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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Study life so small you can't see it without a microscope. Become an expert in technical skills through our hands-on lab courses. Prepare for your career in our co-op program. Gain experience and conduct your own research under the guidance of your professor.

Quick facts

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

Areas of focus

  • Immunology
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Gene editing


  • Medical professional
  • Biotechnologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food quality analyst
  • Veterinarian
  • Research and development professional

Sample courses

  • Immunology - MICR 303
  • Virology - MICR 402
  • Microbial Pathogenesis - MICR 408


Apply to the Faculty of Science 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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Providing you accurate application deadlines, tuition fee estimates, admission requirements, scholarships and transfer credit depends on your situation.

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 requirements.

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You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Program planning

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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