Program Information

School: University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: Gain an excellent grounding in modern biology and obtain the working skills of a professional biologist with a UFV Bachelor of Science in Biology. In your first and second year, you gain a foundational understanding of cell biology, biochemistry, and ecology/organism interactions. In your third and fourth year, you expand your knowledge through a wide range of upper-level courses.

You may also choose to take advantage of extra-curricular learning opportunities through field trips, study tours, and directed studies. The UFV Biology faculty will support you every step of your academic journey — even in your own research undertakings.

URL: Biology at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Geology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

Applicants are required to have: B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted; one of the following: Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B, MATH 094/095 with a minimum average grade of B, MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B, MDPT score of 70% or higher, MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+, MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C; one course from one of the following disciplines, with a minimum grade of C+: Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111, Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (previously offered), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113, Geography 12, GEOG 101, GEOG 102, or GEOG 103, Geology 12 or GEOG 116, or Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students can declare a major in Biology after completion of at least 30 university-level credits with a minimum of 2.0 CGPA on all credits attempted, and after meeting the declaration requirements for Biology.