Microbiology and Immunology

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

UBC's department of Microbiology and Immunology is a leading centre for immunology, recombinant DNA technology, and for research into infectious diseases and applied and environmental microbiology. You'll build foundational knowledge in biology and learn about cells, molecules, and mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, and 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

In Microbiology and Immunology, you’ll explore the diversity of microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, and their roles in the biosphere, from nutrient cycling to causing disease. You’ll be able to  study the regulation of bacterial gene expression, or antibiotic resistance mechanisms and immunodeficiency disorders.

Campus features

The Michael Smith Laboratories, named after the late Nobel laureate UBC professor, are located in the heart of campus, and bring together first-class scientists to solve biological problems using genetic engineering techniques.

Program Requirements

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