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Combined Majors

Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (BCom BUCS)

This program  is for those who want to apply their computer science degree within the business world. 

Combined Major Specializations in Science (B.Sc.)

Combined Major programs are available to those students who wish to combine their studies in Computer Science with another Science subject. If a Combined Major program in CPSC and the other Science subject of choice is not listed below, the generic Combined Major program in CPSC and another science subject offers students the flexibility of building their own combined program in consultation with department advisors.

Program  Requirements (as per UBC calendar)
Combined Major (1370): Computer Science and Biology *
Combined Major (3401): Computer Science and Chemistry *
Combined Major (1429): Computer Science and Mathematics *
Combined Major (1371): Computer Science & Microbiology and Immunology *
Combined Major (1391): Computer Science and Physics *
Combined Major (1375): Computer Science and Statistics *
Combined Major: Computer Science and Another Science Subject *
Restricted Electives *
Credit Exclusion List *

Here are the application specifics for each:

Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Microbiology & Immunology
Physics 
Statistics
Another Science
 

Combined Major in Computer Science and Biology

If you're already admitted to the Biology program

Follow the same procedure as for the Computer Science Majors program, specifying your choice of Combined Majors program on the form.

If you're entering 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. Complete the web-based application form.

Enter the desired combined program as your first choice. A further application will be required at the beginning of third year. 

If you're entering 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 siteby 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 Chemistry

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

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 should follow the same procedure as for the Computer Science Majors program, specifying their choice of Combined Majors program on the form.

If you're 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's web site in early June.

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.

If you're 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 here.

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 in Computer Science and Another Science

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 this form. Please do not request a signature for this form prior to acceptance, as our office will not receive it.

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 

Combined Major in Business and Computer Science (BCom BUCS)

This combined major provides students with a strong grounding in both business and computer science. Although the degree granted is the B.Com., the program is jointly administered by the Faculty of Commerce and the Department of Computer Science. Both units will provide student advising.

The program is provided through the Sauder School of Business.

Program requirements as per UBC calendar:  Combined Major Business and Computer Science