Meet Your Major

June 30, 2016

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March 2025

Thank you for attending Meet Your Major 2024. While the live component of the event is over, the Meet Your Major 2024 event page is still available for you to view (Zoom links no longer active). We encourage you to use this along with the UBC Specialization FAQ as an additional resource to support your specialization application process.

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. 

  • Stop in at 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.

Commuter Designated Space: CHEM D200

This year, commuters will have a designated space to attend the event. The commuter room will be located in CHEM D200. Please note that commuters must bring their own devices andheadphones/earphones to minimize disruptions with other participants during the event.

Example Questions for Meet Your Major

General Questions

  1. What are the entrance requirements, if any? See
  2. What are some possible career pathways for this major? See
  3. What are typical averages for different majors? See
  4. What are the credit requirements and required courses for this specialization? See and use the right-side navigation to find your desired major.

Ask a Departmental Advisor

  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?

Ask a Student Representative

  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 2024 Booths

BiologyMedical Laboratory Science
BiotechnologyMicrobiology and Immunology
Cellular, Anatomical and Physiological SciencesNeuroscience
Cognitive SystemsPeter A. Allard School of Law
Combined Major in SciencePharmacology
Computer SciencePhysics and Astronomy
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric SciencesScience Co-op
Faculty of ArtsStatistics
Faculty of EducationUBC Sauder School of Business (B+MM & Graduate School)
Faculty of ForestryUBC-BCIT Biochemistry and Forensic Science
Faculty of Land and Food SystemsScience Advising
Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesGo Global
Geographical SciencesIntegrated Science
ChemistryCertificate in Climate Studies and Action

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 during the event's hours, please connect with the SCI Team Help Booth.

Event Logistics

Q: How do I access the event webpage with all the Zoom links?
A: The event link will be live on this page at 5:30 PM PST on Monday, March 4. 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 To learn more about the admission requirements of these specializations, see

This event is step 4 of 6 in the specialization planning process.

  • SCI Team
  • Planning Your Degree
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th Years
  • Moving to Second Year

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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

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