A minimum of 120 credits in university courses must be completed. For use as electives, at most 12 of the 120 credits may be from non-Arts and non-Science baccalaureate courses. Note: all baccalaureate courses delivered by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies are deemed for this purpose to be Arts courses and need not be counted as outside electives. Students must also complete at least 48 credits at the 300/400 level, of which at least 30 credits must be completed at UBC.
A minimum graduating grade average (GGA) of 60% is required to be eligible for graduation with the B.A. degree.
To complete the first and second years of the B.A. program, a student must complete 60 credits in Arts or Science courses. These credits must be selected from the following:
Students must complete two first-year English courses (6 credits) selected from: ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153. Students who fail to meet the English requirement before completing 60 Arts-eligible credits will not be permitted to register in courses other than first-year English, until this requirement is satisfied.
Students must complete at least 6 first-year Science credits in Laboratory Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or approved Geography1 courses from the following list:
1GEOG 128 and 129 do not provide Science credit.
This requirement may be satisfied by any of the following options:
|Spanish||SPAN 202, SPAN 204, or SPAN 252|
1Technological limitations prevent UBC from appropriately reflecting some languages in the Academic Calendar. We are working to address this for the future.
Students must complete at least 18 credits from List A: Social Sciences, and 18 credits from List B: Humanities. The completed courses must include at least two disciplines from each list. Note: credits earned to satisfy the English requirement will not count towards the Distribution Requirement.
|List A: Social Sciences|
|Gender and Women's Studies1|
|List B: Humanities|
|Art History and Visual Culture|
|Creative and Critical Studies|
|Gender and Women's Studies5|
|1 GWST 100, 110, 216, 323, 333, 334.|
|2 Except GEOG 108, 109, 200, 205, 207, 222, 271, 301, 307, 310, 317, 341, 356, 370, 377, 414, 422, 436, 437, 466. GEOG 491, 498 may be eligible dependent on the topic. Confirm approval with a program advisor.|
|3 INDG 100, 201, 202, 203, 302, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308.|
|4 Except for ENGL 112, 301.|
|5 GWST 100, 110, 215, 333, 335, 336.|
|6 INDG 100, 201, 202, 203, 301, 303, 401, 402, 481.|
|First Year||0–23 credits|
|Second Year||24–47 credits|
|Third Year||48–77 credits|
|Fourth Year||78 or more credits|