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In our biology graduate programs, your research will be supported by dedicated facilities and faculty. You’ll build connections with scientific institutes, like the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The research skills you gain in your degree will carry forward in your scientific career.

Our faculty is working on vital research programs in fields such as:

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Forest biology
  • Marine science
  • Neurobiology

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MSc 2 years Yes No
PhD 3-4 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Marine Science
  • Neurobiology
  • Biomedical research and genomics
  • Forest biology
  • Environmental biology

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Michelle Shen at or 250-721-7093.

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