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
  • Sociology

  • Ancient Mediterranean & Near Eastern Studies
  • Art History
  • Asian Area Studies
  • Asian Languages and Culture
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish

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

  • Canadian Studies
  • Cognitive Systems
  • First Nations and Indigenous Studies
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Speech Sciences
  • U.S. Studies

International Economics

The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is the degree for the next generation of global economists. As the flagship program of the Vancouver School of Economics, the BIE provides students with strong fundamentals in applied economics, international trade, development, and finance, and a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy.

With the UBC Sauder School of Business as its supporting partner, and recognized by Maclean’s Universities Guidebook as a “standout program,” the BIE prepares students for careers in business, government, academia, and the non-profit sector.

BIE students are trained in the tools of economics and their specialized knowledge includes:

  • Accounting & investment theory
  • Advanced data analysis & quantitative methods for economics
  • Empirical research methodologies
  • Business, government and nonprofit policy analysis
  • International trade
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Processes & issues in economic development
  • Theory and practice in finance

  • Data Analytics
  • Junior Economist
  • Account & Market Planning
  • Policy Research & Analysis
  • Financial & Investment Analysis
  • Management Consulting
  • Research & Statistics
  • Finance & Accounting

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, Creative Writing, Journalism, English, German Media Theory, Film Studies, and Information Studies.

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

  • Creative writing and design in digital media
  • Information visualization and visual arts
  • Social media strategy and analytics
  • Digital technologies for art, film, and media production
  • Collaborative media production
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Media theory and application to society and business

  • Marketing & Communications
  • Digital Art & Design
  • Social Media Management
  • Information Policy Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Media Monitoring & Planning
  • Copywriting & Editing
  • Photography & Film Production
  • Visual Brand Design
  • Technical Writing
  • Communications Strategy

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