The UBC Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Environmental Sciences (ENSC).

  • The specialization provides a significant background in earth, ocean, atmospheric, and life sciences, and chemistry. The core courses, UBC ENVR 200, 300, 400, and 449, examine environmental issues through seminars and student projects

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

In addition to the Faculty of Science promotion requirements, these are the specific first and second year requirements for this major.


First year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communications Requirement1

6

Two of:

ENGL 11231

ENGL 1129

ENGL 1100

SCIE 1113 or 1114

6

CHEM 121 & 123

8

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

MATH 100 or 104

3

MATH 1153/12532 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

MATH 101 or 105

3

MATH 1271 or 1273/1283 or 1274

3-4

PHYS 100-level 3

3

PHYS 1101 or 11253

4

BIOL 121 & 140

4

BIOL 1115 & 1215

8

Electives4

2

Electives4

0-3

 
Second year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

BIOL 230

3

BIOL 2380

3

Two of:

CHEM 208 (or 202)

CHEM 205 (or 201)

CHEM 211

CHEM 233

 

3

3

4

3

 

CHEM 2208

CHEM 2250

CHEM 2222

CHEM 2216

 

4

4

4

4

ENVR 200

3

Unavailable

0

GEOB 200 or ATSC 201

3

Unavailable

0

MATH 200

3

MATH 2371

3

STAT 2005 or BIOL 300

3

STAT 1224 or 2225

3

Electives4

9

Electives4

6

 

Footnotes:

1 A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. For a full list of acceptable courses see Communication Requirement

2 UBC MATH 110 (Langara MATH 1153 & 1253) may substitute for any of the specified differential calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits

3 Chosen from 100-level PHYS courses, excluding UBC PHYS 100. Students without Physics 12 must take UBC PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118) before taking any other 100-level PHYS course, which will count as an elective. Qualified students are encouraged to take PHYS 117 (Langara PHYS 1125)

4Elective credits together with required courses must fulfill the UBC Faculty of Science's:
a.) Foundational Requirement;
b.) Laboratory Science Requirement;
c.) Science Breadth Requirement;
d.) Science and Arts Requirements;
e.) Upper-level Requirement;
f.) General Degree Requirements.

5 Students should consider which statistics course will fulfill prerequisites for upper-level courses they intend to take. UBC STAT 200 does not fulfil an upper-level credit requirement

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

Updated March 2022