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Admission Requirements

Application for admission to the Faculty of Science must be made through Enrolment Services. Procedures, policies, and admission requirements to the University of British Columbia and the Faculty of Science are specified in Admissions.

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement

See Applicants with International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Courses for detailed information.

Students Entering the Bachelor of Science Degree with Credit for Secondary School Calculus

The UBC Okanagan campus offers a three-hour calculus examination to all B.Sc. students who have completed or are currently registered in a calculus course in secondary school. Students who pass the examination can obtain credit for MATH_O 100. Bachelor of Science students claiming credit at the UBC Okanagan campus will have their examination score shown on their transcript as their grade in MATH_O 100. Only one attempt is permitted. Students who have already started college or university may not participate. Students already eligible for transfer credit because of high AP or IB scores retain their eligibility regardless of their examination score.

Applications to write the MATH_O 100 examination must be made to the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Math, Physics and Statistics by March 15 for the April examination date, and by November 15 for the December examination date. A non-refundable fee, equal to the cost of a 1-credit-hour course, must be included with the application.

The examination is scheduled to be taken concurrently with students registered in MATH_O 100 at the UBC Okanagan campus. Further inquiries about writing the MATH_O 100 examination should be directed to the academic department head.

Requirements of an Annotation of a Second or Subsequent Major or Honours Designation on a Baccalaureate Degree Previously Conferred

Students who have previously been granted a B.Sc. at UBC’s Okanagan campus may return via two pathways:

  1. Students Returning for a Second Degree:
    Students may apply for readmission by following applicable application timelines. With this pathway, students are required to pursue a different bachelor’s degree and must meet all the  requirements. Students will receive a second degree and parchment upon completion. Students pursuing this path should consult with an academic advisor prior to application. 
  2. Students Returning to Complete a Second Major or Honours in an Existing Degree: 
    Students may apply to complete the requirements for an additional major or honours designation relevant to and within the same B.Sc. degree. This path is intended for students who have gained some real world/work experience, or have recognized a need to upgrade their degree (e.g. honours); students may apply for this path no earlier than six months after their degree conferral date. Students apply to the Faculty of Science Dean’s Office.
  • Students seeking to complete an honours degree must meet all prerequisites and have a Department-approved honours thesis application before the re-entry application will be reviewed.
  • Once a student has been approved for re-entry, they will register for the next academic period.
  • Upon completion of their subsequent program, students will surrender their existing parchment. Senate will then confer the new degree, a new parchment will be printed, and the official transcript updated.


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