Introduction

Faculty of Science

Dean's Office
Gino DiLabio, Dean pro tem
Scott Reid, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Recruitment, Services, and Success
Lael Parrott, Associate Dean, Faculty and Research
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: science.ok.ubc.ca
Email: fos.reception@ubc.ca

The Faculty of Science offers students a well-rounded education in the natural, physical and computational sciences. Students may complete honours, majors, minors, and a general studies program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). The Faculty also offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science, Master of Data Science and PhD degrees (see Graduate Studies).

Program offerings in the Faculty of Science are organized into clusters within administrative departments.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Subject Areas
Bachelor of Science B.Sc. Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Data 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 Science B.Sc. General Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Data Science.
Bachelor of Sustainability1 B.Sust. Sustainability
Graduate programs M.Sc., M.D.S., Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Medical Physics.

1Bachelor of Sustainability is pending final approval by Board of Governors and Ministry of Advanced Education.

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 Science.

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.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.

The University of British Columbia

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