Biology at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Study all aspects of living things and their processes as you learn about the fundamental concepts in Biology. You’ll have a diverse range of courses to choose from, providing insight into the various sub-disciplines such as ecology, human biology, and animal physiology. Specializations within the Biology program range from Animal Biology to Evolutionary Biology to Chemical Biology, and much more.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

The Biology program at UBC’s Vancouver campus offers an extremely rich range of specialty and course options that span the field’s many sub-disciplines. It is overseen by two Departments: Botany (in the academic field, one of the largest and strongest in North America) which focusses on plant science; and Zoology, another powerhouse department conducting research and teaching in  developmental biology, comparative animal physiology, ecology and evolution.

The Biology program has one Major, two Combined Majors, eight Honours, and three Combined Honours options. Biology program options include the following:

  • Animal Biology (Honours)
  • Biology (Major, Honours)
  • Cell and Developmental Biology (Honours)
  • Computer Science & Biology (Combined Major, Combined Honours)
  • Conservation Biology (Honours)
  • Ecology and Environmental Biology (Honours)
  • Evolutionary Biology (Honours)
  • Marine Biology (Honours)
  • Plant Biology (Honours)
  • Chemical Biology (Combined Honours)
  • Biology and Oceanography (Combined Major, Combined Honours)

Program Requirements

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