Degree Requirements

All students in the Bachelor of Media Studies must complete the following degree requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of these credits must be completed at the upper level through courses numbered 300 and above.
  • Once accepted into the B.M.S. program, students are expected to complete all of their coursework at the UBC Okanagan Campus, with the exception of credit completed through a UBC Go Global student exchange experience or through the cross-campus exchange program.

First Year Credits
MDST 101 3
One of ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153 3
VISA 1061,1081 6
COSC 114, 122, 123, 150 12
Electives2 6
Total Credits 30
Second Year  
VISA 206, 266, 268, 269 12
COSC 223, 247, 264 9
DIHU 210 3
CRWR 250 3
HIST 215 3
Total Credits 30
Third Year  
Two of MDST 310, 320, 330 6
One of DIHU 301, 302, 320 3
COSC 341, 310 6
Electives2 15
Total Credits 30
Fourth Year3  
MDST 490 3
MDST 499 9
COSC 305 3
Electives2 15
Total Credits 30
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 All students must complete the zero-credit course VISA 090 Safety Training.
2 At least 18 credits of the electives must be upper level. Please consult with program advisor(s) for the selection of electives, especially when considering minors.
3 Global Exchange, Vancouver exchange or Co-op term can be completed during the first term of the fourth year

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