Deciding what to study in university can be a pivotal moment for your future. When applying to UBC, you only need to select a degree and campus, and then choose from our hundreds of programs to specialize in after your first year of study. Knowing your program of choice now can be helpful for planning, but it’s not necessary to complete your UBC online application.
When you apply to UBC, the online application will prompt you to choose the degree you want to study, and the campus you want to study at. Between UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, there are 17 schools and 17 faculties, 41 undergraduate degrees, and dozens of programs to choose from.
At UBC, a program is considered your area of academic focus. The degree is the bachelor’s designation that you will earn upon graduation.
Each program is offered within a specific degree. For example, if you study in the program of Sociology, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. If you study in the program of Civil Engineering, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. When you submit your UBC online application, you’ll apply to the degree rather than the program – in this case, Arts or Applied Science.
Your degree of choice will determine the range of programs that you can choose from. If you already know the program you’d like to study, select that program from our programs section to see which degree you will need to apply to. If you’re still browsing programs, use the “Filter by Degree” option to see which programs are available to you within different degrees.
In your UBC online application, you can submit up to two degree choices. Your two degree choices can be on different campuses and in different faculties. You could apply to the Bachelor of Science on the Okangan campus as your first choice, and the Bachelor of Kinesiology on the Vancouver campus as your second choice. The degree you apply to now will determine the programs that you can choose from in your second or third year.
For most degrees, you won’t have to commit to a specific program until your second or third year of study. For now, select a degree that offers a range of programs that interest you. Once you arrive at UBC, you will only be able to choose a program that is offered within your degree.
There are some exceptions, where you must apply to a specific program directly in your UBC online application:
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||Okanagan|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||Vancouver|
|Bachelor of Science in Forestry||Vancouver|
|Bachelor of Science||Okanagan|
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