Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Description: The Bachelor of Science, Major and Minor in Biology emphasize a “hands-on,” integrative approach to learning. Smaller class sizes allow one-on-one interaction, fostering development of the student-mentor relationship. Versatility is a key feature of the Biology program.

Whereas the Major has a traditional core program, which all students must take, students can also select courses to suit their interests. For example, strong faculty expertise in Organismal Biology, Ecology, Molecular/Cellular Biology and Microbiology/Virology enables students to emphasize one of these directions. Students can also select electives from other departments (e.g., Fisheries, Forestry, Geography, Anthropology) to satisfy their degree requirements. In the final year, students have the option, depending on availability, to complete a comprehensive undergraduate research project, under the supervision of a Biology faculty member.

URL: Biology at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,919
Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

Physics 12 is recommended but not required. Some seats are available for students who have only completed Chemistry 11 with a minimum “C+”.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students are encouraged to become computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets and databases by Second Year.