At UBC, undergraduate sustainability programs include majors or minors offered by the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts, Education, Forestry, Land & Food Systems, Sauder School of Business, and Science.
Explore the options we’ve curated for you below.
UNDERGRADUATE major PROGRAMS BY FACULTY
Commerce and Business Administration
Land and Food Systems
- Atmospheric Science (BSc)
- Biology (BSc)
- Biotechnology (BSc)
- Chemistry (BSc)
- Combined Major in Science (BSc)
- Earth and Ocean Sciences (BSc)
- Environmental Sciences (BSc)
- Geographical Sciences (BSc)
- Geology (BSc)
- Integrated Sciences (BSc)
- Microbiology and Immunology (BSc)
- Oceanography (BSc)
These minors are most relevant to students interested in sustainability. Not all minors are available to all students so talk with your advisor to ensure you are eligible.
- Environment and Society (Arts)
- Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (Arts)
- Geography: Environment and Sustainability (Arts)
- Geography: Human Geography (Arts)
- Sustainable Food Systems (Land and Food Systems)
- Urban Green-Space Management (Forestry)
CREATE YOUR OWN INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE
None of the options above seem right for you? UBC offers a number of ways to create your own interdisciplinary degree around a sustainability issue or theme.
Take the opportunity to expand your studies beyond narrow academic disciplines and design a cross-disciplinary course of study that focuses on two of the following categories: Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, or Creative and Performing Arts.
Rather than earning a degree in only one specific area of engineering, you can gain background in core areas and select 18 credits of technical electives to explore your interests further.
If your interdisciplinary vision cannot be realized in another program, UBC’s integrated sciences give you the opportunity to persuade an advisor to support you.