The UBC Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Combined Major in Oceanography and Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Microbiology.

  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences also offers Honours Fisheries Oceanography, Combined Honours Oceanography and Biology, Combined Honours Oceanography and Another Science Subject, and a Minor in Oceanography
  • Below are the first and second year requirements for the following Combined Majors: (1) Oceanography and Biology, (2) Oceanography and Chemistry, and (3) Oceanography and Physics. For the Combined Major in Microbiology and Oceanography, see Microbiology. The Major specialization in Earth and Ocean Sciences is available for students who have a broad interest in earth science as it relates to oceanography

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.

General First Year Requirements for Combined Majors in Oceanography

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communication Requirement 1

6

Two of:

ENGL 1123 1

ENGL 1129

ENGL 1100

SCIE 1113 or 1114

 

3

3

3

4

PHYS 100-level

3

PHYS 1125 or 1101 2

4

CHEM 121 & 123

6

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

EOSC 112

3

Unavailable

0

MATH 100 or 104

3

MATH 1153/1253 3 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

MATH 101 or 105

3

MATH 1271 or 1273/1283 or 1274

3-4

Electives 4

0-4

Electives 4

0-4

 
Combined Major in Oceanography and BIOLOGY 1st and 2nd Year Requirements

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

BIOL 1125

BIOL 121

BIOL 200

BIOL 230

BIOL 234 or 233

BIOL 260

 

One of:

BIOL 203

BIOL 204

BIOL 205

BIOL 209 or MICB 201

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 

4

4

4

4

All of:

BIOL 23705

BIOL 1115 & 1215

BIOL 2415

BIOL 2380

BIOL 2330

BIOL 2260

 

One of:

Unavailable

BIOL 2350

BIOL 2450

BIOL 2440

 

3

8

3

3

3

3

 

 

0

3

3

3

EOSC 211

3

Unavailable

0

EOSC 270

3

Unavailable

0

CHEM 233

3

CHEM 2216

4

 

Combined Major in Oceanography and CHEMISTRY 1st and 2nd Year Requirements

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

CHEM 203, 213, & 245

CHEM 205

CHEM 208

CHEM 211

CHEM 218

 

8

3

3

4

3

All of:

CHEM 2316 & 2416

CHEM 2250

CHEM 2208

CHEM 2222

Unavailable

 

8

4

4

4

0

EOSC 211

3

Unavailable

0

STAT 200

3

STAT 1224 or 2225

3

 

Combined Major in Oceanography and PHYSICS 1st and 2nd Year Requirements

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

PHYS 117

PHYS 118 & 119

PHYS 200

PHYS 216

PHYS 219

PHYS 229

 

3

4

3

3

2

1

All of:

PHYS 1125

PHYS 1225

PHYS 2424

PHYS 2323

Unavailable

Unavailable

 

4

4

3

3

0

0

All of:

MATH 200

MATH 215

MATH 221

 

3

3

3

All of:

MATH 2371

MATH 2475

MATH 2362

 

3

3

3

EOSC 211

3

Unavailable

0

 

Footnotes:

1 A total of 6 credits of coursework is required to meet the Communication Requirement. 3 credits of the Communication Requirement may be deferred until second year

2 Chosen from 100-level PHYS courses, excluding UBC PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118). Students without credit for Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 prior to taking any other 100-level PHYS course. PHYS 100 will count as an elective. Students requiring PHYS 100 or MATH 110 may delay PHYS 101 (Langara PHYS 1101)/117 (Langara PHYS 1125) until second year

3 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

4 Elective 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 LANG BIOL 2370 = UBCV MICB 2nd (4), precludes credit for UBCV BIOL 112, UBCV MICB 201, UBCV MICB 203

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 May 2022