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

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology

Tammy Tromba, Senior Biology Program Asst                        tromba@biology.ubc.ca

Yuki Matsumura, Biology Program Asst
(Work Hours: Mon/Thurs/Fri 8:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Chanelle Chow, Biology Canvas Support

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Important Notices:

    • Applications for Admission to the Third Year Biology Program:  Are now open until Jan 19th, to apply please click here! The results of the January applications will be communicated by early Feb. If you have any questions please contact the Biology Office at tromba@biology.ubc.ca.

    • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

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

      - 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

  • Biology Updates for 2021W:

    • New Biology courses:  For more information please click here!

    • 1 BIOL Lab Concession: 3rd or 4th-year 2021W 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.

    • BIOL Lab Selections: BIOL 306, BIOL 326, BIOL 331, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 342, BIOL 351, BIOL 352, BIOL 363, BIOL 404 & BIOL 437.


a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Science
UBC Biology Program
1103-6270 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-4260