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 
1103-6270 University Blvd
Biological Sciences Building, UBC
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604-822-4260
(Closed Wed Dec 7 from 11:45 am to 4:30 pm)

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology

Tammy Tromba, Senior Biology Program Asst 
(Away Dec 22 to Jan 3)

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Important Notices:

  • The Biology office will be closed Wed Dec 7 from 11:45 am to 4:30 pm!

  • Biology Online Zoom Advising Hours & In-Person Advising: Connect with a Biology Advisor via a smartphone using the ZOOM app or via a tablet/computer on a web browser.  For in-person advising come by the biology office room 1103 during work hours.

- Dr. Sunita Chowrira, Mon & Fri 12 to 1 pm   https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66856086368, Password: 504978

- Tammy Tromba, Tues & Thurs 11 am to 1 pm  https://ubc.zoom.us/j/93161621961                               

  • 2023S - The following courses are confirmed to NOT be offered:

    • BIOL 201

    • Upper-level BIOL Labs.

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

  • Applications for Third-Year Admission: Are now closed until May 2023!  The results of the August application period will be communicated by the end of August.  If you have any issues with your application please email tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

  • Biology course changes for 2022W:

    • BIOL 140 has been replaced by BIOL 180

    • MICB 201 has been replaced by MICB 211

    • New courses - BIOL 451 & 453

    • BIOL Upper-level Lab Selections - BIOL 306, 326, 331, 337, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 363, 402, 403, 404 & 437        

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

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