High School Students

This is your pathway if you have completed high school in British Columbia or the Yukon, and have no other applicable post-secondary education.

Please note that if you graduated or will graduate from a Canadian high school outside of the BC/Yukon provinces then you should check the Canadian Applicants section of the UBC admissions website, for province specific admission requirements. Also, grade 11 required courses differ for students coming from outside the BC/Yukon provinces.

Visit you.ubc.ca to learn more and start your application process.


Calculation of your GPA is based on English 12 and three additional approved Grade 12 courses (or approved International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses) as determined by the program you are applying to. In addition to the grade 12 courses used to calculate your GPA, there are a number of grade 11 required courses that you must have. Please see below for Faculty of Forestry program specific grade 11 and 12 high school admission requirements.

Program Admission Requirements

The table below specifies the required high school courses for admission to each of our undergraduate degree programs:

Undergraduate Degree Average Calculated on the Following Required Courses or IB/AP Equivalents1 Required but Not Included in the Calculation of the Average1 
Bachelor of Science Forest Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Forest Operations
 English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
 Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
 One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
 One other approved Grade 12 course**
 English 11 plus a language 11
Mathematics 11*
 Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11
 An approved Social Studies course
Bachelor of Science
Natural Resources Conservation
 English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
 Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
 One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
 One other approved Grade 12 course**
 English 11 plus a language 11
 Mathematics 11 *
 Chemistry 11
 One of Biology 11 or Physics 11
 An approved Social Studies course
Bachelor of Science
Wood Product Processing
 English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
 Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
 One of Physics 12, Chemistry 12, or Biology 12
 One other approved Grade 12 course**
 English 11 plus a language 11
 Mathematics 11 *
 Physics 11 and Chemistry 11
 An approved Social Studies course

*Principles of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Mathematics 12

**Information on approved language courses is available at the youbc website.  You may be eligible for exemption from this requirement if you entered the BC school system after Grade 9, or if you have a diagnosed learning disability; please visit the youbc website for details.
Please note: These are only the courses required for applicants following the BC/Yukon high school curriculum. High school students following other curricula should refer to the course requirements listed on the youbc website and contact us for more details.