Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Investigate the origin, maintenance, and organization of biodiversity and how organisms interact within the natural world. You’ll develop an understanding of core biology concepts and principles, and gain practical experience in the laboratory, field, and classroom, where you’ll develop computer and communication skills.

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Program information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours Yes
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

In the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program, you will obtain a grounding in theory, practical experience, and laboratory skills, as well as gain field work, computer, and communication (both verbal and written) experience. This program prepares you for graduate school and professional programs.

Experiential learning and research

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research 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?

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Science

  • IB Mathematics (Standard or Higher Level; IB Math Studies does not meet the requirement)
  • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, IB Physics, or IB Geography (Standard or Higher Level)
  • Chemistry at the junior or Grade 11 level
  • Physics at the junior or Grade 11 level (strongly recommended)
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