Biology

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Get your hands dirty in the laboratory and in the field while you study all aspects of living things and their processes. You’ll gain an excellent foundation in all fields of biology while learning the practical skills of a working biologist. Within the Biology program, you can choose to specialize in a number of subject areas including ecology, cell and developmental biology, and physiology.

Faculty Website

Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Biology is the study of all aspects of living things and their processes, including plants, animals, and insects, and their relationships to their environment. This program offers you a wide variety of practical experience in laboratory and field work, using computers, and in communication (both oral and written). You will gain an excellent foundation in all fields of biology while learning the practical skills of a working biologist. You can complete a concentration in Ecology, Cell and Developmental Biology, or Physiology.

Experiential learning and research

Take your studies outdoors with the ample opportunities for field work in the Biology program’s course offerings, including Limnology, Field Ornithology, Flora of British Columbia, and more. Two senior-level course options allow you to conduct independent research projects in the field. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student projects.

Join the Biology Course Union on UBC’s Okanagan campus to connect with peers, get involved in advocacy, and gain increased access to career resources.

Campus features

UBC’s Okanagan campus is home to the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES). BRAES is a consortium of UBC faculty members and students, collaborators, and partner organizations working together to advance research and teaching in conservation and ecology.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

Faculty Website