Current Undergraduate Students
- Contact a Biology adviser
- Information about our Programs
- Course Outlines
- How to Register for courses
- Get experience in a Research lab
- Information about Funding Opportunities
- 1st and 2nd year advising: Dr. Francis Choy
- 3rd and 4th year advising: Dr. Greg Beaulieu
- Directed Studies Advisors: Dr. John Taylor or Dr. Francis Juanes
- Honours advising
- Concentration in Marine Biology Advisors: (Sep-Dec) Dr. Diana Varela or (Jan-Jun) Dr. Francis Juanes
- Registration help: Bioadmin@uvic.ca
- General enquiries: Biology@uvic.ca
Students have the opportunity to study Biology at one of the following levels of concentration: General, Minor, Major or Honours. BSc Honours and Major Programs are intended for those planning to become professional biologists. Both require a core of Biology courses, corequisite courses in the other sciences and a selection of upper-level courses suited to the interests of individual students.
- Program requirements for Honours, Major and General programs (B.Sc.)
- Program requirements for the Concentration in Marine Biology
- Combined Biology and Earth and Ocean Sciences program requirements
- Combined Biology and Psychology program requirements
- Biology Co-op Education program
- Course outlines for all Biology courses currently offered.
- Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre offers MRNE courses.
If you need an older outline, please contact Bioclerk@uvic.ca.
The current timetable is available. To register for courses, you must sign in to UVic using your netlink ID and password. Please review the Registration Tutorials. To contact a specific instructor, please refer to the faculty listings page for contact information. NEED HELP REGISTERING? Please contact Bioadmin@uvic.ca.
There are different ways to get experience in a research lab as an undergrad student. See the links below for more information on each program.
- NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (NSERC-USRA): a research-work term in a research a lab. The deadline to apply for the 2015 NSERC USRA program is Friday, January 30, 2015.
- Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Award (SURA): a research-work term in a research lab. The deadline to apply for a SURA is February 15 of each year.
- Workstudy program: gain experience during the Fall and Spring term working in a teaching or research lab.
- Directed Studies: a credit course for senior students working on a project in a research lab. For more information, contact Biology@uvic.ca.
- Honours program: contact the Biology Honours Advisors.
- Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Award (SURA):Summer research can be an important and enjoyable part of an undergraduate experience, and can also be helpful in deciding whether to pursue research as a career. A fund initiated and sustained by an endowment provided by the estate of the late Eva Moody allows the Faculty of Science to provide a number of competitive awards each year to undergraduate students who want to do research in the summer. For more information please refer to the award criteria or contact the Faculty of Science Office
- Bob Wright Scholarships (Requires Faculty Application): One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who have demonstrated an interest in oceansthrough course work, co-op experience or work experience. For more information or to apply visit the Faculty of Science website.
- Jamie Cassels Research Award (JCURA): The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) is designed to provide support for exceptional undergradute students who might otherwise not be able to obtain a direct research experience as a part of whtat we anticipate should be a truly formative learning experience. The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) administers the award nomination process on behalf of the Provost's Office. Recipients undertake a research investigation in dialogue with, and under the mentorship of, a faculty supervisor. Each student receives $1,500 credited directly in their UVic account. For more information visit the LTC website.
- In-Course Scholarships - (No Application Required): :Unless otherwise indicated in the specific award criteria, recipients are selected by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendations of the Biology Department. These scholarships are governed by the general regulations for scholarships, medals and prizes. Students are nominated by the Biology Department during the summer term and are notified by SAFA at the beginning of the Fall term.
- In-Course Scholarships - (Application Required): :The deadline, unless stated otherwise is May 31st to submit applications. A list of "application required" In Course Scholorships as well as their criterias can be found on the SAFA website.
- Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA): Attending university is an exciting opportunity to invest in your future. The Student Awards and Financial Aid office at UVic will help you to manage your investment wisely. Information as well as a listing of available Scholarships and Bursaries for undergraduate students are available on their website.