This page is for current Science 101 students. Here, you will find information about the class schedule, tutorial sessions, final project, and graduation. 

Course Time and Duration

Science 101 is offered every summer from May to the first week of August, with a mid-term break in July. The 13-week program consists of 2 lectures per week, 1 optional tutorial per week, and 1 to 2 optional field trips per month. A graduation ceremony is held at the end of the program in August.

Lectures are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30pm on the UBC Point Grey campus and cover a variety of topics in Science.

Optional Tutorial Sessions

Optional tutorial sessions are held Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm at the UBC Learning Exchange (612 Main Street). Tutorials are used to deliver skill-building workshops, including computer, time management, and note-taking skills, that students can apply in Science 101 and beyond. You're welcome to drop-in for these sessions.

Optional Educational Field Trips

Optional educational field trips are also offered throughout the term, and may include the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, the TRIUMF Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, and a Botany Lab. Sign-up sheets to attend these field trips are made available during class. 

Final Project Information

The Science 101 final project is a program requirement. The purpose of the project is to give students the opportunity to further explore a scientific topic of their choice and to share with others what they have learnt. The topic can be something learnt about in class or something that was only touched upon. The only requirements are that the topic be a scientific one and relevant to the course.

Once students have chosen the topic they would like to explore, they must complete preliminary research on the topic. The Science 101 library page provides information on how to search for books and articles. After selecting a topic and completing preliminary research, students must submit a final project proposal for approval. The purpose of the proposal is to ensure the topic selected is indeed a scientific one and that the sources consulted are reliable.

Once the final project proposal is approved, students must complete a final project outline. The purpose of the outline is to help students organize the information they have researched into a manageable form. Posters are an effective way of presenting information. Projects are displayed at the graduation ceremony. For further information on how to design a scientific poster go to the Science 101 library page. Volunteers are available throughout to help students with their final projects.

Final project proposalFinal project outline


As a memory of each year's Science 101 class we put together a yearbook. The yearbook describes the program – its purpose, academic requirements, the lecture and field trip schedule, and features the students. Each student has their own page with pictures taken throughout the program – on field trips, in labs and in lecture. Students prepare a contribution describing their most memorable experience with the program, how their experience with Science 101 influenced their understanding of the world, and how the program has helped them in their future pursuits. A description of each student's final project is also included.

Click on the links below to view the yearbooks for each year (yearbooks were not compiled prior to 2010).

2023 Yearbook | 2022 Yearbook | 2019 Yearbook | 2015 Yearbook | 2014 Yearbook | 2013 Yearbook | 2012 Yearbook | 2011 Yearbook | 2010 Yearbook

Alumni Program

Graduation is not the end. Students who have successfully completed Science 101 are added to our alumni mailing list. This means that you'll receive emails about different learning opportunities outside of Science 101. This includes opportunities to stay connected to Science 101 and develop skills needed for future education and employment.

The Alumni Program runs each year from September to the end of March. Events are held two to three times a month at various locations in Vancouver, including the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC point grey campus. Past events have included science tutorials, skill-building workshops, a first-aid course, field trips, and yoga classes.

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Faculty of Science

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