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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Explore life at all levels of organization, from the gene to the ecosystem. Understand the key fields of biology. Develop practical skills through field work, laboratory work and research projects. Want a bit of independence? You also have the opportunity to design your own program of study.

Quick facts

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

Areas of focus

  • Forest biology
  • Marine biology
  • Neurobiology


  • Conservation officer
  • Dentist
  • Environmental educator
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Forest biologist
  • Health educator
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical doctor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Research technician
  • Science writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife biologist

Sample courses

  • Principles of Genetics - BIOL 230
  • Survey of Invertebrates - BIOL 321
  • Biology of Land Plants - BIOL 324
  • Cell Biology - BIOL 360
  • Animal Behaviour - BIOL 345


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

You can declare this 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.

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