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

Sunita Chowrira, Associate Head of Biology

Tammy Tromba, Senior Biology Program Asst 

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Important Notices:

  • 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    • BIOL 140 has been replaced by BIOL 180

    • MICB 201 has been replaced by MICB 211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 Lab Selections - BIOL 306, 326, 331, 337, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 363, 402, 403, 404 & 437

  • For Biology Course Registration Information please click here!

  • 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                                                    

  • 2022W Biology TA Positions: The Biology Program is now accepting applications for our 2022W Biology TA positions.  Please submit your application by June 15th, to apply please click here.  If you have any TA position or TA application questions please email taship-application@biology.ubc.caWe will start sending offers by July 2nd. If you are sent an offer please accept it by July 15th. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

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