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Bachelor of Biology
Bachelor of Biology

Bachelor of Biology

  • ID:UBC010084
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,765.20
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$798.57
  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,765.20
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$798.57

* Student fees , Books and supplies (excluding laptop) ...

Estimated Total/program:
$212,928.08
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

Nine ways to meet UBC’s English language admission requirement

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Achieve a final exam grade of 70% or better on the provincial examination portion of Alberta English Language Arts 30-1, BC English 12 (achieved August 2019 or earlier), or equivalents.

  • Achieve a final grade of 4 or better on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or AP Literature & Composition; or achieve a final grade of 5 or better on International Baccalaureate English A (higher-level or standard-level).

  • Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

  • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. You must submit a transcript showing completion of these courses by February 15. For students at North American post-secondary institutions registered in English courses in the January to April term, we will accept a final transcript showing completion of these courses until May 15, if there are spaces left in your degree.

  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language.

  • Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. You will need to submit a transcript as soon as possible to UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC English Language Institute’s English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Tests that satisfy UBC’s English Language Admission Standard

  • CAELCanadian Academic English Language assessmentOverall 70Cambridge English QualificationsB2 First

  • C1 Advanced

  • C2 Proficiency180CELUBC Certificate in English600IELTSInternational English Language Testing System (Academic)6.5, with no part less than 6.0PTEPearson Test of English (Academic)Overall: 65

    • Reading: 60

    • Listening: 60

    • Writing: 60

  • Speaking: 60TOEFLTest of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (UBC’s institution code is 0965)Overall: 90

    • Reading: 22

    • Listening: 22

    • Writing: 21

    • Speaking: 21

Course Information

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.

Biology is a broad field dedicated to the study of all aspects of living things and their vital processes. It encompasses the study of animals, plants, insects, and microbes as well as their relationships with their environments. The Biology program at UBC’s Vancouver campus offers an extremely rich range of specialty 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 focuses on plant science; and Zoology, another powerhouse department conducting research and teaching in developmental biology, comparative animal physiology, ecology, and evolution.

Biology is available as a major or honours, with combined major or combined honours available with Computer Science, Chemistry, and Oceanography. There are several honours degrees in Biology specializations as well, including

  • Animal Biology

  • Cell and Development Biology

  • Conservation Biology

  • Ecology and Environmental Biology

  • Evolutionary Biology

  • Marine Biology

  • Plant Biology

The honours streams are recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in a biological sciences field.

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Year 1:

  • BIOL 112 - Biology of the Cell

  • BIOL 121 - Genetics, Evolution and Ecology

  • BIOL 140 - Laboratory Investigations in Life Science

  • BIOL 153 - Human Biology

  • BIOL 155 - Human Biology

Year 2:

  • BIOL 204 - Vertebrate Structure and Function

  • BIOL 205 - Comparative Invertebrate Zoology

  • BIOL 203 - Eukaryotic Microbiology

  • BIOL 233 - Genetics for Life

Year 3:

  • BIOL 335 - Molecular Genetics

  • BIOL 301 - Biomathematics

  • BIOL 300 - Fundamentals of Biostatistics

  • BIOL 310 - Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Year 4:

  • BIOL 402 - Aquatic Ecology

  • BIOL 413 - Zoogeography

  • BIOL 417 - Phylogenetic Biology

  • BIOL 427 - Ornithology and Herpetology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Biology program is designed to provide you with a strong grounding in several sub-fields of biology and the basic practical skills of the working biologist. It will prepare you for graduate school in various biological sciences disciplines as well as for professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, journalism, etc.).

You’ll learn to analyze and interpret data, apply biological concepts, collect and observe data, conduct field and lab research, write technical reports, and to think analytically and critically.

Program graduates

  • PhD candidate in public health and primary care, University of Cambridge

  • Dentist, Fairmont Dental Group

  • Veterinary medicine and surgery student, University of Edinburgh

  • PhD candidate in Microbial Evolution, University of Oslo

  • Genetic counsellor, Alberta Health Services

  • Research assistant, BC Cancer Agency

  • Science and math teacher, St. George’s School

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance: 500 CAD per year

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