Combined Majors

Combined Major in Biology and Computer Science

Students already admitted to the Biology program

Students already admitted to the Biology program (and only those students) should follow the same procedure as for the Computer Science Majors program, specifying their choice of Combined Majors program on the form.

Students about to enter second year

All applications to second-year Life Science programs are handled centrally at the Faculty of Science. This includes the Combined Majors and Combined Honours programs with Computer Science. A Web-based application form is now available on the Science Information Centre web site:

https://science.ubc.ca/students/degree/apply

Students should enter the desired Combined program as their first choice. A further application will be required at the beginning of third year. Please continue reading for details.

Students about to enter third year

All biology programs require one of following sequences of courses in third year:

  • BIOL 361, 360, 362
  • BIOL 361, 363, 364 (pre-requisite: BIOL 204)
  • BIOL 351, 352

These courses must be taken in third year (exceptions are rarely granted), and students need to apply through the Biology program web site

http://www.biology.ubc.ca/admission/admission-into-2nd-and-3rd-year/

by the deadline in May. Students who are not admitted to third year will need to switch to a different program. Note that the average required to register for BIOL 360 and 362 is higher than the average required for the other two course sequences.

Students in the Life Science co-op, and who will be out on a work term in term 2 of their third year, should take either BIOL 351 in term 1, or BIOL 361 and the desired lab course in the first half of their third year (in which case they will complete the lab course and take the second lecture course in the second half of their fourth year).

Combined Major in Computer Science and Mathematics

The application process is the same as that for the Computer Science Majors program.

Combined Major in Computer Science and Microbiology & Immunology

Students already admitted to the Microbiology & Immunology program

Students already admitted to the Microbiology & Immunology program should follow the same procedure as for the Computer Science Majors program, specifying their choice of Combined Majors program on the form.

Students about to enter second year

All applications to second-year Life Science programs are handled centrally at the Faculty of Science. This includes the Combined Majors and Combined Honours programs with Computer Science. A Web-based application form will become available on the Science Information Centre web site in early June:

https://science.ubc.ca/students/degree/apply

Students should then enter the desired Combined program as their first choice. A further application will be required at the beginning of third year. Please continue reading for details.

Students about to enter third year

Additionally, the Combined Major program with Microbiology & Immunology requires the third-year Microbiology lab course MICB 322 to be taken in term 1 of the student's third year, and either MICB 401 or MICB 323 (to be taken in term 2 of the student's third year, or for co-op students in term 2 of the student's fourth year). The application form, and information about the deadline and how admissions into MICB 322/323 are determined, can be found at

http://www.microbiology.ubc.ca/undergraduate/application-processes/application-forms

Combined Major in Computer Science and Physics

The application process is the same as that for the Computer Science Majors program.

Combined Major in Computer Science and Statistics

The application process is the same as that for the Computer Science Majors program.

Combined Major: Computer Science and Another Science Subject

This is a generic Combined Majors program, that can be used for students who are interested in combining Computer Science with a Science subject for which there does not already exist a specific program

Please refer to the instructions for the ‘Major in Computer Science (BSc or BA)’ as you will be subject to the same competitive admissions process. If you are accepted, you will be required to complete the form referenced below. Please do not request a signature for this form prior to acceptance, as our office will not receive it.

http://www.cs.ubc.ca/ugrad/forms/GenericCombinedMajors.pdf

Together the student and the advisor from the other department will then fill in the credits for that department on the form (at most 8 credits in first year, at most 12 credits in second year, and at most 7 three- or four-credit courses in third and fourth year). Once the advisor in the other department has filled in the credits and signed the form, the student needs to make an appointment with a Computer Science departmental advisor, in order to have the program approved. Please see the link below for how to book an appointment:

Advising webform: https://my.cs.ubc.ca/students/advising-request

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