Degree Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Media Studies (B.M.S.) program has been suspended. Students wishing to enrol in this program must contact the B.M.S program advisor.

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
3 credits of 300-level DIHU 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

Page last updated: May 22, 2019

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