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Dual Degree and Minor Options

Master of Management Dual Degree Program Option

This dual degree program option offers qualified students the opportunity to earn, in one course of study, an undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and a Master of Management degree from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (also known as the Sauder School of Business). This dual degree program option can be completed in four and one half years through intensive study and scheduling that includes one summer following fourth year. The Business Career Centre in the Sauder School of Business will also provide extensive professional development and career preparation throughout the dual degree program option of study.

Due to the fixed scheduling requirements of the Dietetics Major, it is typically not possible for students in this major to do the Master of Management through the dual degree route.

Students admitted into this program can use COMM 120 (3), COMM 220 (3) towards their unrestricted elective requirement and COMM 320 (1.5), COMM 321 (1.5), COMM 420 (1.5), and COMM 421 (1.5) towards their restricted elective requirement.

Students who are in the Food Market Analysis Major as part of the Dual Degree Program Option cannot take COMM 329, COMM 398, COMM 457, COMM 458, COMM 465, COMM 473 or COMM 493, due to significant content overlap with the Masters of Management required courses.

Additional specialized fees for the Master of Management will be paid by all students admitted into the dual degree program option. For further information on this dual degree program option see the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration section of the Academic Calendar.

Minor Options

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers several minor options for students. Some minors are restricted to specific programs. For details please refer to the minor specific content below. Enrolment in a Minor is limited to students eligible for third-year standing with an average of at least 68% in each of the previous two years. Meeting the stated minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

An acceptable Minor must consist of 18 upper-level credits. Students should design a coherent and academically sound course of studies for their Minor, which must be submitted at the time of application. For guidelines on appropriate course selection, please refer to the minor specific content below. Students with questions should consult with an Academic Advisor in LFS Student Services.

Application forms for minors may be obtained from the Land and Food Systems website. Completed applications must be submitted no later than March 31st of the students' second year.

Of the 18 credits required for the minor, a maximum of 6 can be double-counted towards the elective requirements of the major. Therefore students should be prepared to complete 12 credits in addition to those required of their major.

Continuation in a Minor requires that the student maintain Good Academic Standing. In addition, space in many courses is limited. Admission to a Minor does not guarantee access to courses agreed upon for the Minor. Where space in courses required for a Minor is limited, a sessional average substantially higher than the minimum for Good Academic Standing may be required to enable registration in such courses. Students who wish to pursue a Minor should be aware of the prerequisites of many of the upper-level courses.

Students might encounter difficulty fitting the courses for the Minor into their program timetable; careful planning is essential, and completion of the Minor will usually require an additional period of study beyond four years.

Minor in Arts

An acceptable Arts Minor must comprise courses in the Faculty of Arts that are for credit toward a Bachelor of Arts degree and must consist of 18 upper-level credits in a single subject or field of specialization.

All courses must be acceptable for a B.A. major in the proposed subject area or field, although the student is not bound by other requirements of the Faculty of Arts.

Space in many courses is limited. Admission to an Arts Minor does not provide priority access to courses agreed upon for the Minor.

Upon successful completion of the minor, the notation "Minor in Arts" will be added to the student's transcript.

Students wanting a subject-specific minor may also undertake a minor in a specific Arts discipline's minor program, which requires the completion of at least 30 credits in a single subject field of specialization, of which at least 18 credits must be numbered 300 or higher. Upon successful completion, the notation “Minor in [subject-specific]” will be denoted on the student’s transcript.

Space in many Arts courses is limited. Admission to an Arts Minor does not provide priority access to courses agreed upon for the Minor.

Minor in Commerce

Students wanting a foundation in business management are encouraged to consider the Minor in Commerce. Enrolment in this is limited.

Meeting the stated minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Minor.

Due to the fixed scheduling requirements of the Dietetics Major, it is typically not possible for students in this major to do a Commerce Minor.

Due to the significant overlap in coursework, students in the Food Market Analysis Major are not normally permitted to complete a Commerce Minor.

Applicants must have successfully completed one of MATH 100, 102, 104, 110, 120, 180, or 184 and one of ECON 101, LFS 101, ECON 310, and one of ECON 102, ECON 311. In addition, a statement of intent is required as part of the application.

The Minor will consist of COMM 329 (3), COMM 457 (3), COMM 465 (3), COMM 473 (3), COMM 493 (3), and one of COMM 398 (3) or COMM 458 (3) for a total of 18 credits.

Upon successful completion the notation “Minor in Commerce” will be placed on the student's transcript.

Minor in Fermentations

Courses from both the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses can be used to complete the Fermentations minor. Students interested in applying credits earned at the Okanagan campus to Vancouver campus programs should be aware of the Requirements to Receive a Degree or Diploma on the Vancouver campus.

An acceptable minor must comprise:

  • At least 3 credits of the following courses: FNH 405 (UBC Vancouver) or BIOL 380 (UBC Okanagan)
  • One of BIOC 302 (UBC Vancouver); BIOL 311 or BIOC 304 (UBC Okanagan)
  • At least 6 credits of the following courses: FNH 330, FNH 335 (UBC Vancouver); BIOC 307, BIOC 408 (UBC Okanagan)
  • At least 6 credits from the following courses: BIOL 323, CHEM 311, CHBE 381, FNH 300, FNH 301, FNH 302, FNH 313, FNH 413, FNH 415; APBI 442 from UBC Vancouver; BIOC 310, BIOL 382, BIOL 480 from UBC Okanagan.

Upon successful completion of the Minor, the notation “Minor in Fermentations” will be denoted on the student’s transcript.

Minor in Kinesiology

Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health degree may undertake a Minor in Kinesiology. Enrollment in this minor is limited.

Due to the fixed scheduling requirements of the Dietetics Major, it is typically not possible for students in this major to do a Kinesiology Minor.

Admission to the minor is competitive and will be based on a cumulative grade-point average of 54 credits of required first- and second-year courses for the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health degree.

The Kinesiology Minor will consist of 18 credits selected from the following:
KIN 303, 351, 353, 361, 366, 373, 375, 390, 425, 461, 462, 464, 469, 471, and 473.

Students who wish to pursue a Minor in Kinesiology should be aware of the 300-level prerequisites for 400-level Kinesiology courses. 100- and 200-level prerequisites for KIN courses may be waived for students taking the minor, however students are required to take either BIOL 155, BIOL 153, CAPS 301 or KIN 190 and 191 in lieu of the KIN course prerequisites. Space in many Kinesiology courses is limited.

Upon successful completion of this minor, the notation “Minor in Kinesiology” will be placed on the student’s transcript.

Students who wish to pursue studies in the Faculty of Education should be aware that courses that are acceptable for a Kinesiology Minor might not necessarily meet the requirements for a teaching concentration in the Faculty of Education. Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements. .

Minor in Science

An acceptable Science Minor must comprise courses in the Faculty of Science that are for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree and consist of at least 18 credits numbered 300 or higher in a single subject (see Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, and Oceanography Minor listings for exceptions).

Upon successful completion of the Minor, the notation “Minor in [Subject]” will be denoted on the student’s transcript.

Minor in Sustainable Food Systems

The Minor in Sustainable Food Systems emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective and experiential learning.

The Sustainable Food Systems Minor consists of LFS 350, 12 credits from 300- or 400-level courses from an approved list of courses available on the Faculty website, and 3 credits selected from APBI 465, LFS 450, or LFS 496 for a total of 18 credits. Students must have their course of studies approved by an LFS advisor.

Upon successful completion of the minor program, the notation "Minor in Sustainable Food Systems" will be added to the student's transcript.

Page last updated: August 22, 2018

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