New Bachelor of Sustainability Degree Proposed

Students – send us your feedback

A new degree program is being considered for UBC’s Okanagan campus. The proposed Bachelor of Sustainability would encompass the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, providing an interdisciplinary approach to one of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Some of the features of the envisioned program are:

  • a four-year direct-entry program at UBCO with an interdisciplinary cohort
  • a set of core integrative courses drawing on faculty from arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, including Indigenous studies
  • advanced courses in a relevant field of concentration designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of sectors
  • electives from a wide range of relevant disciplines, including Indigenous studies
  • community service learning experiences
  • a capstone research-based project
  • electronic media and e-learning tools that support traditional lecture and tutorial formats
  • experiential learning, such as field trips, CSL and capstone
  • co-op opportunities

We want to know what students think. Download an overview of the proposed new degree program below. Then, let us know what you think by emailing us your feedback at

Deadline for feedback: February 28, 2019

Download the Bachelor of Sustainability proposal

One response to “New Bachelor of Sustainability Degree Proposed”

  1. Lisa Pillott

    I believe this is an amazing addition to UBC. I took Sustainability 100 and I was left wanting more. A full degree program would prepare students to go out into the world and make an educated difference for our efforts towards reducing the effects we have made on the planet. This type of information is what needs to be learned and promoted in our communities.