New BA – Requirement Approval Form

Form Type: Application
Form For: Current Students


This form is for current UBCO B.A. students (and new-to-UBCO B.A. students with accepted admission offers) wishing to request an evaluation of general transfer credits (e.g. ENGL 1st or ARTS 1st) that may fulfill one of the B.A. degree requirements (see below)

Further Information:

There is no need to submit this form for transfer credits already assigned with a specific UBCO course number (e.g. ENGL 112), which will automatically be assessed for eligibility to fulfill the B.A. Distribution or Foundational Requirement, if appropriate.

 Calendar Description


To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits of which at least 48 credits must be at the 300/400 level. Of those 48 credits, at least 30 credits must be completed at UBC. All baccalaureate courses delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies are deemed for this purpose to be Arts courses.

Students must complete this form for each course they wish to use as the BA requirement in the following categories:

Foundational Requirement (21 credits):

  • Communication (12 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (3 credits)
  • Indigenous Content (3 credits)
  • Scientific Literacy or Numeracy (3 credits)

Distribution Requirement (12 credits):

  • Creativity (3 credits)
  • Digital Literacy (3 credits)
  • Power, Diversity, and Cultures (3 credits)
  • Sustainability (3 credits)