Introduction

Also known as the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Dean's Office
Wisdom Tettey, Dean
Trudy Kavanagh, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Recruitment, Services, and Success
Bernard Momer, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Mike Evans, Associate Dean, Research, Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies
Sylvie Desjardins, Associate Dean, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
Charlene Wehrmann, Assistant to the Dean
The University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus
Arts & Science II Building, Room 405
3187 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Tel: 250.807.9527
Web: ikbsas.ok.ubc.ca
Email: bsasadmin.ubco@ubc.ca

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences provides students the opportunity to obtain a well-rounded education in the foundational areas of knowledge, including the arts, the humanities, and the social, natural, and physical sciences. Although the Faculty comprises traditional academic disciplines, it is far from traditional. Students and faculty are encouraged to break down the barriers that separate disciplines and join in a mutual journey of discovery.

Program offerings in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are organized loosely into clusters according to administrative departments that combine several programs under the leadership of a head. Most programs lead to either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, with major, minor, and honours options. Some programs are offered jointly with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Some graduate programs are also offered, with many new offerings anticipated.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Subject Areas
Bachelor of Arts1 B.A. Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
Bachelor of Science B.Sc. Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Environmental Chemistry; Freshwater Science; Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics; Microbiology; Physics; Psychology, Statistics, Zoology.
Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts B.A. General Studies; International Relations; Latin American Studies; Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE).
Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science B.Sc. General Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Data Science.
Bachelor of Media Studies2 B.M.S. Digital media, digital arts, digital humanities
Graduate programs M.A., Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology.
Graduate programs M.Sc., Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Medical Physics.
1 Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Visual Culture, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English, French and Spanish, and a Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are available through the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
2 The Bachelor of Media Studies is offered jointly with the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

Repeating Courses

Except in special cases, no student may repeat a course more than once.

Students wanting to repeat a course more than once must submit a written request to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Bachelor of Media Studies students must send their requests to the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

The highest grade achieved will be used in the determination of the student's graduation standing, though all grades remain on the student's academic record.

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 UBC Okanagan campus B.A. or B.Sc. may subsequently return and complete the requirements for a first or an additional major or honours designation relevant to and within the same baccalaureate degree. The student will then be issued an updated parchment of the baccalaureate degree if the major or honours program requirements have been fully met. The updated degree parchment will include an annotation specific to the majors or honours designation. The student will be required to surrender the degree parchment previously conferred upon the issuance of the updated parchment for the baccalaureate degree. The official transcript of the student will be updated to indicate that the requirements of a subsequent major or honours have been met.

Returning students must receive the approval of the relevant department head before the student may enter either the second major or the honours program. The department head will ensure that the student’s prior work is sufficiently current to progress within the proposed program of study.

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Enrolment Services
University Centre, Room 322
3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7