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Current Undergraduate Students

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Biology student advising

Our programs

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.

You'll find a current list of courses available in the UVic Academic Calendar. More information on programs is available in the UVic Academic Calendar.

Courses

If you need an older outline, please contact .

Registering for courses

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 .

Getting lab experience

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.

Funding Opportunities

  • 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
  • Bob Wright Scholorship (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 http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/bursaries/termsofawards/Science.html#scholarships
  • 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 youto manage your investment wisley.  Information as well as a listing of available Scholorships and Bursaries for undergraduate students are avaiable on their website: http://registrar.uvic.ca/safa/

Questions?

Contact us at or check out our FAQ page.

Unless otherwise indicated 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.

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