If you are not sure about the Faculty of Science second year application process please read the following link. Decisions regarding admission to CAPS Honours specialization are made after students complete their winter term in second year Science. Please read the admissions procedures carefully. Pay close attention to the Summary of Minimum BSc Program Requirements at UBC.
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For students entering their second year in the Faculty of Science in the academic year 2013-2014 or later, the program requirements are:
|BIOL 112, 1212, 140||8|
|CHEM 121, 123 (111, 113)||8|
|MATH 100 or 102 or 1044||3|
|MATH 101 or 103 or 1054||3|
|BIOL 200, 201||6|
|CHEM 233, 235||4|
|BIOC 301, 302||6|
|CAPS 301, 303, 390||12|
|CAPS 421, 422, 423, 424, 426||15|
|Credits for Degree||132|
|1. A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. ENGL 112 is recommended. For a full list of acceptable courses see the Communication Requirement. SCIE 113 or SCIE 300 may be used to satisfy part of the Communication Requirement but not part of the 18-credit Arts Requirement.|
|2. Students lacking Biology 12 must take BIOL 111 before taking BIOL 121.|
|3. MATH 180 or 184 or 120 may substitute for any of the specified differential calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 1 credit. MATH 110 may be substituted for any of the specified differential calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits.|
|4. MATH 121 may substitute for any of the specified integral calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 1 credit.|
|5. Students must take 3 credits of PHYS in addition to PHYS 101.|
|6. Students should note that they may obtain credit for only one of the introductory courses in statistics listed under Credit Exclusion Lists.|
|7. Students will normally be required to take CAPS 430 and 449 in the same Winter Session.|
Frequently Asked Questions
The decisions are made in mid May of second year, after all the applicants’ winter session marks from second year become available on the online transcript.
Yes, but we ask that you finish your Honours requirements in your first four years and if necessary take an additional year to complete your minor requirements. Depending on the minor program you have in mind, you may be able to do both in four years. Please note that you must have approval from the Faculty of Science as well as the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences to complete a minor program.
Yes, however, if the coming winter session will be your last and you will graduate in May, then you do not need to carry 30 credits to remain in an honours option. You need only as many credits as are required to fulfil all degree requirements. That provision is part of the normal regulations for honours options (see UBC Calendar). Otherwise, 30 credits are required.