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Arts and Science: Dual Degree Program

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  • Fall
  • Spring

  • Location
    Point Grey Campus - Vancouver BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    4-1/2 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6210 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2080 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted by May 31

Application Fee: $68


1. Completed between 48 and 75 credits.

2. At least a 68% average on your last 30 UBC credits.

3. Completed the Bachelor of Arts Research Writing requirement (usually ASTU 150 or WRDS 150)

4. One of:

  • ENGL 110
  • ENGL 111
  • ENGL 120
  • ENGL 121
5. Complete or be in the process of completing the pre-requisites for your intended science major

6. Complete at least 12 credits of:
  • CHEM 113
  • CHEM 121
  • CHEM 123
  • PHYS 101
  • PHYS 102
  • PHYS 107
  • PHYS 108
  • PHYS 109
  • MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, or 184
  • MATH 101, 103, or 105
  • CPSC 101, 111, 121, or STAT 100

7. One of:

  • BIOL 111
  • BIOL 112
  • BIOL 121
  • BIOL 140
  • ASTR 101
  • ASTR 102
  • EOSC 110
  • EOSC 111
  • EOSC 112
  • EOSC 114
  • EOSC 116
  • GEOB 101
  • GEOB 102
  • GEOB 103


1. Meet with an Academic Advisor from both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Three consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • Four consecutive years of full time education in English in a country other than English where English is the primary language immediately prior to attending UBC
  • A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or the equivalent
  • A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
  • A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate English A (higher or standard level)
  • A CAE score of a B
  • A CAEL score of 70 with a speaking subtest score of 60
  • A CPE score of a C
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6
  • A MELAB score of 85 with 3 in the speaking test
  • A PTE score of 65 with a 60 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90 with a:
    • 22 in reading
    • 22 in listening
    • 21 in writing
    • 21 in speaking
  • A paper based TOEFL score of 55 in Reading, Listening and Writing and a 4.0 TWE score
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English speaking country
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language
  • Four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction in a country where the primary language is not English
  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
  •  If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver of the English language requirement
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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All students must meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard. If you have completed three years of full-time education in English in Canada, you will have met this standard. It's also possible to meet this English language requirement in several other ways. For complete details check the English Language Competency webpage

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admissions details for BC & Yukon high school students can be found on the BC High School Requirements page and the Yukon High School Requirements page.



Admission details for all high school students in Canada can be found on the Canadian High School web-page

BC Transfer Student

Canadian post-secondary students wishing to transfer to UBC should read the eligibility criteria for transfer students and visit the  Post-secondary studies web page.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer for college students outside of BC check here.

For details on transfer for university students outside of BC check here.

Mature Student

Visit the Mature students web page  for admissions information.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here.

Details for studying at UBC as a Visiting Student are found here.


How to Apply

To apply to UBC please visit the My Application web page 

Also visit University of British Columbia's web site.

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