Undergraduate

Our talented undergraduate students specialize in a diverse set of majors and programs including the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (BMus), Bachelor of International Economics (BIE), and the Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS).

Learn about their skills, the types of roles they excel in, and how you can hire them to assist in your workplace.

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Creative and Performing Arts

Our undergraduate students specialize in a combined 40+ majors across the BA, BFA, and BMus degree programs.


Our students possess highly sought-after transferable skills necessary in today’s global economy. With a background in a variety of disciplines, they are uniquely suited to a broad range of roles.

  • Critical thinking & creative problem solving
  • Research, analysis, & project management
  • Communication & writing
  • Technology & computer skills
  • Leadership & teamwork
  • Cultural & historical awareness

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Research & Analysis
  • Project Coordination
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Digital Media Production
  • GIS & Mapping

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

  • Asian Area Studies
  • Asian Languages and Culture
  • Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy
  • Romance Studies

  • Acting
  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Film Production
  • Film Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Theatre: Design & Production
  • Visual Arts

  • Canadian Studies
  • Cognitive Systems
  • First Nations and Endangered Languages
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern European Studies
  • Religion, Literature, and the Arts
  • Speech Sciences
  • U.S. Studies

International Economics

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is an accelerated program that provides students with applied skills in international trade, development, and finance – positioning these student economists with a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy.

The BIE is part of the UBC Vancouver School of Economics, a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues. The BIE admits less than 5% of applicants to the program, and roughly half of each cohort consists of international students – a ratio that fosters valuable global perspectives.


With core courses in economics, commerce and math from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics and the Sauder School of Business, BIE students are trained in:

  • Advanced data analysis & quantitative methods for economics
  • Empirical research methodologies
  • Multiple-criteria decision analysis
  • Business, government and nonprofit policy analysis
  • Accounting and investment strategies
  • International trade and management models
  • Processes & issues in economic development

  • Government and Corporate Policy Advising
  • Economic and Humanitarian Development
  • Financial and Investment Analysis
  • Management Consulting
  • Research and Statistics
  • Business and Development Analysis
  • Non-Governmental Organization Research
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Information Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Relations

Media Studies

The Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) is a program that blends the practice, theory, and research methodology of media studies to position students as future experts in media and digital arts. Through a rigorous academic and technical program, students gain skills in applied creativity, design, research, and the understanding and application of media in society.


Bachelor of Media Studies students take core courses in Art History and Visual Art, Creative Writing, Journalism, Media Theory, Film Studies and Film Production, Information Studies, and Computer Sciences.

With hands-on experience and a broad range of knowledge, students are trained in:

  • Creative writing and design in digital and other media
  • Management of media resources
  • Design of computer programs and applications
  • Anticipation of and response to media and media change
  • Media in public policy discussions

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Digital Art & Design
  • Social Media Management
  • Information Policy Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Media Monitoring & Planning
  • Copywriting & Editing
  • Film Production

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