Academic Advising

Arts Academic Advising is here to guide you throughout your degree. We assist students by clarifying degree requirements, by connecting you to the appropriate resources, and by approving your application for graduation.

If you are experiencing a difficult time academically or personally, we can help by offering support and connecting you to the many resources available.

We encourage you to contact our front counter staff. If they cannot answer your question, they’ll be happy to book an appointment for you to see an academic advisor. Advisors specializing in International Student Advising and Aboriginal Student Advising are available.

What to expect from an Arts UBC education?

Arts UBC offers both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. Both degrees are leadership degrees that will equip you to lead, shape and contribute to our society in meaningful ways.

Your degree will help you grasp the multiplicity of discourse, develop intercultural understanding, and gain strong communication and research skills. Together, these achievements will allow you to foster intellectual integrity and a lifelong passion for learning.

What’s your degree plan?

Degree planning involves choosing courses that will meet and complement your requirements and intellectual interests.

Students complete two types of requirements:

  • Faculty/Degree requirements completed by all BA and BFA students
  • Specialization requirements based on your selected major

However, degree planning isn’t simply restricted to your academics. We highly recommend that you incorporate involvement opportunities into your degree to make your undergraduate education a genuine, life-changing endeavour.