Degree Requirements

All students in the Bachelor of Media Studies must complete the following degree requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 42 of these credits must be completed at the upper level through courses numbered 300 and above.
  • Once accepted into the B.M.S. program, students are expected to complete all of their coursework at the UBC Okanagan Campus, with the exception of credit completed through a UBC Go Global student exchange experience or through the cross-campus exchange program.

First Year Credits
MDST 110 3
MDST 120 3
DIHU 155 or ENGL 155 3
VISA 1061 3
VISA 1081 3
CULT 100 3
One of FILM 100, FILM 103 3
Electives2 9
Total Credits 30
Second Year  
MDST 210 3
MDST 220 3
CRWR 250 3
DIHU 220 3
Any 200-level VISA 6
Any 200-level ANTH, HIST, or ARTH 3
Electives2 9
Total Credits 30
Third Year  
MDST 311 3
MDST 330 3
Any 300-level DIHU 3
Electives2 21
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year3  
MDST 490 3
MDST 499 9
Electives2 18
Total Credits 30
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 All students must complete the zero-credit course VISA 090 Safety Training.
2 At least 21 credits of the electives must be upper level. Please consult with program advisor(s) for the selection of electives, especially when considering minors.
3 Global Exchange, Vancouver exchange or Co-op term can be completed during the first term of the fourth year

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