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Admission

Admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Design requires completion of the equivalent of 60 UBC credits including 6 credits of English literature and/or composition and 6 credits of Geography. Physical geography is highly recommended.

Applicants must have achieved an overall academic average of 65% or better, including any failed courses, on the most recent 30 credits of post-secondary course work, in order to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Design. The overall average is calculated in accordance with the general admission requirements for undergraduate applicants from a college or university.

All applicants to the B.En.D. are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to application. Applicants are directed to UBC’s English Language Admission Standard for further information.

Application Process

Application for admission to the Bachelor of Environmental Design program must be made through UBC Enrolment Services no later than the published deadline. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all supporting documents, including official transcripts, and fees are submitted by the deadlines provided by UBC following the submission of an application, otherwise the application will not be considered.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Environmental Design must satisfy both University undergraduate admission requirements and B.En.D. requirements including the submission of a Supplemental Application to the Environmental Design Program.

New or previous UBC students must complete an on-line application. Current students must complete the Change of Degree Program/Campus form on the Student Service Centre.

Mature Applicants

Consideration will be given to applicants applying to the Bachelor of Environmental Design as a mature applicant. Further information is available here.

Supplemental Application

A Supplemental Application to the Environmental Design Program must be submitted no later than the published deadline.

Detailed information on the Supplemental Application to the Environmental Design Program is available from the Environmental Design website.

The Supplemental Application is comprised of the following:

  • a Statement of Interest
  • a Biographical Statement
  • a Portfolio reflecting, in visual terms, evidence of creativity and design aptitude
  • ONE set of Official Transcripts, in sealed and endorsed envelopes, issued by the Registrar[s] of the home institution[s] from ALL post secondary institutions attended
  • TWO Letters of Reference including at least ONE academic reference
  • a Statement identifying three compelling places, buildings or landscapes, each fifty words maximum, and how they define the applicant’s current understanding of environmental design

The Supplemental Application is mailed to the Environmental Design Office as noted below:
Admissions Committee
Environmental Design Program
University of British Columbia
379 – 2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4

The Bachelor of Environmental Design program accepts thirty students annually. The number of qualified applicants far exceeds the number of seats available. Fulfillment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

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