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Lower-level Requirements

Foundational Requirement

All B.Sc. students must successfully complete appropriate foundational courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Students admitted to the B.Sc. with credit for neither Biology 11 nor Biology 12 must successfully complete 3 credits of 100-level BIOL (usually BIOL 111). Students without credit for Chemistry 12 must successfully complete CHEM 100 or CHEM 111. Students without credit for Physics 12 must successfully complete 3 credits of 100-level PHYS (usually PHYS 100).

Laboratory Science Requirement

All students are required to have experience with scientific thinking and practice in a lab course where they observe or interact with the real world. Students must complete one course selected from the following list: ASTR 101, ASTR 102, BIOL 140, CHEM 111, CHEM 121, CHEM 123, EOSC 111, PHYS 101, PHYS 107, PHYS 109, PHYS 119, PHYS 159, SCIE 001.

Advance credit or placement, or transfer credit, may be granted where appropriate when the equivalent of any or all of these courses is completed at another institution prior to admission to the University.

Students intending to apply for entry to another degree program at UBC or elsewhere should refer to the entrance requirements for each of those academic units. These requirements must be included within an option and specialization that meet the requirements of the Faculty of Science.

Students are reminded that the regulations listed under Academic Performance and Continuation apply.

Additional Lower-level Courses

Students take additional courses chosen from Science or Arts as required to fulfill prerequisites for the intended area or areas of study. A B.Sc. program may include up to 18 credits from a faculty other than Science or Arts; see Credit at UBC and Elsewhere.

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