Interdisciplinary Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

In Interdisciplinary Studies, you'll design a cross-disciplinary program of study out of courses that are drawn from two of four broad categories – the Creative and Performing Arts, the Humanities, the Physical and Life Sciences, and the Social Sciences – and that suit your individual learning and career goals.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

If you are an independent student with a wide curiosity across different areas of interest, this program offers you the opportunity to expand your studies beyond narrow academic disciplines and design a cross-disciplinary course of study that focuses on two of the following categories: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, or Creative and Performing Arts. This program offers the equivalent of a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies as an alternative to the department-based Major.

Campus features

With 11 separate academic Faculties, 11 Schools, and 2 Colleges at UBC’s Vancouver campus (not to mention many outstanding museums, and other facilities of learning), and hundreds of undergraduate course options, there is a virtually infinite range of possibilities for constructing a self-tailored program of study.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

  • No specific courses required beyond those needed for general admission
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