Vantage One: Science

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

The Science stream at UBC Vantage College establishes a foundation of knowledge through a core set of science courses that range from chemistry to calculus to programming. You will have the option of selecting either a computational science or physical sciences elective.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: UBC Vantage College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 11 mos Length
  • No Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Vantage One program at UBC Vantage College offers an 11-month program taught by UBC faculty for first-year international students who require additional academic English instruction as they begin their UBC degree. This program is only open to international students (not Canadian citizens or permanent residents).

In the Science stream, students all take a core set of science courses, and have the option to select either a Computational or Physical Sciences elective.

Through the program, students will complete the full requirements of the first year of a Science degree program, integrated with academic English instruction. Upon successful completion of the Vantage One program, students will be able to transition into their second year at UBC.


Program features

  • Taught by UBC faculty
  • Small class size, cohort structure
  • Program fee includes all UBC credit coursework, academic English instruction, and additional learning support
  • Access to all UBC students services and university resources
  • All Vantage One program students live in campus residences. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.