization? Does it require a separate application?
  4. Does this specialization offer co-op, internship, or exchange opportunities?
  5. Who should I contact if I have concerns about my specialization?
  6. I am only interested in some of the courses in the specialization-- can I still take them if I select a different specialization or Integrated Science?
  7. If I choose this specialization, are there complementary minors that you might suggest?
  1. What opportunities has this specialization led you to (e.g. co-op, research, jobs, internships, study abroad)?
  2. What are some requirements for this specialization that you wouldn't expect?
  3. Do you think the specialization adequately prepares you for jobs, graduate work, or professional school?
  4. What has been your experience managing the course load?
  5. What is your favourite thing about your specialization?
  6. Is there a community amongst students/faculty in your specialization?
  7. Are there any courses that you would recommend taking over summer?

Event day frequently asked questions and troubleshooting

Meet Your Major 2022 Booths

 Atmospheric Science  Neuroscience
 Biochemistry  Oceanography 
 Biology  Pharmacology
 Biotechnology  Physics and Astronomy 
 Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological Sciences  Statistics
 Chemistry  Science Co-op
 Cognitive Systems  Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree
 Combined Major in Science  Faculty of Applied Science
 Computer Science  Faculty of Arts
 Earth and Ocean Sciences  Faculty of Education
 Environmental Sciences  Faculty of Forestry 
 Forensic Science  Faculty of Land and Food Systems
 Geographical Sciences  Faculty of Medicine
 Geological Sciences  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
 Geophysics  Go Global
 Integrated Sciences  Peter A. Allard School of Law
 Mathematics  School of Kinesiology
 Microbiology and Immunology   School of Nursing

 

Meet Your Major Event FAQs

Attendee Troubleshooting

Q: Where can I go if I have any questions about the event and how to navigate it?
A: Please join the SCI Team Help Booth by clicking on the help link on the event hub.

Q: What if I cannot access a certain booth?
A: Please visit the SCI Team Help Booth in the case that you cannot access a certain Zoom booth.

Q: What happens if the sign-in link for the event does not work?
A: First, ensure that you are accessing the sign-in link when it is live at 5:30 PM PST on the day of the event. If the sign-in link does not work for you after this time, please inform SCI Team via email at sciteam@science.ubc.ca or a Facebook message to “UBC SCI Team”.

 

Event Logistics

Q: How do I access the event webpage with all the Zoom links?
A: A link to sign into the event will be sent to your email after you register. This link will go live at 5:30 PM PST on Monday, March 7. If you try to sign-in before that, you will get an error message.

Once you sign-in, you will be redirected to the event hub where you will find categories of specializations (i.e. Life Science, Earth Science, and Quantitative Science) grouped together to streamline your experience. Each specialization will include a link to the Zoom “booth” for you to visit. Many Science departments will have a booth to discuss questions with department advisors and another booth to chat with senior students in the specialization.

Q: How do I move from one booth to another?
A: Leave the Zoom meeting for the booth you are currently in, return to the hub for the event, and click on the link for the next booth you wish to attend. Please note that you can only be in one Zoom meeting at a time.

Q: What is the format of each booth?
A: Listen to questions posed by other students and ask your own questions. Select the “raise hand” option and unmute yourself to ask a question, or type questions into the chat when it is your turn.

 

Attendee Resources

Q: What types of questions can I ask the department advisors? What about the student representatives?
A: Refer above for a list of common questions to ask.

Q: If I don’t have enough time to visit all the booths I’m interested in, where can I find more information about the different specializations?
A: For a list of specializations, see science.ubc.ca/students/degree/specializations. To learn more about the admission requirements of these specializations, see science.ubc.ca/students/degree/apply/req.

 

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