Bachelor of Science - Biology

4 years
22,460 CAD/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
University of Northern British Columbia

Program description

Students can study biology from the cell to the environment in the Bachelor of Science in Biology program. Our degree lets students study bacteria, plants, animals, ecosystems, and more.

Our many on-campus labs and local and foreign field schools provide practical experience. Students can participate in cutting-edge research with our faculty.

Field schools at Aleza Lake, John Prince, and Quesnel River Research Centres provide hands-on experience.

Program structure

Lower Division

100 Level

  • Introductory Biology I
  • Introductory Biology II
  • Introductory Biology I Laboratory
  • Introductory Biology II Laboratory
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • General Chemistry Lab I
  • General Chemistry Lab II
  • Communications in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
  • Writing and Communication Skills
  • Calculus for Non-majors
  • Calculus I 
  • General Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introductory Physics I: Mechanics 
  • Calculus II

200 Level

  • Ecology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Basic Statistics

Upper Division

300 Level

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecological Analyses

One of the following:

  • Plants, Society and the Environment
  • Animal Physiology

Two of the following:

  • Systematic Botany
  • Ichthyology and Herpetology
  • Ornithology and Mammalogy
  • Fungi and Lichens

400 Level

  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Conservation Biology

One of the following:

  • Plant Ecology
  • Fish Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology


  • Tuition* 22,460 CAD
  • Student Fees* 1,690 CAD
  • Books* 1,600 CAD

*Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.


Requirements for applicants

  • Meet UNBC's English language requirements
  • Meet the international admission requirements by country or meet the admission with a General Certificate of Education (or equivalent)
  • Complete the required high school course equivalencies outlined in the Domestic tab prior.

About the university

One of Canada's top universities, UNBC is situated in the breathtaking scenery of northern British Columbia.

Excellent undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities are offered by UNBC in the areas of cultures, economics, health, sciences, and the environment. We share the exhilaration of new knowledge with our students and the results of our teaching and research with the world as one of British Columbia's research-intensive institutions. UNBC is a welcome place with a warm, inclusive, and supportive learning environment in addition to cultivating and celebrating academic excellence.

The University of the North by and for the North is UNBC. Our students, alumni, teachers, staff, and the communities we serve all feel a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure as a result of our goal. We are also Canada's Green UniversityTM, paving the road for everyone's future to be more sustainable.


To affect people's lives and communities in the North and around the world while being Canada's top destination university in terms of personal character.


To have an impact on the world today and inspire future leaders.

UNBC's Academic Structure

  1. Faculty of Environment
  2. Faculty of Business and Economics
  3. Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Faculty of Science and Engineering
  6. Division of Medical Sciences

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