Science Minor Application Form

Enrolment in the Science Minor Program is limited to students eligible for third-year standing with an average of at least 68% in each of the previous two years.

An acceptable minor program must comprise courses in the Faculty of Science that are for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree and consist of at least 18 credits numbered 300 or higher in a single subject (see BiochemistryChemistryEnvironmental Sciences, and Oceanography Minor listings for exceptions). Students should design a coherent and academically sound course of studies for their proposed minor, which must be approved by the Land and Food Systems Student Services office at the beginning of third year.

Students enrolled in a Science Minor are allowed to double-count a limited number of credits. The minor may contain 6 upper-level credits that are also counted toward the elective requirements of the major.

Completed applications must be returned no later than March 31st of the students’ second year.

Continuation in the Minor requires that the student maintain Passing Year Standing. Where space in courses required for the Minor is limited, students may be required to maintain a sessional average higher than the minimum for Passing Year Standing. Students who wish to pursue a Minor in Science should be aware of the prerequisites of many of the upper-level Science courses. Space in many courses is limited. Admission to a Science Minor does not guarantee access to courses agreed upon for the minor.

Upon successful completion of the Minor program, the notation “Minor in [Subject]” will be denoted on the student’s transcript.

Students might encounter difficulty fitting the courses for the Minor into their program timetable; careful planning is essential, and completion of the Minor program might require an additional period of study beyond the usual four years.

Application for Admission to Science Minor

  • **Before you submit the application, please ensure that you have met the academic standing and course requirements as stated within the UBC Calendar.**

    Meeting the minimum academic standing will not guarantee you a seat since there are limited spaces available.

    Please submit the completed form no later than March 31.

  • Accepted file types: txt, rtf, doc, docx, pdf.

    Please state in a letter of intent of no more than 500 words (a) your aspirations pertaining to completing a Minor in Science in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, including how the Minor in Science fits with your career goals; (b) your intended specialization in the Minor in Science; and (c) a general course plan that outlines how you will integrate the 18 credits into your major requirements. Please address your letter to the attention of LFS Student Services.

  • Applicants will be notified of their admission decision via email in early June.