Distance Education

Distance Education in the Faculty of Arts

Arts students may take up to 12 credits of coursework through Distance Education (also known as Distant Learning) each session, and a maximum of 60 for their degree.

Be aware, however, that after completing 60 credits, you may only complete 42 credits through Distance Education. For example, if you decided in your third year that you wanted to take courses through distance learning, you would be able to complete a maximum of 42 credits by distance, and minimum of 18 credits on campus.


Resources for Distance/Online Learners are available on the Learning Commons website.

Registering in Distance Education courses

Registration for Distance Education courses is the same as other courses and is done through the Student Service Centre.

To search for Distance Education courses, visit the UBC Course schedule and under the heading “Explore”, click on “Course Search”. Before hitting the Search button, make sure to check the box “Return Distance Education courses only”. This will give you a list of Distance Education courses being offered.

Contacting Distance Education

On-line: visit the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology website

In person: contact Enrolment Services in Brock Hall

By email: distance.education@ubc.ca

By phone: 604.822.9836 or 1.877.272.1422