The University of British Columbia offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

The BSN program is competitive and has limited seats. The school selects applicants who not only demonstrate academic potential, but who also most aptly display a motivation to study nursing and who demonstrate that they possess the qualities and skills most necessary to be a caring and competent professional nurse. In addition, the School will select those applicants who demonstrate the best potential for academic success, leadership, and ability to advance the nursing profession. To be considered for admission, students are required to have:

  • Either a bachelor's degree or significant progress (48 credits or more) towards a degree in another field of study, including the specific required courses in the table below
  • A minimum 70% average (2.8 GPA on a 4 point scale) in the most recent non-nursing 30 university-transferable credits
  • A supplemental application completed online through the UBC website that includes references, a resume, and a personal statement

The following courses are required within the minimum 48 credits:

UBC Requirements


Langara Equivalents


ENGL 112


ENGL 1100 or 1123


BIOL 153


BIOL 1190 & 1191





1Students should plan their elective courses with a second degree option in mind

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated August 2022