Welcome to the Biology Program

UBC's Biology Program is the undergraduate teaching program of the Departments of Botany and Zoology. Options include one Major, two Combined Majors, eight Honours, and three Combined Honours options.

We hope and expect that during your time as an undergraduate you will acquire an appreciation for the living world and a set of essential skills and attitudes that form the basis for further education and serve you well in the future.

Contact Information:

Biology Program Office
(Closed during the COVID-19 pandemic)
1103-6270 University Blvd
Biological Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology
associate.head@biology.ubc.ca

Tammy Tromba, Biology Program Assistant
tromba@biology.ubc.ca

Chanelle Chow, Biology Canvas Support
tamira@mail.ubc.ca

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Important Notices:

  • Biology TA Positions for 2021S:  The Biology program is now accepting applications for the 2021S TA positions.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 9th.  Only successful candidates will be contacted. Hiring decisions are made in accordance with UBC’s hiring practices (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/) and the collective agreement made between UBC and CUPE 2278

  • Biology Updates:

    •  All term 2 and 2021S Biology courses, tutorials, and labs will be offered online.

    • Biology Lab Selections for 2020W: BIOL 306, 326, 341, 342, 351, 352, 402, 403, and 404.

    • 1 BIOL Lab Concession for 2020W: 3rd or 4th-year Biology students can request the 1 BIOL lab concession by emailing tromba@biology.ubc.ca and will only be required to take 2c of BIOL Lab Selections but will be required to take 2 additional credits of BIOL Life Science Selections.

    • 2021S: BIOL 111, 112, 121, 204, 260 - T2, 300, 335 - T1, 371, and 416 will be offered.

  • Biology Online Advising Hours: Connect with a Biology Advisor via a smartphone using the ZOOM app or via a tablet/computer on a web browser.

  • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Majors:  Are now closed until May! The results of the January applications will be communicated during the first week of February. If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

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Faculty of Science
UBC Biology Program
1103-6270 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
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