Explore your academic options

Take advantage of access to accomplished professors, state-of-the-art facilities, hundreds of specializations, and thousands of course options. Choose what, where, and how you want to learn.

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Okanagan campus

Your learning experience

Curious about what pursuing a degree at UBC Okanagan is really like? Explore some of the ways we prepare you to get the most out of your time here.

Your teachers

Learn from award-winning faculty, recognized experts in their respective fields, and from your peers – a global collective of inspiring, curious students from across Canada and around the world.

Your course experiences

At UBC, expect to get out of the classroom for some hands-on learning opportunities. Depending on your degree, our flexible approach to education could have you solving complex problems in a classroom or online, conducting experiments in a laboratory, or gathering research data out in the field.

Advisor tip

“Get involved! Sign up for that club, take part in that event, drag yourself out of bed for that early-morning volunteer position, or ask about an international exchange. With UBC’s diversity, there are endless opportunities to get involved both inside and outside your program.”

Claudia, UBC advisor

Your program options

For most degrees, you don’t have to choose a program or specialization until your second or third year of study, but it’s worth considering your options earlier. Filter by your degree to see what’s available.

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UBC 101

Prepare for your first term at UBC by taking part in UBC 101. These online courses will help you get ready for your time at UBC Okanagan. From textbooks to housing, medical insurance to degree planning, our online orientation provides a critical foundation of university and campus knowledge to help you succeed once you arrive on campus.

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Your learning spaces

Whether you’re dropping by for a quick second between classes or settling in to conquer that group project, find what you’re looking for in the learning-focused spaces peppered throughout campus.

UBC Libraries

Access resources, study solo, or book a meeting room at one of the four distinct library branches on campus. With over 7 million print and electronic volumes, 2.1 million ebooks, and more than 370,000 journal titles, UBC has one of the top research collections in Canada.

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As an Electrical Engineering student at UBC's Okanagan campus, you can study topics like electromagnetics, microsystems, and nanotechnology. You might even create a friendly looking device like this. #myUBCO #ubclearn

Designated study spots

Find plenty of spaces throughout UBC Okanagan perfect for quiet, focused studying or collaborating with your peers. Find spots in academic buildings, in your residence halls, and anywhere in between. You can also choose from over 55 bookable classrooms to study as a group.

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Inclusive Technology Lab

Enjoy distraction-reduced study spaces, an accessible group study space, peer support, and experiment with assistive technology at this purpose-designed lab.

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Arts Atrium

Arts Atrium

Relax into focus mode, surrounded by greenery and vaulted ceilings, in the Arts Atrium—a designated “quiet zone” for students on weekdays.

Student Learning Hub

Take advantage of free peer-tutoring in writing, language, math, and science at the Student Learning Hub. The designated space offers writing workshops and learning seminars, as well as one-on-one support to develop study skills and learning strategies.

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Visualization and Emerging Media Lab

Experiment with the latest digital technologies in the Visualization and Emerging Media Lab. This space will provide access for research and academic use, and can be used for everything from immersive 3D to interactive lectures, decision theatre sets, and spatial audio.

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The Recording Studio (LIB 123)

Discover how to record audio and video in Studio 123. This bookable room comes equipped with a consumer HD camera, audio and video recording software, and optional lighting. It also includes a step-by-step user guide to help you learn independently.

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Getting involved

Having a fulfilling, enriching experience at UBC is so much more than the classes you take. Learn new skills and contribute to your community with these additional opportunities.

Give back

Make meaningful contributions to important initiatives and research. We can connect you with volunteer opportunities, both on campus and in communities around the world.

Gain experience

Learn critical skills in your chosen field and expand your professional network through on-campus work opportunities, local and global practicums, internships, and co-op terms.

Study abroad

Expand your comfort zone. Immerse yourself in another culture and gain a fresh perspective. With study and research opportunities in 40+ countries worldwide, the possibilities are endless.

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