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Biology and Earth Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Discover the relationships between life on Earth and geological, oceanic and atmospheric processes. Explore how these processes affect our planet. Build your knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of our Earth and the life it sustains. Work with experts at field schools and marine laboratories.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional


  • Environmental regulation enforcement officer
  • Environmental scientist

Sample courses

  • Biological Oceanography - BIOL 311
  • Survey of Invertebrates - BIOL 321
  • Earth System Evolution - EOS 260
  • Earth Science Field School - EOS 300


Apply to the Faculty of Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

When you submit your application, choose either Biology or Earth Sciences as your program of interest. You can declare the combined Biology and Earth Sciences program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

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