Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Description: This program combines courses from the biology department with those from the earth and ocean sciences department. The biology program is intended for those wishing to become professional biologists and require a core of Biology courses, corequisite courses in the other sciences and a selection of upper-level courses suited to the interests of individual students. The Earth Sciences programs require a core of earth sciences courses, corequisite courses in the other sciences, and a selection of electives suited to the interests of individual students.

URL: Biology and Earth and Ocean Sciences at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Scholarships: 1
Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists,Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

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

  • 2 of  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Two other approved academic 12 courses are also required. Admission to the Combined Honours Biology and Earth Sciences Program requires the permission of both the Department of Biology and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. To receive an Honours degree, a student must obtain: (1) a minimum graduating GPA of 5.5 overall; (2) a minimum GPA of 6.0 in SEOS or Biology courses at the 300 and 400 level; and a minimum grade of A- in BIOL 499A and 499B or EOS 499A and 499B.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]