General Studies

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Students studying in Nechako Building at UBC Okanagan

This program provides a comprehensive undergraduate science education with the opportunity for concentration in two or three of the following subject areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Geospatial Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

The General Studies BSc degree is appropriate for students planning to continue study in professional areas such as post-secondary education, business administration, dentistry, law, medicine, or veterinary medicine. In particular, this program provides excellent preparation for prospective secondary school teachers.

It is not generally intended for students planning to continue to graduate studies in science; however, with careful planning and high academic achievement, it is possible to enter a science graduate program, although additional qualifying studies may be required at some universities. To qualify for the General Studies BSc degree, students must meet all of the graduation requirements and the requirements for first and second year. To satisfy the requirement of at least 36 credits from Science courses numbered 300 and above, students must select one of two options within the General Studies degree program.

For more information, see the Academic Calendar.