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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 Vancouver Campus, with the exception of credit completed through a UBC Go Global student exchange experience.

The following courses, defined as “Core” courses, are required (listed in alphabetical, not sequential, order):

  • ARTH 380
  • ARTH 480 (or JRNL 400)
  • ASTU 100
  • CPSC 103 or 110
  • CPSC 344
  • CRWR 213
  • CRWR 312
  • ENGL 232
  • ENGL 332
  • FIPR 133
  • FIST 100
  • FIST 240
  • FIST 340
  • GERM 412
  • INFO 250
  • INFO 419
  • INFO 456
  • JRNL 100
  • JRNL 400 (or ARTH 480)
  • VISA 110
  • VISA 210
  • VISA 241

A minimum of 12 credits selected from the following courses, defined as “Core Plus”, are required (listed in alphabetical, not sequential, order):

  • ACAM 250, ACAM 350
  • ANTH 215, ANTH 331, ANTH 378, ANTH 478
  • ARTH 101, ARTH 102, ARTH 226, ARTH 227, ARTH 341, ARTH 345, ARTH 445, ARTH 480
  • ASIA 254, ASIA 325, ASIA 326, ASIA 327, ASIA 355, ASIA 356, ASIA 365, ASIA 369, ASIA 375, ASIA 394, ASIA 395, ASIA 433
  • COMM 280
  • CPSC 210, CPSC 310, CPSC 430
  • CRWR 206, CRWR 208, CRWR 302, CRWR 306, CRWR 307, CRWR 310
  • DMED 500, DMED 503, DMED 540 (by permission)
  • ENGL 245, ENGL 328, ENGL 333
  • FIPR 101, FIPR 234, FIPR 338, FIPR 339, FIPR 434, FIPR 469A
  • FIST 200, FIST 210, FIST 230, FIST 331
  • FNIS 100, FNIS 210, FNIS 220, FNIS 454
  • GEOG 374
  • GERM 304
  • GRSJ 101, GRSJ 307
  • LIBR 541, LIBR 556 (by permission)
  • JRNL 400, JRNL 420
  • MUSC 119, MUSC 319A, MUSC 320, MUSC 419, MUSC 420
  • THTR 205, THTR 250
  • VISA 180, VISA 183, VISA 250, VISA 310, VISA 311, VISA 340, VISA 341
  • one of (POLI 380, SOCI 328A, GEOG 374, STAT 200, STAT 203)

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